View Full Version : TiVo randomly rebooting.....

11-18-2003, 12:23 AM
My TiVo is randomly rebooting, and I suspect it may be the hard drive. I was able to reproduce a reboot/hard lock of my TiVo while watching a show. Is there an easy way to check if the HD is failing? Or do I have to pull it out of the TiVo and test it in my PC?

I have a Sony SVR-2000 with the original Quantum HD and a 120GB 5400 maxtor. I also installed the tivo network adatper.

Thanks for your help!

11-18-2003, 03:48 PM
You are going to have to pull the drives and run the powermax utilities on them. If it shows a smart error, it is done for.

11-19-2003, 02:29 AM
Well, I went with the $90 160GB seagate from CompUSA. Unfortunately, my older 120GB is now making a whirring sound. :(