Series 1 hard drive Q

Discussion in 'TiVo Underground' started by Slim724, Jan 8, 2006.

  1. Slim724

    Slim724 New Member

    Nov 13, 2004
    My series 1 went kaput. I was wondering if I can unplug my PC's hard drive and plug in my series 1's hard drive? Can I then boot up to the Tivo drive? Just want to see if it's the hard drive that's failed.

  2. litzdog911

    litzdog911 TechKnow Guide

    Oct 18, 2002
    Mill Creek,...
    It's not quite that easy ...
    Download a copy of the drive manufacturer's DOS-based diagnostic utilities from their web site. Make a DOS boot disk with those utilities on it. Install the Tivo drive into your PC in place of your current PC drive (to avoid messing up anything on your PC's hard drive). Boot with the DOS disk and run the diagnostic utilities.
  3. bushman4

    bushman4 New Member

    Jun 6, 2005
    Also, DO NOT boot your computer into Windows while your TiVo drive is attached to the PC... it will write a signature on the drive, and then it DEFINATELY won't work in your TiVo...

    Another reason to replace your PC's drive with your TiVo's drive, as litzdog suggests...

  4. captain_video

    captain_video Member

    Feb 28, 2002
    The above caution only applies to Windows NT, 2K, or XP. Booting into Windows 95, 98, or ME should not have any adverse affect on the drive.

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