Consistent crash on one video/download

Discussion in 'TiVo Premiere DVRs' started by bsmith1051, Sep 25, 2011.

  1. bsmith1051

    bsmith1051 Member

    Nov 15, 2009


    I have a new video-podcast episode that consistently causes my Premiere to crash and reboot. This is a podcast I have been subscribed to and successfully downloading for about a year. I am assuming that either the episode-download is corrupt or it's been recorded to a bad-sector on the hard-drive.

    What should I do now?

    - If it's a bad download, can I report it to Tivo somehow so that they can improve the error-detection in a future update?

    - Or, if it's a bad sector, is there a way to permanently mark it so that the unit avoids it? (Worst case here, I could mark that file as Never Delete, then just ignore it. But that would waste a half-hour's worth of HD recording space.)

    Any other suggestions? Thank you!
  2. ejonesss

    ejonesss New Member

    Aug 13, 2007
    i am getting that too with recorded shows.

    are you able to watch the podcast on the box and get a minor macroblocking or other blips?
  3. bsmith1051

    bsmith1051 Member

    Nov 15, 2009
    Sorry, this was two years ago and I don't remember what happened. I think I just stopped watching that podcast.
  4. sfhub

    sfhub Well-Known Member

    Jan 6, 2007
    If it keeps rebooting at the same point, it is quite likely it is a bad sector. IMO you are best off leaving the show as is, don't delete it. This will server as your own user-level "locking out" of the bad sector.

    If you try and run something like kickstart 57, it will likely go into a GSOD boot loop.

    When you have some time, pull the drive out and reimage the whole drive onto a new drive using dd_rescue -A, then run kickstart 57 on the new drive.
  5. unitron

    unitron Well-Known Member

    Apr 28, 2006
    semi-coastal NC


    Refresh my memory--what does the -A switch do?

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