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Recovering from GSOD

Discussion in 'Digital TV & Video Players & Recorders' started by Phil_Yeoman, Feb 22, 2003.

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    Has anyone ever had a Tivo that has recovered from a green screen of death? I have had the dubious pleasure of having four deaths in the two years I have had TIVO. Over this period the machin has never repaired itself.

    I must say that life without TIVO is but a hollow shell populated by watching "live TV" :thumbsdow. I just wish that the hardware was more stable.
     
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    Reading on the Tivo forum and researching how it works before upgrading mine the GSOD appears when the machine is repairing a corrupted hard drive.

    How long did you leave it? Were your Tivos upgraded? And if they were did you increase the swap space so the disc check/repair could complete successfully?

    A lot of users have upgraded their machines to >= 120GB incorrectly and then when a GSOD does appear the program that fixes a corrupt disc cannot complete cause it doesn't have enough swap space.
     
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    I left them well over 24 hours and at the time the upgrade was well under the 120gb mark. I must admit that the HD used were maxtors which in my experience are very unreliable.

    My company returned over 30 last year alone. Its a shame we cann't use scsi there failure rate is much lower. In four years I have never had a single failure!

    Just after I posted tivo did infact recover form gsod although the noise's coming from the HD do not boad well for the future:(

    Phil
     

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