Terribly sorry if this has already been posted, but I couldn't find anything with the search function. I've had a Samsung SIR-S4040R Directv TiVo for a few years now and I love it. Recently it appears to have failed on me. If I cold power up the unit it never gets past the first Welcome screen. I have a feeling after several years of use that the hard drive may have failed. I have no backup of the data, but I'm not too broken up about the loss. I figured I would just buy a new hard drive and replace the existing one. I've downloaded the mfstools and created a boot cd, but I can't seem to find info on how to build a new drive from scratch. All the info I can find refers to restoring a backup to a new drive. Does anyone have info on how to setup a brand new hard drive for use in my TiVo if I don't have a backup?