You can re-image the drive with instantcake, but unfortunately I think the recordings are lost. Someone with more experience may have a solution to get recordings off.
I had the same issue with my iPod recently. It was workingly flawlessly, then Apple pushed a software update through iTunes and it was totally inoperable instantly after that. I took it to the Genius Bar at the Apple store and they sayd, "Sorry, dude, your HD is fryed. We'll give you 10% off a new purchase." I said, but it worked perfectly until the exact moment of your software upgrdae but they didn't care. My thoery is the software update installed over a bad sector on the drive that was critical to bootup, but Apple has absolutely no tools or applications for correcting things like this -- they just push new units.mikewile722 said:My HR10-250 is now giving me the GSOD after it tried to take a software update from DTV this week. Is there anyway to recove from this? I don't think that the hard drive is bad because it was working fine before the software upgrade. How can I fix this or at least copy off my recorded shows and put in a new drive?
What software version were you before the update. If you were in the 6.3x family before the update, you can change the bootpage to use the old boot to get back up and going again. I had to do this on one of my units after it failed to update.mikewile722 said:How can I fix this or at least copy off my recorded shows and put in a new drive?
This requires that your unit is hacked OR you have to pull the drive from the TiVo, if you are up for either one, this is what worked for me.mikewile722 said:Yes I was running 6.3d. Can you give me directions on how to change the boot? At lease that might allow me to get back to where I can watch my recordings.
Good catch kkluba, I didn't think to remark about making sure the quotes were included. Also. after writing new bootpage I would repeat the bootpage -p /dev/hdx just to make sure it is correct before removing drive and putting it back in the TiVo.kkluba said:When changing the bootpage type the command with quotes exactly as written above except where you must change X.