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Set has intermittent short freezes

Almost like a fragmented hard drive, tivo starting to show short freezes, then gets back to normal only to happen again

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Re: set has intermittent short freezes

It is possible for the hard drive to fragment and in that case doing an entire hard drive erase and format should clear up that issue, but if it does not try looking at a possible buffer issue and the need for a software upgrade, I have seen this happen in some cases. DVR should go through an erase and reformat at least once every two months since you really should be storing your movies on a separate hard drive and using the internal hard drive for just temporary storage for viewing.

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