TiVo drive back to win 7 use help

Discussion in 'TiVo Series 1 - UK' started by nocomp, Aug 11, 2011.

  1. nocomp

    nocomp New Member

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    Hi

    So my TiVo s1 has been replaced by vm TiVo and I want to use the 1tb samsung drive that I had in the s1 for use in my win 7 pc.

    So I removed the drive from the TiVo and tried to attach it via a USB connection (one of those boxes that you plug a hd drive into) and the drive icon flashes briefly in my computer then disappears and I cannot access or see the drive. The box also has USB slots for other key drive which I can plug in and use with no issues.

    So, any idea what I need to do to get the samsung drive to be used on the pc?

    Many thanks

    Nocomp




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  2. mikerr

    mikerr TiVoCentral.co.uk

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  3. nocomp

    nocomp New Member

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    Hi again

    Apologies for being a bit thick, but I get as far as seeing the c: drive but not any others when I try to create the new partition, all other drive letters say no media.

    Am I supposed to create the partition on the c: drive.

    Thanks

    Nocomp
     
  4. mikerr

    mikerr TiVoCentral.co.uk

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    No don't touch the C: drive !

    You should see something like this (disk1)
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    Right click on the black "unallocated" area and select new partition.
     
  5. nocomp

    nocomp New Member

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    Hi again
    No luck I,m afraid, the disk spins, changed USB cable and I still can't see the drive. Starting to think that the drive is duff, has not been used for about 6 months out of a life of just a year.

    Ah well thanks for your help and advice

    Nocomp
     
  6. DX30

    DX30 New Member

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    You could try downloading the diagnostic utilities from www.samsung.com which would let you check if the drive is OK.
     
  7. bri_tal

    bri_tal New Member

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    Connect the Samsung drive to your pc via a spare ide cable (or sata if your pc has sata drive). Boot up the pc into windows then right click on my compter, left click on manage>disk management, then right click on the Samsung (probably drive 1), delete partition, right click again and select create partition, format (quick format) choosing Ntfs.
     
  8. nocomp

    nocomp New Member

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    Ok update...
    Don't know why but I decided to boot my win 7 pc into safe mode. Ran manage as suggested and lo and behold windows saw the drive, partitioned it and formatted it fine. Rebooted back to normal win 7 and I could see the drive, all 931 mb and could write and read files.

    So who said pc were logical! I can only guess that there is a configuration switch somewhere that stopped the USB from seeing the disk until. It was a windows formatted pc


    You live and learn thanks to all for support and advice

    Nocomp
     
  9. bri_tal

    bri_tal New Member

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    You did mean 931 GB, I hope !
     
  10. nocomp

    nocomp New Member

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    Yes, it was at the end of a very long day!
     

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