2008-03-30, 09:43 AM
Last night while gaming (about midnight) I noticed that my 8300HDPVR was showing the word "boot" on the front display. I thought it was strange but continued gaming until about 12:30. At 12:30 the display was completely blank, I pressed the power button and it powered up to a service screen where I couldn't do anything. I turned the terminal off and then on again and it started up fine so I went to bed. This morning I wanted to watch the IRL race that I recorded last night and it wasn't in the recorded list, not only that the entire list was gone. All of my recordings have been lost, did I do something wrong or did Rogers download an update that erased everything?
It's likely that something simply went wrong, it's rare that the entire list of recordings is lost, although it can happen very rarely.
I suggest you do a cold reboot (unplug, wait for 15 seconds, replug, wait for reboot). Everything should be fine again.
Check your signal strength and S/N Ratio.
(I had no problems recording/watching the IRL race last night on TSN-HD.)
2008-03-30, 12:04 PM
Did your hard drive die perhaps or just enough that it thought it was a new hard drive and erased it?
2008-03-30, 03:45 PM
Could be anything.
On my previous 8300HD (promotion), all recordings that were more than a couple of weeks old vanished (see http://www.digitalhome.ca/forum/showthread.php?t=73593).
Do the setting show the disk less than 1% full now?
2008-03-30, 06:33 PM
Did you have the recording set to expire in 14 days instead of keeping forever?
2008-03-30, 08:37 PM
1 - Tried cold reboot without luck.
2 - I don't know about it dying, it worked today.
3 - All recordings were marked as "until I erase", with very recent recordings.
4 - Hard drive showed 0% used
I think all is lost.