how long does "clear and delete everything" take??

Discussion in 'DirecTV TiVo Powered PVRs & Receivers' started by milo99, Aug 27, 2007.

  1. milo99

    milo99 Well-Known Member

    Oct 14, 2002
    I got into the too many messages trap and had to do a clear and delete everything on my R10. but dang it's been 1:45 and it's still working.

    i didn't have too many shows in the NP list, or that many season passes <15 if i recall, since it's the non-primary unit. it's a 70hr... how long is it supposed to take???
  2. milo99

    milo99 Well-Known Member

    Oct 14, 2002
    ok apparently it takes almost 2 hours!! oy. i won't delete this thread in case somebody searches for this same question in the future :)
  3. TonyTheTiger

    TonyTheTiger Pro Troll Magnet

    Dec 22, 2006
    Actually, it can take several hours to complete a C&D. Just because yours took about two hours doesn't mean that the next person's won't take three or four or more to complete.

    Just a heads up for someone who's been waiting three hours and is starting to panic!
  4. Dkerr24

    Dkerr24 Lost in Big Bend

    Oct 28, 2004
    Okla, USA
    Of course if you never try to go to the messages screen, it won't lock up on you :)
  5. JimSpence

    JimSpence Just hangin'

    Sep 19, 2001
    Binghamton, NY
    Or, if you clear the messages periodically.
    Monthly should do it.
  6. dtvtivouser_9292

    dtvtivouser_9292 cfc62

    May 15, 2004
    6.3e won't even let you go to the messages area if you have too many.

    Problem solved.
  7. milo99

    milo99 Well-Known Member

    Oct 14, 2002
    true... this was more of a reply to the on screen message that says it may take "up to an hour". Um, yea, more like, at least an hour... :)
  8. Geeks4Rent

    Geeks4Rent New Member

    Aug 28, 2007
    My SIR S4120R ran "clearing and Deleteing..." for 30+ hours. DIrect TV and Samsung both told me it's toast. But Being a Computer geek; I just can't accept that. It's a harddrive and a Motherboard. therefore it's fixable. But I'm sort of clueless where to start; as I've never looked into hacking it.
  9. JeffS

    JeffS Member

    May 12, 2002
    Chicago, IL
    Wow! over 30 hours?! Yikes...
    I think out would have been easier to use InstantCake and reburn the drive from scratch. Since it's a fresh image of the OS, all other stuff is removed.

    Is there a benefit to using C&D instead of just reimaging the drive?


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