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Reset Everything == Format?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by jkc120, Jan 31, 2007.

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  1. jkc120

    jkc120 Godfather

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    Ok, now I'm not sure if what I did last night was "formatting" or not.

    I hear people recommend formatting for really misbehaved HR20s, but did I actually format it, or just erase all the settings and content when I did a "Reset Everything"?

    If I didn't format it, how do I do so? I want to start fresh on this thing, since it's been really acting up with lockups.

    TIA!
     
  2. hasan

    hasan Well-Known Member

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    Reset Everything = Full format

    You can do it from the boot as well, in case you can't get to the Reset Everything item in the menu (due to some sort of hang or freeze)
     
  3. jkc120

    jkc120 Godfather

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    Ok great, thanks! For some reason I thought there was some crazy front-panel key combination that was required to do a real format.

    So what I did was the proper way to format that people suggest for problematic HR20s. Thanks!
     
  4. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    Formatting from the front panel doesn't do as much as the reset everything from the menu, which you will find clears more of the memory chips than "just" formatting the disk [front panel reformat]. If you can't get into the menu, then you need to use the front panel reformat. If you can get into the menu, I would say that's the preferred method. :)
     
  5. jkc120

    jkc120 Godfather

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    Great, thanks :) I'm going to go home at lunch and try to add as many of my SLs as I can, depending on how much guide data has populated since last night :)
     
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