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Posted on 2007-11-15
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I have a DLT tape drive in a Windows 2000 server and am having difficulties backing up using backup exec. When I insert a tape you hear the wooshing sound like it is reading the tape and then a loud eerrrrttt noise this goes on for several cycles and then the clean tape light comes on and the greeen take use handle light also comes on. If I use a cleaning tape the clean the drive does not make any noises the clean tape light will go away until i insert another tape and the process begins. What is the problem I have even uninstalled and reinstalled the device.
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this sounds like the tape drive is gone bad... We had the sam issue and there, the magnetical heads of the drive was bad.
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Thats what I was thinking but I didnt want to spend the money on a new drive and not need to.
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hmm... i think there is no other way, sorry.
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