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DAT Drives under 95

Posted on 1998-07-01
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I have borrowed a Python DAT drive. I have set the switched so it doesn't hang the system at startup, and windows 95 starts to boot. When it does, it finds new hardsware. Only thing is I don't have any drivers for it on disk. I have been to the seagate web page and they say I don't need a seperate driver, its up to the software I use to back up stuff. Well, I don't have any yet. When I go to shut down the system there is an unnamed task that stops responding that doesn't when I don't have the drive attached.

Where can I get drivers? or how can I stop the system hanging when I boot or login?

I have a AHA 2940 UW SCSI Interface that has other stuff on it, and everything is detected properly, including the tape drive... I just can't use it on win95.
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Windows 95 doesn't understand tape drives in general. You quite often get them coming up in '? other devices'. This is normal.

However the backup software should be able to pick up the drive. I've never had a problem with SCSI Travan and QIC80 drives, and I would have though DATs were the same. If you're using something like Seagate Backup Exec, you should have no problems.

Setting the jumpers on the DAT drive can be a pain, as they're very rarely documented for the Windows 95 setting (usually you get Solaris, SGI, HPUX, NT, OS/2 but not 95!)

Don't worry that Device Manager can't find the drive (unless your manual says different), just check that your backup software can see it.
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Thanks Richrussell, I still have a problem in that If i connect the SCSI cable, 95 will not shutdown cleany, (something stops responding), and every time i startup it asks for hardware drivers for the unknown thingy, how can I stop this,

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Thanks buska,
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