Dvr Backup And Restore Software for Windows (DvrBARS)

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  1. bgpolak

    bgpolak New Member

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    Hi there, it looks like the drive in my Tivo Premiere TCD746320 gave out and word around these parts is that this thread is the place to go to for image files. So if anyone has this image file so I could restore to a new drive, it would be very much appreciated. Thanks.
     
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    ggieseke Well-Known Member

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  3. unitron

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    This thread is also the place to go for the software you need to use to restore those images.
     
  4. bgpolak

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    Yeah don't worry :D, I saw DvrBars first then I went looking for images, and that led me back here because apparently I didn't see other pour souls seeking generosity :p
     
  5. chaoflux

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    I'm currently also in the boat of having a failed (GSOD Loop) TCD746320 drive on my wifes premiere. Tried the dd_rescue without avail. Any help getting ahold of a decent image would be much appreciated.

    Thanks,
    Chao
     
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  7. jespenshade

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    Could I please get an image for a TCD758250?
     
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  9. jespenshade

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    Many THANKS for GIVING this to me!
     
  10. chaoflux

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    Thanks Much!
     
  11. chaoflux

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    Ok I I figured it would be a great idea to backup all of my TiVo's using Dvrbars....which was, backed up 2 tivo premieres... until I ran out of space. Grabbed and old 1tb and formatted my Series 3 drive instead of my old 1tb drive......
    any chance you have a TCD652160 image.....

    I'm an idiot...
     
  12. darklyte

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    The DVRBars program is not working for me.
    When I click on it nothing happens, no error message.

    The program used to work on my computer, I last used it about a year ago on the same machine, the only difference being that I have upgraded to Windows 10. It is not a laptop and I did try disabling a card reader I have attached as was suggested in an earlier post.

    I tried running it in compatibility mode but that hasn't worked. Any suggestions for getting DVRBars to work?
     
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  13. ggieseke

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    If you're using the latest version (1.0.0.6), card readers are the only thing that I've seen kill it in the manner you describe. Windows 10 shouldn't bother it.
     
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  15. Dec 1, 2015 #1215 of 1990
    darklyte

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    Yes its 1.006 and I've also got 1.003 from the last time I used it successfully and neither work, while 1.003 did work on this same machine with all the same hardware.

    Its a PC running Windows 10 which is the only major change to hardware/software since I ran it last time previously on Windows 7.

    The card reader was in the machine last time as well, its one of those multi-card readers in the 3.5" bay slot. I unplugged it from the MB but DVRB still doesn't work. I also tried disabling the antivirus just in case but not luck either.

    No error message, I just try to start it and nothing happens. Do you have any other suggestions I could try to get it to work?
     
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    ggieseke

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    If you look at Disk Manager, what devices does it show? I just ran it on my Windows 10 company laptop without any problems.
     
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    I tried the dvrbars program on my dell 8900 running Windows 10-64 and it does work at all. I think it starts and then stops right away. Is there a log file? I tired a Windows7 install and it works just fine (So I can do what I need to do but figured perhaps you would like to know).
     
  18. Dec 1, 2015 #1218 of 1990
    jmbach

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    You might have to right click on the exe file, click on properties and click unblock in the general tab.
     
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    The program is not blocked. I tried windows 7 and windows95 compatibility without any success. It does try to run the program
     
  20. Dec 2, 2015 #1220 of 1990
    ggieseke

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    It looks like the 8900 has a 19 in 1 media card reader. Those devices have been a pain in the butt since I wrote DvrBARS because they show up as physical drives to the OS but the Windows Management Instrumentation layer crashes when you try to get any information about them. It doesn't return an error code that I could work around, it just terminates the program.

    Try disabling the card reader in the BIOS settings and let me know if that solves the problem. I have tried it on at least half a dozen Windows 10 desktops and laptops without any crashes.

    For anyone experiencing this particular bug, I would be interested if MFS Reformatter runs on the same computer. I rewrote the drive detection subroutine so that it uses the Setup API instead of WMI in an effort to solve the problem. You don't have to have a TiVo drive to expand, just see if you get a user interface or it crashes.
     

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