Do you think InstantCake would help?
I have tried every configuration of Master/Slave/Primary/Secondary I can think of to load the driver on my Tivo. I go through the process up to where you type, "nic_install/nic_install cachecard" and keep getting the error message, "Tivo drive not detected". Let me give you the history and maybe you can solve the mystery. I have run out of options.
I have a Phillips HDR-112. Last year I added a second drive (160gb) that I ordered through weaknees. The unit worked as expected (albeit slowly) until early this month when the modem stopped working. I ordered the CacheCard through 9thtee to solve both my speed problem and my program update problem. I followed the directions in installing the cachecard carefully, but, was not so careful when trying to install the drivers. I began by hooking up my Tivo A drive (without making it a slave) in the place of the secondary hard drive I have in my computer, leaving the computers C drive alone. When I started the computer, I went into "My Computer" to see if the A drive was being read. When it did not show up on "My Computer" I then read the directions. When I read the line in their directions about Windows writing a signature onto Sector 1 of the A drive, I powered down, disconnected the Tivo drive, re-installed it into the Tivo. Everything worked fine. It even seemed to work faster. So, I read the driver instructions carefully and followed them to the best of my ability; I downloaded nic_cd_20050218.iso, burned it to a pocket cd (210 mb, it's all I had at the time), hooked the CD-ROM as primary master, the Tivo A drive up as primary slave and powered up the computer. Everything went as described in their instructions except when I got to the process I mentioned before where I have consistently received the message, "Tivo drive not detected". The Tivo drive continues to work perfectly in the Tivo.
If Windows did write a signature to Sector 1 in the Tivo drive, what, if anything, would I see when I put it back into the Tivo?
Am I using the correct iso?
How do I correct any problems I may have created and install the drivers?