Re: Aiwa TD-20001: Anyone get this to work in Win98?

Re: Aiwa TD-20001: Anyone get this to work in Win98?

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Posted by N.T. on June 04, 2001 at 14:06:21:

In Reply to: Re: Aiwa TD-20001: Anyone get this to work in Win98? posted by Robert Chadwick on March 18, 2000 at 19:53:11:

: : : Before I pull out what hair remains in my scalp, has anyone gotten this piece of @$#%* to actually work in Windows 98?

: : : Using an Adaptec A2940UW in an Athlon 750 (overclocked 500), I can get Windows to recognize and install the drive. I can retension a tape, but any other access (Initialize, Erase, Backup, etc.) causes the tape to "shoeshine" back and forth for about five minutes before displaying an unrecoverable hardware error Ref: 07-12-23-00-1100.

: : : I have tried two different tape drives with the same result. All other devices in system are functioning normally. Help!!! I need my hair!

: : So, has anyone made any progress with this drive? I have tried everything possible. Same problem as above, 98 finds the drive all is ok. I can retension the tape, but when I go to backup anything up it gives me a "This is not a vailid command". I am using Bacup Exec 2.0 . If anyone has any info please pass it to the rest of us who made the mistake and purchased via EGGHEAD.Com

: I was using Backup Exec for Win 98 3.0 and had no problems what so ever.

I am sorry but I am virtually certain that you have a bad tape drive. I had purchased one of these things some time ago and got it to work perfectly under Windows 98. Using nothing more than Microsoft Backup, I was able to backup the entire HDD and selectively restore as well. Some time later, I purchased a second such tape drive, supposedly brand new and encountered the problem that you now have on a second computer. Swapping the tape drives fixed the problem. The second tape drive never worked on either computer and the first tape drive worked perfectly on both computers. This is irrefutable evidence that the problem is in that particular tape drive. Perhaps this is why Aiwa discontinued the drive and got out of the computer peripheral business....

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