Last week one of my HR10-250's died. HD was clicking loudly with a black screen, no functions worked. Figured it is the HD so I purchased a 1TB Western Digital SATA drive with a bridge board adaptor to for the SATA to IDE conversion to work the HR10-250 IDE motherboard.
Downloaded Instant Cake from DVRUpgrade for my specific machine, imaged the ISO to the CD and burned it onto the new drive following all DVRUpgrade instructions. Upon installing it I was able to to get the blue DirecTv logo screen where it acquires the satellite info. Got stuck at 31% for over a half hour so I rebooted and tried again. This time only made it to the red DirecTv logo screen before it froze. I took a couple steps back and decided to start from scratch. Burned the Instant Cake image again onto a new cd, imaged the drive and installed. Now I only get the "Welcome, powering up" that comes from the motherboard.
Any ideas on what else could be wrong besides my new drive?