Originally Posted by LuvMyDVR33
Great minds think alike! Thanks both of you. Will try that the next time I turn the DVR on to watch something tonite, and report back ASAP. Right now it's unplugged, with the coax antenna disconnected, because I didn't know what else to do when it was still rebooting for me when I'd hit the My Recordings button. You've given me LOTS of hope again. I REALLY didn't want to reformat and lose everything I've been saving for the past year.
Originally Posted by Chanman123
One more tip that will come in handy. Since you want to keep old recordings, you may want to go into "Options" under My Recording first and sort your recordings by Ascending dates. This will allow you to keep all recordings listed above the "Bad one".
I didn't get a chance to check this forum last night, but I figured out to change to Ascending by myself, so that makes me feel pretty smart this morning. LOL! I never looked into Edit or Options before I read about it here, so this forum has really been useful. Once I recorded a short item last night, I was able to get into My Recordings as predicted, but I wanted to make a list on paper of everything I have on the HDD right now, before I tried to delete anything.
I did try the Select All, but I was trying to deselect one of the ones I wanted to save, and the DVR rebooted, so I gave up for the night. I have over 40 programs in the list, so I won't be able to see all of them on the same screen when I uncheck the boxes, and that kinda makes me nervous that I will accidentally delete one that I meant to save.
Everything on the list is protected though, except for 2 of the 3 pieces of the one I want to delete. Since I've never done this before, I'm wondering how the protected one will delete. Let's say I do this without unchecking anything, just hit Select All and then Delete. Will it only then delete the 2 unprotected ones that are the questionable ones? That would make things easier. Or would the Delete not work at all because most of the Selected ones are protected?
Do we know what caused this to happen in the fist place after never happening before? We aren't all in the same city and we weren't all recording the same program, so what happened Friday night that made a recorded program reboot the DVR for several of us? I wonder how many others with a Pal who don't know about this forum are going to scrap the machine thinking it can't be fixed. :-(