TIVO Hard drive health check in PC?

Discussion in 'TiVo Underground' started by Johnny Danger, Nov 5, 2019.

  1. Johnny Danger

    Johnny Danger Member

    Dec 27, 2016


    Is there anyway I can take the TIVO hard drive out and do some kind of health check on it using my computer? Like Defrag, scan disk, etc....

    The TIVO network does not work, won't stream to other tivo mini, don't record anything new, etc....

  2. kpeters59

    kpeters59 Well-Known Member

    Jun 19, 2007
    Houston, Texas
    Usually connecting your TiVo HD to a Windows PC isn't a good idea. Windows can write things to it that can make it not work in the TiVo.

    Possibly one of the KickStart Codes might get you fixed up, if there's a software issue.

  3. ekimsnibor

    ekimsnibor New Member

    Oct 17, 2015
    New Jersey
    There is a PC program that can check just about any drive and any operating system. "SpinRite"
    GRC | Hard drive data recovery software  
    It does cost $89.00, but it does work, and is really worth the cost. I have personally resurrected many bad drives. There is really nothing else like it in the market place. It has been around for over > 15 years. Please feel free to read about it, and check out the reviews.

    Note: I have nothing at all to do with the company; just a satisfied user.
    Mikeguy likes this.

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