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  1. ThAbtO

    ThAbtO TiVoholic by the bay

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    Images are exact model specific. Is yours the TCD652? Is it still subscribed to Tivo service?
     
  2. njtorpedo

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    Yes my I have a 652160 with lifetime service
     
  3. B. DeFeo

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    Please let me clarify my request, with a request for advice. I have a TCD652160. I am hoping to copy a 1 TB image to it using WinMFS. The drive is a 1TB WD10EZRX which shows a 931.51 GB NTFS partition. When I run WinMFS, I get "error writing media inode 1" and it fails to copy the image (TCD652160 HD). Do I have the wrong size image? Any thoughts would be appreciated...then I need to fix the power supply!
     
  4. ThAbtO

    ThAbtO TiVoholic by the bay

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    Sent.
     
  5. ThAbtO

    ThAbtO TiVoholic by the bay

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    Have you tested the drive? bad? There may not be enough sectors, different drives have different sectors even though they say the same size.
     
  6. njtorpedo

    njtorpedo New Member

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    That worked great, thanks so much, your a life saver!
     
  7. iszekeres

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    Drive just failed. Picking up a new drive and would need an image for TCD652160.

    Thanks!
     
  8. ThAbtO

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    Sent.
     
  9. B. DeFeo

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    The 1TB drive tests OK for all parameters, but the image fails to load about 1/3 through the process. So, for the time being, I'd like to try re-imaging a former tivo WD 320GB drive to see if that will work and deal with the 1TB later. Do you have an image for that? Thanks!
     
  10. ThAbtO

    ThAbtO TiVoholic by the bay

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    You do not need another image for another drive, the same one will work.

    What is the exact drive model? Not all drives will work in a Tivo, especially if its 7200+ RPM. It just needs to be bigger than the original.

    Be sure to be in Administrator Windows user.
     
  11. B. DeFeo

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    The 320GB drive is a WD3200AVVS
    The 1TB drive is a WD10EZRX
    Each one gives the "error writing media inode 1", when restoring the image as "administrator"!
    This error has been reported many times over the years, but I've never found anyone with an explanation or solution.
    WAIT! WAIT! I WANT TO REPORT A MIRACLE...
    I just checked the 320GB drive model by shutting down it's external drive enclosure power, pulling it, noting the model, then replacing it and powering up. I then restarted WINmfs one last time and tryed to restore the image, ...and it worked! I then did the same thing with the 1TB and it worked too!
    Did the phase of the moon just change or what?
     

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