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Directv HR10-250 Reboots by itself, then get stuck rebooting

Directv HR10-250 Reboots by itself, then get stuck in rebooting phase at welcome screen. Can anyone tell me a possible solution?

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I found unplugging it helped.  Problem with that is that sometimes it deletes newly recorded shows.


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