Dvr Backup And Restore Software for Windows (DvrBARS)

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  1. dougdingle

    dougdingle HD Tech

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    Get the Western Digital disk diagnostics software from their site, install it, then run the Erase utility from the Test menu on the drive (make SURE you select the right drive) for about 10 minutes, which will clear the drive.

    After it's done, do not let windows initialize the drive or do anything else to it, or you'll have to erase it again.

    And it goes without saying, anything that was on the drive is gone now.
     
  2. ThAbtO

    ThAbtO TiVoholic by the bay TCF Club

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    WinMFS does not work for Series 4/Premiere. What model is it from? Look on the label in the back, it begins with TCD.
     
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  4. Jan 1, 2021 #1984 of 1999
    Jon Kranes

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    Hi, I'm looking for a 4TB image for a Premiere 748000. Thanks!
     
  5. Jan 2, 2021 #1985 of 1999
    ggieseke

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    Sent.
     
  6. Mar 5, 2021 #1986 of 1999
    thgirwskram

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    THis was so helpful. I could not get DVRBars to start, but when I unplugged my USB card reader the software fired up immediately, now if I can just figure out where to go from here ;-)
     
  7. Mar 5, 2021 #1987 of 1999
    ggieseke

    ggieseke Well-Known Member

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    Just restore the image I sent you, then put the drive in your Premiere. Once it updates to the latest software run a Clear & Delete Everything on the TiVo to "marry" the drive to the motherboard.
     
  8. Mar 5, 2021 #1988 of 1999
    thgirwskram

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    Just to be clear, I could not directly restore the image provided to a blank drive. I don't know if this has worked for others, but I was able to mount the image and then I did a backup of the that image to a new file. Then, I rebooted with a blank drive attached and restored that backed up image to the blank drive. Basically the nerd in me tried a bunch of crap and got it to go. I am back in business. As I write this my failed drive is attached to my PC and attempting a backup. Hope it works, as there was 200 hours + of recordings i'd really like to keep.
     
  9. Mar 6, 2021 #1989 of 1999
    ggieseke

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    The image I sent you should have restored straight to the new drive. And details including error messages would be helpful.
     
  10. Mar 6, 2021 #1990 of 1999
    thgirwskram

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    My memory is good, just short and I don't recall the error message.

    Out of curiosity I took another 2tb drive out of the cupboard and tried to duplicate the problem so I could report back to you. It worked fine this time from the downloaded image. It more than likely was operator error.

    Thanks for your support...I did use that donation button!
     
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  11. tuvoc55

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    Hello. I am looking for an image for a TCD746320. I tried using TCD746320-20.7.4.RC42-500GB.vhd and TCD746320-20.7.4.RC42.vhd that I got from another site and I was able to get a restore from the 500GB version to start once but for the most part the Tivo just keeps on rebooting after it get to the initial Welcome - Starting Up screen. I have tried to use 1TB and 2TB Hitachi drives and a 3TB WD Green. Any help with this will be greatly appreciated. Thank you!!
     
  12. ggieseke

    ggieseke Well-Known Member

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    What size drive do you plan to use?
     
  13. jmbach

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    That was a mistake.

    Now that you have come to the source, you have a great chance on getting up and running again.

    Sent from my SM-G988U using Tapatalk
     
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  14. tuvoc55

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    Thanks guys. Ideally I would like to be able to use the WD Green 3TB drive if possible but I am just hoping to get it functioning right now.
     
  15. ggieseke

    ggieseke Well-Known Member

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    Image sent.
     
  16. tuvoc55

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    Thanks again !! The drive with the image from the other site eventually came back and I had a drive that could hold 75 HD hours. After using your image I now have a drive that can hold 479 HD hours !!
     
  17. Zimtech

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    Hi, I'm looking for a 2TB image for a Premiere 748000. Mine has older software version and is stuck in the setup loop. Thanks!
     
  18. ggieseke

    ggieseke Well-Known Member

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    Sent.
     
  19. Zimtech

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    Thank you!!!
     

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