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Instantcake and Tivo

Discussion in 'DIRECTV SD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by Chris Blount, Jun 11, 2007.

  1. drill

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    yes, instant cake will fix the problem. BUT, if i were you, i would download MFSTools (for free) and copy the image from your good drive to a new drive. the new drive can be larger if you want. more info on downloading and using MFSTools can be found over at tivocommunity.com furms.

    essentially, instantcake is a packaged version of MFSTools with an image of the harddrive. since you have a "good" harddrive, you can make your own image. instantcake has an "easy to use" interface (instead of linux command line). but the MFSTools step-by-step is EASY to follow ... and like i said, its free!
     
  2. TomMac

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    OH POOH, Thinking I would not want or have a need for the good box I sold it on Ebay!

    Stuff happens!
     
  3. TomMac

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    :grin: I found my old woking R10 apparently I did not sell the box. I have downloaded MFSTools and looked over a little of the information at Tivo Community. Would you have any suggestions before I give it a try?

     
  4. drill

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    nothing other than follow the instructions. they are actually pretty simple. i guess one suggestion would be to save the backup somewhere. that way, if it ever crashes again, you can restore it from the backup.

    good luck!
     
  5. TomMac

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    STUFF HAPPENS, I downloaded MFSTools and before I could save an image of my working R10 the hard drive went belly up with a critical error. Nothing I did would get the box working agin. I then had two R10's with bad hard drives.

    A few days ago I downloaded instant cake and tried to load the image onto one of the hard drive of a dead R10. The process failed. I then started looking for a new hard drive. However before making the plunge of purchasing a new hard drive I tried one more trick. I formated one of the hard drives and gave instant cake another try.

    IT WORKED! It would appear the hard drive is good, it was just corrupted. I will keep my fingers crossed hoping it keeps working.

    Currently one of my R10's is up and appears to be working. All I need to do now is activate the receiver and maybe give the other hard drive a test run with instantcake.

    In this case purchasing instant cake was $20 well spent.
     
  6. dstager

    dstager Cool Member

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  7. BigO69

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  8. BigO69

    BigO69 New Member

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    TomMac; Do you know anywhere i can get a InstantCake Cd for my R10 Tivo. I have 2 that look new but the Harddrive,s have quit working. I have searched all over the Web and can,t seem to locate one. I have the InstantCake Disk for my other SDVR2 and for my Hr10-250 that i have used several times.i would gladly swap a copy of my other Instantcake CD,s for a R10 InstantCake. THe InstantCake CD's are easy to use but i am not Computer Savy to do manually.Any help would be greatly appreciated
     
  9. MysteryMan

    MysteryMan Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

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    You're replying to a ten year old thread. The person you're addressing was last seen on this site in 2011.
     
  10. BigO69

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    MysteryMan:Do you know anywhere i can get a InstantCake ISO Image for my R10 Tivo!
    Tanks
     
  11. MysteryMan

    MysteryMan Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

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    Try a Google search.
     
  12. BigO69

    BigO69 New Member

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    I have been searching for 4 Day, No instantCake.How can i copy my HD from my other Good DTV R10 Tivo.I have used InstantCake before on my HR10-250. I have been Retired for the last 8 yrs. and
    don,t know much about computer lanuage.Is there Instructions that is not complicated for someone
    like me to follow!Thanks for your time !BigO
     
  13. MysteryMan

    MysteryMan Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

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    There are several Tivo threads on this site. Try doing a Tivo search here. You may find what you seek in one of those threads.
     
  14. texasbrit

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    or post on the TiVo community forum....
     

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