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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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

    JimSpence Just hangin'

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    Or, if you clear the messages periodically.
    Monthly should do it.
     
  6. dtvtivouser_9292

    dtvtivouser_9292 cfc62

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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?

    -Jeff
     

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