Advertisements My 4 month old WD20EARS drive appears to have failed. Before giving up on it, I thought I would try Kickstart 54 on it. I don't appear to be successfully initiating the kickstart, so I'm wondering if I'm doing it correctly for a Premiere. Here's what I do and what I see: Pull the power cord and wait 15 seconds. Plug in the power cord and wait until the green light is on and the amber light is flashing. Note that the green light does not flash alternately with the amber light, but rather the green light is steady and the amber light flashes. Press Pause on the remote. This causes the red light to come on. Press 5 and then 4 on the remote within 10 seconds of pressing Pause. This causes a blue light to come on and the red light goes out. After that, the boot process continues with the "Almost there" screen. Then after a few moments, the green, amber, blue, and two red lights flash and the reboot cycle begins again. If I don't intervene, the rebooting cycles continue. At no time do I see any indication that the kickstart has initiated. When I plug the original drive back in (with no other changes), the TiVo boots up and runs fine. I'm hesitant to try a kickstart on that drive at this time! Do my steps look correct? Thanks.