Event ID 7: The Device,\Device\TapeO. has a bad block

Posted on 2007-10-17
Last Modified: 2013-11-14
I use a Proliant Server for my office  SBS backup vide the 4mmdat tape drive. But upon my intention to run a back up today, I have been getting error message i.e

" The Device,\Device\TapeO. has a bad block"
Can any one help with this; though i have used a tape cleaner several time but still getting same message.
Question by:matrixsolicitors
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    What service pack do you have on the server?
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    there are a couple of reasons you may get that error.  One is you really do have a bad tape in the drive.  So I suggest trying another tape.  

    The second is the drive itself is reporting the error incorrect (if it is reporting correctly then your tape is bad and has been addressed above).  I would suggest updating the driver on the tape drive and potentially the firmware on the drive as well.  

    You should be able to find the driver and firmware along with instructions on how to perform the firmware update at the manufacturer's web site.

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    by:Jeffrey Kane - TechSoEasy
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    Forced accept.

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