Dvr Backup And Restore Software for Windows (DvrBARS)

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  1. Dec 2, 2015 #1221 of 1827
    baltimorebrett

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    I disabled all 4 devices and now it starts up. Then I re-enabled a single device and it does not. I ran the mfs reformatter and it does startup successfully, though the screen is blank when it starts up (and tells me I don't have a the right TiVo attached).
     
  2. Dec 2, 2015 #1222 of 1827
    ThAbtO

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    Interestingly, I have a HP laptop with a SD card reader and MSFR wasn't interfered by it.
     
  3. Dec 2, 2015 #1223 of 1827
    baltimorebrett

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    I had run it my wife's dell (Dimension 660s). I worked yesterday, but Microsoft was kind enough to upgrade it to windows 10 overnight. Now it does not work. So it worked with windows 7, but not windows 10. I did not try to disable devices and presume that would make it work
     
  4. Dec 3, 2015 #1224 of 1827
    darklyte

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    Disk manager is currently showing my primary boot drive (0) and a secondary drive that I have split in 2 (1) as active drives.

    The card reader is showing up as blank disks 2-6.

    And then a DVD-R drive

    I did disable the card reader by unplugging it from the MB and the program still wouldn't start. I don't see a setting in my Bios to disable it that way.
     
  5. Dec 3, 2015 #1225 of 1827
    ggieseke

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    The setting is usually in the same screen with USB settings. Unplugging it from the MB probably won't help if the BIOS still thinks it's there.

    Did you run it while they were enabled? If the mfsr code works I can probably port it to DvrBARS.

    Single slot SD card readers usually don't bother it. I'm convinced that it's a bug in the driver from one specific manufacturer of all-in-one card readers, but that's almost impossible to prove.
     
  6. Dec 3, 2015 #1226 of 1827
    baltimorebrett

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    reading the latest post, I'm realizing I disabled the drives in the device manager. That would tell me that the crash is when you query the device and since it's disabled, then it does not exist. I would think the bios disable or unplugging would accomplish the same action
     
  7. Dec 4, 2015 #1227 of 1827
    ggieseke

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    I'm not sure why unplugging it from the motherboard didn't work, but thanks for the info about disabling them in Device Manager. That was going to be my next question. :D

    It's a lot easier than opening the case or messing around in BIOS.
     
  8. Dec 4, 2015 #1228 of 1827
    baltimorebrett

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    Any other ideas? I'd be willing to try a few test binaries (with logging etc) if that would help.
     
  9. Dec 5, 2015 #1229 of 1827
    ggieseke

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    I will try to transplant the newer drive detection code from mfsr back to DvrBARS if I get some time this weekend. In the meantime, temporarily disabling the offending "disks" in Device Manager is a fairly painless workaround.
     
  10. Dec 5, 2015 #1230 of 1827
    baltimorebrett

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    I ran dvrbars it in disabled mode and was able to restore the TiVo. The disk drive was ~5 years old. I made a copy of the original disk without any errors, but I think it was in an infinite reboot mode, so it was a dead disk. Now it's in trash & disassembled. New image is online and working.

    Big debate is do I replace my drive before it dies. It's been running since January 2010, so I'm past the 5 year mark on that drive
     
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  11. Dec 5, 2015 #1231 of 1827
    baltimorebrett

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    I presume I can use dvrbars on any TiVo. My TiVo is a tivohd that I will need to clone. 1TB drive, so it's going to take a long time to copy. Does anyone know of an easy way to purge all the deleted shows? That would really shorted the copy time.
     
  12. Dec 6, 2015 #1232 of 1827
    ggieseke

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    It should work fine on Series 1 through Premiere TiVos. It won't touch Roamio or Bolt models. On a Series 3, both the Truncated and Modified backup modes should ignore the deleted files, but you can always clean them out with a few clicks by using kmttg.
     
  13. untfan

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    Anyone have an image for a TCD746320, the grandfather-in-law is stating his HDD is starting to click, figured I better bring a new HDD up just in case.

    ... and while I am at it can I get one for the TCD750500 as my parent's is the same vintage and rather than go looking I will just have it when needed.

    Thanks in advance.
     
  14. ggieseke

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  15. splintersam

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    I'm also looking for an image for the TCD746320 if any one has it. I've been trying to copy the image I have onto a new drive, but I can't get jmfs to recognize it as a Tivo drive. I'm running out of space on my other Tivo and time to fix it before I leave on a trip Tuesday, so for now I'm cutting my program losses and just looking for an image to start over. Thanks
     
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  17. splintersam

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    Thanks, ggieseke, your message storage has been exceeded so I couldn't reply to the PM. :)
     
  18. darklyte

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    Opening the device manager in "Disk Drives" and disabling each drive related to the multi-card reader worked.

    I am now able to start DVRB without it crashing. :cool:

    Not sure why actually unplugging the device from the MB didn't work, and my bios didn't have a setting to disable, so this is an easier solution. Thanks.
     
  19. Bob_Collins

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    I need a backup image for a TiVo TCD748000 Premiere XL. I tried to back it up using WinMFS before I realized it wouldn't work with a Premiere unit and screwed up the hard drive. Anyone know of a way to bring it back without having to restore an image to it?

    Thanks in advance!
     
  20. ggieseke

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