My story is almost exactly the same. Initially, it ran for about 18 hours. I unplugged and replugged, and let it run for about 18 more hours. Since I had called DirecTV for a replacement, I did not ever think (or care) that it would ever finish.Originally posted by jseelna
I let mine run for 18 hrs.
Then I unplugged and re-started....It went right back to Clearing and Deleting Everything...This will take an hour.
Let it run for 12 more..
Called Directv to get a replacement....after being on the phone for an hour and talking to multiple people, finally got them to agree to a replacement.
I believe the Clear and Delete Everything also does sort of a 'scan disk' to check the drive for errors. That's why it takes so long (and why you shouldn't reboot it while it's running since I think it has to start all over).Originally posted by Ensoniq
What exactly is "Clear And Delete" supposed to do?
Some are talking about it as if it's some sort of repair tool. My understanding that was it was designed to simply remove all of your programming, and reset the TiVo unit to factory defaults.
Why on earth should it take 4 hours for that? Can someone please clarify?
Me too. This morning it was still going into hour 39.jayron said:Wonder what the longest anyone has run a continuous "clear and delete everything" that resulted in a successful rebuild.
The InstantCake page on ptvupgrade doesn't mention the HDTivo? So is it the same one they use for standard-def Series2 tivos?DeWitt said:I have heard as long as 72 hours. I stopped mine after 24 hours. I assumed the drive was bad, but since it was snowing and I didn't want to go out for a new drive I downloaded the instant cake utulity from PTVUpgrade. (Was willing to risk $20)
After using the utility to put a new image on the drive, the required C&D took less than an hour. That was months ago and all is still well. It was like getting a new machine.