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Windows Server 2003 Onstream ADR2 60 IDE Tape Back up- won't work

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As the title suggests, I purchased an Onstream  ADR2 60 IDE TApe Back up from a company to use in my Windows 2003 server.  I recently found out Onstream went bankrupt in April 2003 and was bought out by a company in Germany.  I am having trouble getting this drive to work with either the Standard Windows backup utility or a light version of Veritose.

I recently heard that the drives were packaged with a software called TapeWare XE.

Is there any information I can give  you all to help me trouble shoot this....or is it as simple as that drive is not compatible with that server?

Thank you.
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by:Cyber-Dude
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Heres the driver for ADR 60 IDE for Windows 2000 Server.

Try to use it and see if it helps. Otherwise, try to autodetect the drivers using 'Hardware Manager' via 'Update Drivers'.

Links:
Driver page for the ADR2 60 IDE:
http://tape-backup.driverfiles.net/page,show,11581,609,13,.html

Good luck

Cyber
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by:www_JamesClancy_com
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No luck- the drive seems to bve visible in the Hardware devices list sometimes...but most times not. It is random.

The Server's hard drives (Two 80 Gb IDE drives) are
IDE cabled off a RAID card. The RAID card is installed
on a PCI slot and has 2 IDE connectors on them for the
hard drives to attach. The 2nd one is a mirror of the
1st one. (I believe called a "RAID 0")

The Tape Drive was cabled as a slave with the CD-ROM.
It was also Cabled as the Master with the CD-ROM.
Both wys resulted in the problem of not seeing the
drive sometimes...and other times seeing it. I do not
think we tried it alone as a Master on its own cable
yet.

All drivers are up to date.  The one you ahve listed is for a WIN 2000 (didn't work)...and I can not find any specific for a WIN 2003.
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by:www_JamesClancy_com
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After spending much time on this...I have found that this drive is incompatible with WIN 2003. I have also a sneaky suspicion I was sold a drive that was problematic.  I placed teh drive and tapes out on ebay with ALL the honest and open information I had and the hours I put into trying to make it work.  It sold.  I took almost a $100 loss on the deal.
The buyer was well aware of my troubles and I even offerred free tech support with to the winning bidder.

So I am done with this question.  I appreciate the 1 person answering..but I think I was up against a different wall of incompatibility issues.
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by:www_JamesClancy_com
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Moderator - could I have a refund on the points?  All I know is that my research proved an incompatibility issues...connected with a possibility of a damaged drive(maybe). I will be ok with whatever you decided. This site is great!
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