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HP C5683A tape detected as SCSI cd



 
 
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Old July 14th 06, 07:20 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.hardware
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Default HP C5683A tape detected as SCSI cd

A HP C5683A tape was detected as CD on a Windows XP system. At this point
it is disabled. I believe it actually happens at the POST level.

I have uninstalled and reinstalled it and rebooted numerous times. I moved
the SCSI card to a different slot. Other ideas?

What makes xp (or the bios) detect something as the wrong device?

Kal




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Old July 15th 06, 06:09 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.hardware
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Default HP C5683A tape detected as SCSI cd

Is it actually configured into the BIOS and is configured to run in the
BIOS.If so,
unplug computer,remove the battery,locate the boards CMOS jumper pin and
move from 1-2 to 2-3 position for .30 to .45 seconds,then back to
1-2,reinstall
battery,start computer.You'll have to reset the BIOS date/time,etc,plus
adjust
for any add-in cards.

"Kal" wrote:

A HP C5683A tape was detected as CD on a Windows XP system. At this point
it is disabled. I believe it actually happens at the POST level.

I have uninstalled and reinstalled it and rebooted numerous times. I moved
the SCSI card to a different slot. Other ideas?

What makes xp (or the bios) detect something as the wrong device?

Kal





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Old July 15th 06, 01:19 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.hardware
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Default HP C5683A tape detected as SCSI cd

If the scsi card has no onboard bios, or is disabled, the OS detects the
scsi device connected to the scsi card. Your PC's bios detects the scsi
card only, no connected scsi devices. Even if detected by the scsi bios,
doesn't mean the OS can utilize the scsi tape drive.

In the past, I've had to install 3rd party backup software to detect the
scsi tape drive. The software came with drivers for detecting and utilizing
the scsi tape drive. Proper termination and sequence of scsi devices by ID
connected to the card can also be a factor.
--
Jonny
"Kal" wrote in message
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A HP C5683A tape was detected as CD on a Windows XP system. At this point
it is disabled. I believe it actually happens at the POST level.

I have uninstalled and reinstalled it and rebooted numerous times. I moved
the SCSI card to a different slot. Other ideas?

What makes xp (or the bios) detect something as the wrong device?

Kal






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Old July 17th 06, 05:35 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.hardware
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Default HP C5683A tape detected as SCSI cd

Thanks,
I guess I will have to reboot and make sure it really is misdetected in the
bios. Turns out it is detected at the SCSI level as a C305 Tape. So that
seems OK. And today it is detected as a tape drive by XP also. How strange.

This is not a new installation on this machine. It was backing up
successfully for some months.

Tape is still not working and HP Tape Tools quit after reporting: "An error
occurred while the diagnostic function was started for the selected device.
See the Event Log for details (accessible vie the 'File' menu)."

I guess it is time to call HP and probably to replace the drive.
Kal

"Jonny" wrote in message
...
If the scsi card has no onboard bios, or is disabled, the OS detects the
scsi device connected to the scsi card. Your PC's bios detects the scsi
card only, no connected scsi devices. Even if detected by the scsi bios,
doesn't mean the OS can utilize the scsi tape drive.

In the past, I've had to install 3rd party backup software to detect the
scsi tape drive. The software came with drivers for detecting and
utilizing the scsi tape drive. Proper termination and sequence of scsi
devices by ID connected to the card can also be a factor.
--
Jonny
"Kal" wrote in message
...
A HP C5683A tape was detected as CD on a Windows XP system. At this point
it is disabled. I believe it actually happens at the POST level.

I have uninstalled and reinstalled it and rebooted numerous times. I
moved the SCSI card to a different slot. Other ideas?

What makes xp (or the bios) detect something as the wrong device?

Kal








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Old September 3rd 06, 04:28 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.hardware
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Default HP C5683A tape detected as SCSI cd

hi!!
"Kal" bl
g...
Thanks,
I guess I will have to reboot and make sure it really is misdetected in

the
bios. Turns out it is detected at the SCSI level as a C305 Tape. So that
seems OK. And today it is detected as a tape drive by XP also. How

strange.

This is not a new installation on this machine. It was backing up
successfully for some months.

Tape is still not working and HP Tape Tools quit after reporting: "An

error
occurred while the diagnostic function was started for the selected

device.
See the Event Log for details (accessible vie the 'File' menu)."

I guess it is time to call HP and probably to replace the drive.
Kal

"Jonny" wrote in message
...
If the scsi card has no onboard bios, or is disabled, the OS detects the
scsi device connected to the scsi card. Your PC's bios detects the scsi
card only, no connected scsi devices. Even if detected by the scsi

bios,
doesn't mean the OS can utilize the scsi tape drive.

In the past, I've had to install 3rd party backup software to detect the
scsi tape drive. The software came with drivers for detecting and
utilizing the scsi tape drive. Proper termination and sequence of scsi
devices by ID connected to the card can also be a factor.
--
Jonny
"Kal" wrote in message
...
A HP C5683A tape was detected as CD on a Windows XP system. At this

point
it is disabled. I believe it actually happens at the POST level.

I have uninstalled and reinstalled it and rebooted numerous times. I
moved the SCSI card to a different slot. Other ideas?

What makes xp (or the bios) detect something as the wrong device?

Kal










 




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