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bmwilli said:
Hi, I have an HDVR2. It shows the powering up screen...., then it shows the DirecTV screen with Just a few more minutes...., the screen flickers, then it goes back to the powering up screen.

I have taken out the 40gig HD, and viewed the partition map using mfslive, and it can read the hard disk, so it does not appear as though the HD has crashed.

Any ideas?

Best thing to do is to download diagnostic software from the manufacturer's web page (Seagate's Seatools should do the trick) and confirm that its a bad hard drive before making any assumptions.

As previously stated, the most likely cause of such a failure (especially as you've described it) is a bad hard drive, but its best to actually diagnose the problem before taking any additional steps.
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