More and more frequently when i try to open the tivo desktop I get a message that says "unable to open tivo desktop because element not found".
When it first started happening , if i repaired or re-installed the software it would correct the problem but that is no longer helping. Even downloading a fresh copy did not help. Tivo website does not have any info that I can find and searching microsoft website ( My OS is Win XP) doesn't yield the exact wording.
I had the same problem. What I did was uninstall the tivo software then edited the registry to remove all Tivo keys AND go to documents and settings and under your user profile located at C:\Documents and Settings\<user profile name>\Local Settings\Application Data there is a folder called "Tivo Desktop." If you delete that folder it will forget about any lost elements.