I have a Tivo Premiere and a Tivo Premiere XL that I am bringing out of "retirement" while I was in a rental house for a few years and couldn't use them. Unfortunately both of them are stuck in a guided setup loop. They will go all the way to the "Getting Setup Info" screen, connect, and download. Then they start loading info for a while only to restart back to the beginning of the guided setup process. I have repeated this process several times (the definition of insanity? LOL), and I also check each time to see if the software version at least changed, but it never does. I used DVDBars to reimage the hard drives for both Tivos, and tried again. Unfortunately the end result is the same, they both get stuck in the guided setup loop. I have tried to use the kickstart codes, but that didn't seem to work at all. I get the green/yellow rapid flashing indicating that it received the kickstart codes, but then it just starts guided setup over again. Any other ideas? Is it just that both of the hard drives went bad? Do I need to replace the hard drives and try again? I have been working on this for hours and hours, but not having much luck.