Showstopper/replay 3000 series unit disk image to replay drive procedures.


Replay 2000, Showstopper/replay 3000 and 4000 series disk images are not interchangeable.


 ALWAYS unplug AC from replay unit before connecting/disconnecting  hard drive or risk data corruption.


There are 2 methods to mirror a Showstopper/replay disk image to the replay drive: is the source document. Familiarity with the source document may help user understanding and contains additional information. Low level format LLF of brand new drive is encouraged but not critical. If LLF is omitted skipping may be present in video until entire disk is written to.


FTP sight for replay disk images is ftp://anonymous:tt@


Win2000/XP version of RTVPatch2.1.exe. It is assumed your computer bios can see the replay drive and sees it as the correct size. Generally 2 year old or newer motherboards work well. This is the easiest method of mirroring and patching a replay drive. The GUI is excellent and almost foolproof.


1-     Connect the replay drive to any IDE position.

2-     Boot win 2000/XP and start RTVPatch.exe by double clicking the mouse.

3-     Unzip Showstopper& file with winzip.

4-     Set the replay drive as “target” and click “restore target drive”. Point to the “Showstopper&replay30xximage.img   mirroring will start automatically.

5-     When mirroring is complete answer “Yes” to do you want to proceed…question. Click on “patch target drive”. Again answer “Yes” to all proceed and reset partition questions.


The drive is now ready to be reinstalled in the replay. Shut down computer. Make sure drive jumper is set to MASTER. Put drive back in replay and plug AC cord in. Unit should power itself off in approx 1 minute. Power unit on and run setup. Enjoy!










Showstopper/replay 3000 disk image from windows drive to replay drive using Linux

Boot Disk.


NOTE: Linux can not read NTFS file system. Disk image must be on a fat/fat32 partition.

You will be using the linux boot disk method. Which is included.


1-     Using a windows computer open rtvpatch image folder, put a blank floppy in
A:\ drive and execute the MakeBoot.bat file. This will create the linux boot
disk and will also put the RTVPatch program on the floppy. Test out the linux
boot disk by booting from it in A drive. You should see Linux boot up and
stop at the Login prompt (if the bootup fails short of seeing Login then
restart the computer again, sometimes the program hangs up). Type in "root"
without the quotes and you will see the # symbol. This # symbol is the similar to the blinking prompt in MSDOS. From here you type in linux commands (I'll
cover later) to copy the disk image you downloaded onto the replay hard
drive. When that is done you need to type in "RTVPatch" without the quotes
to execute the RTVPatch program which is used to utilize all the space in
the drive for mpegs.

2-     Start by renaming the Showstopper&replay30xximage.rtv file to replay.img. Move that file on your home PC to the C:\ directory. The new location for the replay.img is C:\replay.img.  You are renaming and relocating the file to C:\ only to simplify the linux commands.

Connect windows hard disk to Primary master IDE with the hard disk jumper
set to master (jumper probably already is).
Connect replay hard disk connected to the Secondary master IDE with the hard
disk jumpered to master.

4-     You will be copying the replay.img from your windows hard drive directly to
the replay drive without bothering with cd's.
Boot the computer with the Linux boot disk.

5-     Type "root" without the
quotes at the Login prompt.
Type in the following commands exactly as you see it here and hit  [ENTER] key.
mkdir /windrive                                                                                   [ENTER]
mount /dev/hda1 /windrive                                                                  [ENTER]
dd if=/windrive/replay.img of=/dev/hdc bs=1024 count=320000       [ENTER]
(waite till you get the in/out message, take about 3 to 10 minutes then proceed)
 umount /windrive                                                                                [ENTER] 
 (Disregard any “not mounted” message or something to the effect)

6-     Now type "RTVPatch" without the quotes. The RTVPatch program will open up.
At the Enter Command prompt type "t" without the quotes                 [ENTER]
Type in the replay disk number (should be 2)                                       [ENTER]
At the Enter Command prompt type "p"                                               [ENTER]
answer yes to any reset partition questions.

Shut down computer.

Put drive back in replay and plug AC cord in. Unit should power itself off
in approx 1 minute. Power unit on, run setup and enjoy!