Tape drive not working.
Posted on 2010-09-20
Recently a tape drive at a client started not taking tapes... basically just spits them back out.
I also noticed that the cursor keeps changing to the CD icon, as if it's reading a CD. Well, the CD
drive is empty, but when I looked under CD Roms in device manager, I noticed this listed:
HP Ultrium 2-SCSI SCSI CdRom Device
If I uninstall it, it will be found again as the same.
I downloaded the latest driver, and no change.
I am assuming it should be listed as a tape drive, not a CD, I suppose I could be wrong.
Any ideas? Here are the specs:
Windows 2003 Server, SP2, Symantec Backup Exec
HP Ultrium 200/400Gb External tape drive.
Everything was fine for a few years, then it just stopped accepting tapes.
(Rebooted, power cycled tape drive.)