I have a neighbor who bought a Direct TV DVR on Ebay with some type of hacked software and a 500 gig hard drive. She travels quite a bit and records several weeks worth of shows at a time. The concern is that her drive or software may be on the way out. At times it pixelates, and now it simply won't boot. Its stuck on the "powering up" screen. The issues as I figure them are: If software is corrupt, is there a version of InstantCake that can reload a new drive? I believe there is. Is there a way to get the shows off if the original software is kaput? I am hoping that perhaps Instant Cake can bake a new drive and MFtools can move the shows from the old drive to the new one. Is this possible? Does Direct TV recognize the green screen of death repair system? I am not sure what model number her unit is, perhaps R10. Thank You Patrick Go Bears!