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By rhall75 ·
I was upgrading my fathers old 100 mhz compaq to a Athlon xp2000 and new mother board. I had to transfer all cards and devices to the new mother board. All devices transfered fine. When the system boots it shows all SCSI drives, which are Hard drive, CD drive and Tape drive. Oce in the operating system, Windows 98 se, I click on the my computer icon and it shows the Hard drive and the CD drive but I do not see the Tape drive icon. I looked in the device manager and it shows the tape drive and says it is working properly. How do i get the tape drive to show up in my computer? What have I done wrong?

thanks in advanced,
Robert Hall

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by sgt_shultz In reply to Multi SCSI drives questio ...

you've done nothing wrong. it won't show up in device manager, as it is a 'streaming' storage device, not a random access read/write device like a floppy, cd-drom drive or hard drive...it doesn't support a 'normal' format with a file system like usual (FAT, FAT32), see? so 'my computer' (i.e. windows 98)won't know how to display its contents to you...if you see it looking good in device manager, you've got her installed ok. you need 'tape drive' aware software to see it and use it. use Start/Programs/Accessories/msbackup to test it and use it. you don't mention the tape drive brand name but visit their website and see if they have any free backup software you can download...

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by rhall75 In reply to Multi SCSI drives questio ...

Thanks sgt shultz that makes perfect sence that makes me feel much better!

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by Ann777 In reply to Multi SCSI drives questio ...

You need to install the tape drive software.

As long as you are still using Win98SE, you should be able to use the drivers that came with the backup drive; or download from the manufacturer's website. Be aware that if he decides to upgrade to WinXP, that you need to make sure that the drivers exists for this legacy device -- in all probability they may not.

Also make sure that the SCSI chain is terminated.

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