I have read all the posts about replacing the hard drive and that is what I am looking to do. The question is will it even work? I have a code 14-706 which seems to mean the hard drive has a bad connection. If my main o.s./gui data is corrupted will it even copy the info to a new drive or will it be pointless? Is the data on a different data path like the bios of a computer or something? Is it possible to just get a copy of the basic DirecTV software to put on a clean slate hard drive, I am not trying to keep any settings. The point is I don't want to purchase a new hard drive and have it not work. I own this receiver and I do not lease it so DirecTV will do nothing. I owned a DirecTV HD10 that I bought at Best Buy with the service plan, well it died and they replaced with a HR20 which I own. Any advice would be helpful.