Removable storage not responding to basic requests
Posted on 2006-06-14
Hi, I have a Windows 2000 SBS box. I am trying to back it up to tape, but it is misbehaving. The tape drive in question is a Quantum Benchmark DLT/VS80 Drive. Now whenever I issue a command to a tape in the drive, like 'eject' or 'inventory' or do something as rash as try to actually run backup it just sits there doing nothing. In the work queue, I can see the commands I have issued, but they nearly always go into a waiting state - ad infinitum. At least until I cancel them.
I have physically removed a tape, and inserted a new one, but removable storage doesn't recognise this. Only a reboot seems to help. So, why is it doing this and can anyone help? Thanks, Pete