I'm not sure how to explain this issue. It seems the dvr locked up somehow. It appeared shows were not recording due to the "buffer full" errors.. When I checked the "scheduled recordings" it was showing shows that had already past. I checked the time on the computer and it was correct.
I attempted to restart the service - windows would not restart the service without throwing an error so I restarted the computer. When I checked the logs I noticed a very strange long error I have never seen before. I've posted it in a text file since it was so large/long.