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Reboots and the to do list

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by drwdbs, Feb 13, 2014.

  1. drwdbs

    drwdbs Cool Member

    Sep 14, 2010
    Question about rebooting an HR44-700 Genie and the To Do List.

    Will a single restart cause a loss of your to do list/upcoming recordings?

    I did a single reboot, and 14 of my 15 series had nothing showing in the to do list- had no upcoming recordings. I checked the guide and it was still in there for a full two weeks.

    I know a double reboot flushes the guide and forces the dvr to rebuild the to do list, but does a single reboot??
  2. jimmie57

    jimmie57 Hall Of Fame

    Jun 26, 2010
    Texas City, TX
    Lots of reruns on right now and that might be one reason for nothing showing.
    I usually have 3 to 5 things per night to record and in the last few days there has been almost nothing. When I check the items in the guide, they are not new.
    Give it until in the morning and then check it again. If nothing is still there I would reboot it again.
  3. drwdbs

    drwdbs Cool Member

    Sep 14, 2010
    I am going to just wait it out to see if it rebuilds itself, because its not a repeats issue- many of the shows i have setup have new episodes, including a couple tomorrow night.....
  4. CCarncross

    CCarncross Hall Of Fame

    Jul 19, 2005
    It takes time for the to do list to re-populate, it is not immediate, even after a single reboot. The guide data flush has little to do with the repopulation of the to do list.
  5. MysteryMan

    MysteryMan Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

    May 17, 2010
    Resetting does not affect your settings or scheduled recordings. Reset Defaults erases all of your personal preference items such as parental Controls, Favorites, language and scheduled recordings. It restores the receiver configuration to factory settings. Reset Everything completely erases everything from system memory, except for satellite dish settings, and starts up like a new receiver. All recordings are erased from the hard drive.
  6. drwdbs

    drwdbs Cool Member

    Sep 14, 2010
    Just to follow up my original post- the to do list is indeed re-populating.

    I was not aware a single reboot caused this- good to know- thanks everyone for the help..........
  7. Beerstalker

    Beerstalker Hall Of Fame

    Feb 9, 2009
    Peoria, IL
    A single reboot will make all of your upcoming recordings disappear from the to do list. However, since the guide data is still stored in your DVR it shouldn't take long for it to start searching for them and start repopulating the list.

    A double reboot will get rid of all the upcoming recordings and all the guide data. So then your DVR has to download all the guide data, as well as search through it for any shows that it should be recording. This could take a bit longer. It is always a good idea to avoid a double reboot if you have a recording coming up soon as you may miss it.

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