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Roamio (base model) stuck at "preparing to load" when running guided setup

Discussion in 'TiVo Roamio DVRs' started by swechsler, Oct 11, 2018.

  1. swechsler

    swechsler TiVo Hoarder

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    I last ran setup a few months ago, but it's essentially been powered down since then. I've moved it to a new address and wanted to redo setup, but it's stuck at "preparing to load" while downloading the initial guide data. It's been about an hour now. How long should I leave it before doing a hard restart?
     
  2. ThAbtO

    ThAbtO TiVoholic by the bay

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    Overnight.
     
  3. JoeKustra

    JoeKustra in the other Alabama TCF Club

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    I have a Premiere I only power up for testing and a weekly service connection. 90% of the time it hangs at "Preparing to Load...". I give it 10 minutes then pull the plug. Same hang during Guided Setup.
     
  4. swechsler

    swechsler TiVo Hoarder

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    Yup, overnight did the trick. Tivo really needs to work on its user interface, to let us know that things aren't hung up.
     
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