Hello. We have a tape drive on our 2000 server, using a third party program called BackUp Assist to backup and the ordinary MS restore to restore. What is driving us mad is the fact that if we insert a tape (used) and try to prepare it for backing up it tells us the tape is "write protected". However, it isn't, at least not physically. Agreed we have had some trouble getting our heads round the MS procedure (media pools, etc.), but there seems nothing we can do to allow the tapes to get prepared without being told they're "write protected". We've searched for some kind of guide--for-dummies, but can't find anything. Any help or advice would be very gratefully received!