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DirecTV HR21: A Problem Has Been Detected In The Storage Device

I was watching a television show late last night via my DirecTV account. The show I was watching has previously been recorded on my DVR and at the time two other shows were recording. When the show I was watching was over I attempted to delete it which it appeared to do but then it locked up one of the shows I was currently recording. Once locked up I was unable to use my DirecTV HD DVR HR21-700 remote to do anything. I waited for about 15 minutes to make sure it wasn’t recover since I had never had one of my DirecTV HD receivers do this before. After waiting that initial time period I decided to go ahead and reboot the receiver which I did by unplugging the power, waiting 15 seconds, and then watching it reboot through its normal cycle. The receiver appeared to be starting as it typically does until it got to the last two steps and after a couple seconds at the final step 1 of 2 the receiver got a blue screen with the message “A problem has been detected in the storage device” message as shown below.

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Convert iTunes to MP3

Converting iTunes files or MPEG4 files to MP3 format is easy using the iTunes client. We will want to change the Import Settings which will then allow converting files into the same setting as the Import Settings. Follow the simple steps below and you will be converting your iTunes files to MP3 in no time.

iTunes 8.x or Higher:

  1. Open iTunes:Double click on iTunes to open the application.
  2. Open Preferences: Click “Edit” in the top navigation and choose “Preferences” from the drop down.