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D tv wanted me to format the drive by pressing the record and down key at the same time...as my dvr wont paly any recording or allow me pause live tv and resume playing without changing channels.

It didnt work.
I remember reading here to press a series of numbers..

Help please!!

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Tim
 

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timvan said:
D tv wanted me to format the drive by pressing the record and down key at the same time...as my dvr wont paly any recording or allow me pause live tv and resume playing without changing channels.

It didnt work.
I remember reading here to press a series of numbers..

Help please!!

Thanks,
Tim
Full Format Instruction Set #2:dbstalk 11/14/2006

Instructions for doing a FULL FORMAT (you lose all settings and recordings).
This will attempt to clean and prepare your hard drive:

1. Press the red reset button

2. You wll see the "Hello Welcome to DIRECTV" screen.

3. Then you will see the "Almost There" screen.

4. When you see the "Almost There" screen, on the HR20 front panel, PRESS and
HOLD DOWN (at the same time) the RECORD button and THE DOWN ARROW button, until you see the "Hello Welcome to DIRECTV" screen (Note: the box will reboot during this time, this is normal).

Note: When the record light illuminates RED for `2-3 seconds, release the
buttons.

5. DO NOT unplug/reset or interrupt power at this time! The estimated wait time
until you see the "Hello Welcome" screen after pressing and holdingdown the
Record & Down Arrow buttons could take UP TO TWO MINUTES. Average time is 1
minute.

6. At this point the box has rebooted and the drive has been reformatted.

7. Then you should see the 1st guided setup scree, the language selection
screen, in about 5 to 6 minutes.

Note: When I followed these steps, my HR20 did not go thru the guided setup
process. Just MyVOD and SL's were empty. HR20 restarts after this step. No
guided setup begins.

Note: Done

8. Continue installing as normal
 

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hasan said:
Full Format Instruction Set #2:dbstalk 11/14/2006

Instructions for doing a FULL FORMAT (you lose all settings and recordings).
This will attempt to clean and prepare your hard drive:

1. Press the red reset button

2. You wll see the "Hello Welcome to DIRECTV" screen.

3. Then you will see the "Almost There" screen.

4. When you see the "Almost There" screen, on the HR20 front panel, PRESS and
HOLD DOWN (at the same time) the RECORD button and THE DOWN ARROW button, until you see the "Hello Welcome to DIRECTV" screen (Note: the box will reboot during this time, this is normal).

Note: When the record light illuminates RED for `2-3 seconds, release the
buttons.

5. DO NOT unplug/reset or interrupt power at this time! The estimated wait time
until you see the "Hello Welcome" screen after pressing and holdingdown the
Record & Down Arrow buttons could take UP TO TWO MINUTES. Average time is 1
minute.

6. At this point the box has rebooted and the drive has been reformatted.

7. Then you should see the 1st guided setup scree, the language selection
screen, in about 5 to 6 minutes.

Note: When I followed these steps, my HR20 did not go thru the guided setup
process. Just MyVOD and SL's were empty. HR20 restarts after this step. No
guided setup begins.

Note: Done

8. Continue installing as normal
Thanks!!
 

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skierbri10 said:
I must be not be doing it right, I hold the buttons for over 2 minutes and it doesn't reset it just goes into the "Step 1 of 2: Checking Satellite Settings....." screen. Then starts up like normal.
You probably aren't (no offence :D), but you can also "reset everything" in the Setup > Reset submenu. I don't think it's quite the same thing as a full format, but it should have the same effects (solving your problems).
 
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