I recently purchased an "instant cake" software disc form PTV Upgrades for my Tivo Series 2 TCD24080. The unit's original HD crashed and I purchased a new 80 GB drive to replace it. I also purchased the software and ran it according to the manufacturer's instructions. The first time I ran the new drive in the Tivo I worked fine. I cleared and reset everything. And soon it started to reboot every time it got to the famous "just a few more minutes..." screen. So I ran instant cake again. This time it didn't work. Just got to the same screen and rebooted again and again. So I put it back on the shelf and left it alone for a month. Then I just recently decided to hook it up for giggles, and it booted right into the menu. I had to do a clear and delete everything because it was last reinstalled from instant cake. And after that non-sense for two hours, it is on it's reboot screen kick again.
Does anyone have any good suggestions?? I would greatly appreciate any insight. I have been to many discussion forums and have basically heard a lot of ideas which refer to similar issues caused by running mfstools and not getting the commands put in perfectly. Running instant cake software is supposed to do everything and maybe it is and I have a hardware issue... Don't know for sure. Power supply is a correct voltage, checked jumper settings, tried different IDE cable. I am at a loss.
Please help. Thank you.