Advertisements My DVR Is Stuck on a Green Screen with a 'Severe Error' Message. It reboots and starts to power up, then Green Screen !! horrible. Its states I should wait 24hours, with it plugged in and the Phone line connected. so here goes. 24h without TiVO.. if after 24hrs nothing happens, I'm to call TiVo CS... tivo website states "In very rare cases, a TiVo Digital Video Recorder (DVR) may have to adjust internal data. While doing so, it displays this green screen indicating that a severe error has occurred. In most cases, the DVR can recover from this condition without troubleshooting. However, the process can take several hours, during which it will not function in other ways (for example, it will not complete scheduled recordings). If you receive this screen for longer than 3 hours, or receive it repeatedly, contact Customer Support by phone for assistance." Fingers crossed guys..