Originally Posted by Shades2585
First off I would like to thank all who have contributed to keep the replay program going.
I have a 5516. My problem was that this weekend my shows were pixilating a lot and then rebooting. I figured that the HD was failing so I bought a new one.
Seagate - 500GB Internal Hard Drive
I reimaged it, patched it, and transferred my movies over. The DVR booted and showed the new capacity and all my shows. It doesn't pixelate anymore but it is still rebooting frequently. Any idea why? Do I need to reset it to factory defaults? (I don't want to lose my shows and settings but I will if I have to.)
I did notice that the old drive was an ata-133 and my new one is an ata-100. Does anybody know if the onboard controller is a 100 or 133?
Thank for all you help.
Couple of things: If you copied your shows over and they showed up with the new drive installed, then you really didn't reimage the new drive, you simply copied over the image from the old drive. If the old drive had file system errors, then you would have copied those file system errors to the new drive. You need to put a fresh image on that drive (which you can download from somewhere like http://www.replaytvupgrade.com
). Unfortunately, when you put a new image on your drive, then you can't keep your old shows...
Second, that is a 7200.9 drive which people have reported doesn't work properly in a 5000 series ReplayTV. After putting a fresh image on the drive, you can just try it and see how it works, but I wouldn't be surprised if you continue to have problems with it. Or, check ReplayTVupgrade.com for drive compatibilty, and there are theads on the subject in this forum as well...