I need an image for TCD746320

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  1. jmbach

    jmbach der Neuerer

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    It is possible but not simple to do so. You would have to mount the VHD with qemu in Linux as a block device and create a symbolic link to a standard Linux drive name. Then MFSTools can see it and use it.

    Since most people are not that handy in Linux, use DvrBARS to copy the image to a temporary drive and use that drive and MFSTools to copy and expand it to your intended drive.

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  2. RonRyan

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    I tried from my account, run as administrator, and an administrator account, and an administrator account with run-as-administrator. The name of the administrator account is "root", would that make a difference?
    From Windows Explorer (or the desktop) I click on DvrBars.exe , it pops up a window to insert the
    root password then the Error pop-up happens within about 2 seconds. I have also tried running it from a
    cmd.exe window (no debug output). All fail with the Error pop-up (and a little audio "explosion").
     
  3. ggieseke

    ggieseke Well-Known Member

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    As long as the user account that you're logged in to has Administrator rights it shouldn't ask for a password. The user name "root" is a Linux account name, so I'm confused. You might try creating a new admin account and use it to run DvrBARS.
     
  4. RonRyan

    RonRyan New Member

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    I just use "root" as an account name because it is simpler and easier to type that administrator. I just created an account called admin, set it as an Administrator and it has the same issue when I try to run dvrBARS.exe, I get pop-up:
    Error 0x00000005
    X CreateFile
    about 2 seconds after starting. And yes, it does NOT ask for the admin password.
    I have tried this with and without the Tivo disk connected. The Tivo disk is the only disk besides the laptop internal disk. I have inserted an SD card in the SD slot. None of these things have affected the Error.
     
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  5. ggieseke

    ggieseke Well-Known Member

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    Something is preventing DvrBARS from scanning the system to identify drives for further operations like backup or restore. My guess would be the antivirus software or some kind of disk monitoring software.
     
  6. RonRyan

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    I switched to my wife's Win-10 system and loaded dvrBARS, restored the Primier-vhd file and everything looked like it was working fine. I put the drive back into my Tivo but it still sits in the Welcome screen loop for about a minute, flashing the yellow LED, then eventually rebooting. Do I need to do something like "mfsfixboot"?
    Also, how do I wipe a drive with Windows to allow dvrBARS to see it and use it to recover to. Finally how do I get to the "Donate" page on dvrBARS?
     
  7. RonRyan

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    Oh, since I suspected a bad disk, the very first thing I did was to run Spinrite. The disk has *no* bad sectors.
     
  8. ggieseke

    ggieseke Well-Known Member

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    That image should boot right up without mfsfixboot or anything else unless you ran Disk Manager after restoring the image and let it initialize the drive. If that's what happened just restore the image again (the Quick Restore mode is fine). The first Welcome screen is on the motherboard. If it doesn't load the second screen from the hard drive in a few seconds it can't see the drive at all or it doesn't recognize it as a TiVo drive. If you hook the drive back up to your computer and run DvrBARS again it should list it as a TiVo® drive in the final confirmation screen for a backup or restore.

    I like to use the short write zeros test in WD's Data Lifeguard Diagnostics to wipe a drive. It's a lot safer than messing around with diskpart or some other tools because it lists the model and serial number. The Donate option is in the System Information screen in DvrBARS.
     
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