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by macmac
Mon Apr 19, 2021 5:59 pm
Forum: Site news and feedback
Topic: Emails for Private Messages
Replies: 16
Views: 623

Re: Emails for Private Messages

Hi Geoff,
Sorry to gate-crash, but I've sent you several Pm's & an email, have you received them?
by macmac
Mon Mar 29, 2021 7:47 pm
Forum: General Toppy discussions
Topic: Previous recording disappeared & no Mystuff info display
Replies: 28
Views: 2622

The storage on a toppy disk is divided into, at most, about 132000 units called clusters. Clusters on a 2GB disk are larger than those on a 1GB disk. Files on the disk consist of one or more clusters. These clusters do not need to be contiguous - they can be scattered anywhere on the disk. When the...
by macmac
Fri Mar 26, 2021 9:03 pm
Forum: General Toppy discussions
Topic: Previous recording disappeared & no Mystuff info display
Replies: 28
Views: 2622

Update: To refresh everyone's memory and bring you up to date: PVR 5800: Before sending the HDD's to Geoff Bacon for recovery... Re: HDD_1: Quite some time ago I replaced my PVR's original ATA drive with a 1TB SATA drive, (so I'll call this HDD_1) that has been working OK. Then last Aug: Upon switch...
by macmac
Fri Sep 11, 2020 3:40 pm
Forum: General Toppy discussions
Topic: Previous recording disappeared & no Mystuff info display
Replies: 28
Views: 2622

Sounds like your disk is corrupted and/or the toppy is not seeing it. As I don't know what happens if you press Archive when there is no disk (it may show an empty Recordings folder or it may just ignore the key press), I suggest you press 1) Menu 2) Installation 3) Format Hard Disk Check to see if...
by macmac
Thu Sep 10, 2020 3:19 pm
Forum: General Toppy discussions
Topic: Previous recording disappeared & no Mystuff info display
Replies: 28
Views: 2622

You need to delete any files that have a .2014* extension (this is the year that they were created and are therefore 6 years out of date). If you think the broadcast times are wrong then pm me and/or add a post. I can then change it so that everyone can benefit. Geoff Hi Geoff, Help Please... For a...
by macmac
Fri Aug 28, 2020 2:31 pm
Forum: General Toppy discussions
Topic: Previous recording disappeared & no Mystuff info display
Replies: 28
Views: 2622

You can probably stop the toppy rebooting at startup by running TM and using the PcControl option (I'm guessing that PcControl is not starting up before EPG2MEI and this option should reorder the files so that it does). Note: you don't have to do anything else in PcControl - just "Show the Men...
by macmac
Thu Aug 27, 2020 3:21 pm
Forum: General Toppy discussions
Topic: Previous recording disappeared & no Mystuff info display
Replies: 28
Views: 2622

a: put the new HDD in toppy b: boot toppy and allow it to format the HDD e: use TM| Snapshot | Recover to copy across the old snapshot to the disk (still in the toppy) f: use GCBMyStuffInstaller to put the latest software files on the HDD (still in the toppy) GCBMyStuffInstaller can be downloaded f...
by macmac
Sat Aug 22, 2020 3:33 pm
Forum: General Toppy discussions
Topic: Previous recording disappeared & no Mystuff info display
Replies: 28
Views: 2622

.... yes, I'd forgotten about the ChannelOrganiser data files. http://www.geeceebee.co.uk/channelorganiserdatafiles The GCBMyStuffinstaller will provide the channelorganiser and logos files. It will also prove PruneEPG Geoff Many thanks guys. So can I just recap and confirm I've understand the corr...
by macmac
Fri Aug 21, 2020 3:16 pm
Forum: General Toppy discussions
Topic: Previous recording disappeared & no Mystuff info display
Replies: 28
Views: 2622

The snapshot of Programfiles should be fine - just make sure MyStuff.tap in autostart was not created before October 2014. If it was then it won't be the latest MyStuff 6.6 If you do need to update MyStuff, all you'd need to do is copy over the latest version of the tap (if you've got one). Thanks ...
by macmac
Fri Aug 21, 2020 2:19 pm
Forum: General Toppy discussions
Topic: Previous recording disappeared & no Mystuff info display
Replies: 28
Views: 2622

Thnaks Geoff & ccs for your replies. Hi ...Your description implies that the toppy's file system disk has been corrupted. Geoff Yes it seems so, I connected the toppy to my PC via its USB socket, but it wouldn't connect, instead I got this message: https://www.mediafire.com/convkey/c3c0/3bfp9voq...
by macmac
Wed Aug 19, 2020 12:42 pm
Forum: General Toppy discussions
Topic: Previous recording disappeared & no Mystuff info display
Replies: 28
Views: 2622

Previous recording disappeared & no Mystuff info display

Issue with my 5800: Aside: Yesterday, I noticed that our TV reception on most channels except (eg: BBC1 & 2) had sever picture & sound drop-out, this seems to happen about this time most years. In the analog days this resulted in weak picture reception and foreign channels breaking though, c...
by macmac
Tue Jul 30, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: General Toppy discussions
Topic: fsCheck Reports
Replies: 308
Views: 86642

ccs wrote:Assuming you're running MyStuff 6.4 on your 5810, then yes, there will be a build-up of backup files.
Currently, my 5810 appears to be running: MyStuff 6.4

So I've just looked for the 'fsCheck' category,
at: Tools\Analyze\ProgramFiles\
and elsewhere, and it's not there.
by macmac
Tue Jul 30, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: General Toppy discussions
Topic: fsCheck Reports
Replies: 308
Views: 86642

You can use the toppy while TM deletes the files. I can't remember if I provided a cancel button during this cleanup, If necessary, cancelling by closing TopManager shouldn't be detrimental Please be aware that the PC may stop deleting the files when the screen saver kicks in and/or the pc hibernat...
by macmac
Mon Jul 29, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: General Toppy discussions
Topic: fsCheck Reports
Replies: 308
Views: 86642

Geoff Bacon wrote:@macmac
...I suggest you bite the bullet and use the clean method (TM| Tool| Manager MS Backups).
Geoff
OK: I 'm doing the 'Clean' method.

Q1: Is its advisable to use the toppy while this is being done (eg: Record/Playback)?
Q2: Can I stop & start the purge?

Many thanks.
by macmac
Sun Jul 28, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: General Toppy discussions
Topic: fsCheck Reports
Replies: 308
Views: 86642

Here's the report you requested: (Howzzz that?) Contents of \ProgramFiles\Logs\fsCheck_2019-07-28_15-48.log ----------------------------------------------------------- File System Analysis -------------------- Generated by fsCheck 1.5 on 28/07/2019 15:48 VERDICT: The file system appe...