The "Help! My Tivo is Stuttering /Freezing /Crashing /Clicking" Thread

Discussion in 'TiVo Help Center' started by ZikZak, Dec 29, 2003.

  1. MJedi

    MJedi Member

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    Hello all,

    My S2 (originally 60G; upgraded to two 160GB drives) keeps freezing. I had replaced the drives some months ago because it was freezing then. What steps should I do next? I'm thinking of putting in a fresh TiVo image on a new drive and run it by itself. Good idea? Is it possible that having two 7200RPM drives are causing the freeze, due to the higher power requirement? I don't think it's heat. I'm worried the components inside are going bad... Also, can I use InstantCake to create the new image? Or I can get an image somewhere and install that?

    Anyway, thanks.
     
  2. greg_burns

    greg_burns Now in HD

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    Slower...
    Having two drives in itself shouldn't be a problem, but with cheap large drives now-a-days it doesn't make much sense to use two, IMO.

    InstantCake will put a new fresh image on your drive(s). Unfortunately, it will also erase all your settings and recordings as well.
     
  3. MJedi

    MJedi Member

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    I had to get 2 drives to replace the old 2 drives because I wanted to keep my recordings. Also, at the time, there was no way to combine 2 drives into one... something to do with partitions. I assume this is still the case?

    I'll be using ONE brand new drive for the new image and start from scratch. Is InstantCake required, or can I just use a TiVo image (assuming I can get it) and follow Hinsdale's guide?

    Thanks.
     
  4. InkBlot

    InkBlot New Member

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    I've got a weird issue with my HDTivo I hope y'all can help me with. On fairly rare occasions while watching live TV (one multi-channel card from Time Warner Cable in Dallas), our TiVo will go to a black screen for about 2 minutes. Any button pressed on the remote results in TiVo's "invalid keypress" bonk. After the 2 minutes, sound and image come back on channel 2 (Daystar). An info overlay give details on my prior channel, as the TiVo changes back to it.

    It's not quite a reboot, there's no warmup/startup screens. But it's like my TiVo locks me out while it goes back to Ch2...or it's resetting? I'm not sure, and while it's fairly infrequent, it's annoying as heck. I've been digging around here, and haven't seen anything quite like it, any suggestions?

    InkBlot
     
  5. InkBlot

    InkBlot New Member

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    Hate to bump this thread, but I'm still hoping someone knows something about my issue in the post above. It's still happening, the latest was last light just as an Emergency Alert System tornado warning was coming on. Makes me wonder if it's the high-pitched frequency triggering some response in my TiVo? I know, I'm grasping here. :)

    InkBlot
     

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