Advertisements I just downloaded TIVO desktop ver 2.5 as I started getting a strange error when I tried to start ver 2.4a. Everything worked fine until I tried to start TIVO desktop a couple of weeks ago to xfer some movies to my computer. Everything had worked just fine and I xfered about a dozen movies using ver. 2.4a. About two weeks ago when I tried to start TIVO desk top I got an error message saying "UNABLE TO START TIVO DESKTOP! DATA OF THIS TYPE NOT SUPPORTED". I called tech support and was bumped to their second level who told me to call my computer mfg. because no one else had called with a similar complant. I have a 3 GH dual core Dell XPS with 2 GB ram and 250GB HD. I tried uninstalling 2.4a and editing the reg under LOCAL_MACHINE/SOFTWARE & CURRENT_USER/SOFTWARE to remove all traces of DT 2.4a before installing ver 2.5. After installing with AV shut off and restarting I get the same error. I checked under Admin Services and the TIVO Beacon is running. If I try to run TIVO Server Properties I get the same error. Dell answer was to restore the system to a point more than two week ago when the system was working. If I did I would lose all saved date from the restore point forward plus I am not sure of the exact date I last ran TIVO desk top.