Tivo server error

Discussion in 'TiVo Help Center' started by spring, Jul 11, 2011.

  1. spring

    spring New Member

    Sep 17, 2009
    Whenever I start up the computer, I get the error message, "Transfer server wrong version!" Everything works fine, but I'm curious why that message always appears.
  2. unitron

    unitron Well-Known Member

    Apr 28, 2006
    semi-coastal NC
    Are you referring to the TiVo Desktop software?
  3. WhiskeyTango

    WhiskeyTango New Member

    Sep 20, 2006
    New Jersey
    My parents computer is having the same issue. I tried uninstalling the software and now when I try to reinstall it, the Desktop icon does not appear and I can't find the software anywhere on the hard drive. Any suggestions?
  4. CuriousMark

    CuriousMark Forum Denizen

    Jan 13, 2005
    Three is a "cleaner" tool on the TiVo website that will clean out the registry and directories completely so that a reinstall should work correctly.
  5. spring

    spring New Member

    Sep 17, 2009
    Unitron, yes I am referring to the TiVo Desktop software.

    Everything works fine so I dont know why I get that message.
  6. ggieseke

    ggieseke Well-Known Member

    May 30, 2008
    Mark's suggestion to run the cleaner tool and then reinstall Desktop is a good one. I would try that first.


    I have only seen that error message once on my computer, and I think it was because my main RAID drive array was rebuilding at the time and everything was running incredibly slow. The transfer server did start on its own a few seconds later and everything was fine. This is just a guess, but Desktop may give that message if the transfer server hasn't fully started yet and it doesn't get a correct response.

    You could also try trimming the number of apps that run at startup or logon.

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