Advertisements Brief history, I went to go play in the sandbox in Dec. 2007. Before I left the 6.2? upgrade screwed up either the boot sector, kernel or root sectors. File allocation is intact. I have seen some unknowlegable posts says the HD is dead. The HD Tivo will not boot and is stuck at the first screen. The drive have been scanned by software available to 24th AF and the sectors 4,5 and 6 seem to be trashed by the download but is sound electromechanically which means with 100% certainty that the problem is software related. The trashed sectors appear to be caused by weather related issues during download and DTV error correction if any wasn't good enough to solve the problem. Is Slice an appropriate tool to reinstall a new kernel/root sectors? I would prefer to save my old programs since Trio is no longer offered on DTV and I have a complete set of LaughIn on the drive. What are the current versions of kernel and root that can be used.