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What is the 17 minute bug?

Discussion in 'Satellite TV, Sky TV & FreeSat' started by thejudge, Sep 18, 2004.

  1. thejudge

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    What is the 17 minute bug? :)
     
  2. Starburst

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    It is the point on a SKY+ playback when the program freezes or refuses to FF at 30x.
    Something to do with the way the OS manages the data on the hard drive which doesn't translate 100% correctly when a larger capacity drive is used.
     
  3. enigma1992

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    is there any sort of fix? I have noticed it now on one movie. Thanks
     
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    The last update fixed many of the problems associated with using a larger hard drive than spec but a few people still report having problems, not sure if there is anything you can do. It's just a side effect of unathourised upgrading with a system that should have been given the abilty from launch to accomodate larger drives.

    I have read that a Full Sytem Reset and then never getting close to maxing out the hard drive is a preventitive but then again I once heard having sex standing up meant a girl couldn't get pregnant. I know one of them is wrong and as for the other.......

    I have an unmodified hard drive so have never experienced the 17min bug:)
     
  5. enigma1992

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    Thanks for that, i'm now clear on both points! :laugh:

    The drive itself (Western Digital 120gb) was up to around 30% free when I noticed this on one film. I may go for a tested 160gb drive and hopefully remove the need to reach capacity and get a quieter drive in the process.

    Cheers :)
     
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    I've heard that 80Gb upgrades don't seem to experience the 17min bug. Haven't tried it on mine yet though (still on 40 Mb with 3% free !)
     

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