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tape restore

I have a colorado trakker tape backup 120 MB which will not recognize the format the tapes are in. Does it make a big difference what OS created this? They were probably created in Win95 and am restoring in win98
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Re: tape restore

hi carol, Chances are, you made the backup using Fat16, and windows 98 uses Fat32 by default. This can cause some of the issues your seeing. Try installing Windows98 with Fat16 ( 2gb partition or less ) Let me know what you find
Meh.
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Re: tape restore

hi carol, Chances are, you made the backup using Fat16, and windows 98 uses Fat32 by default. This can cause some of the issues your seeing. Try installing Windows98 with Fat16 ( 2gb partition or less ) Let me know what you find
Meh.
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Re: tape restore

Hi Carol,

A bigger problem is the 120 was never supported in Win 95 because there were problems restoring. Have you ever been able to restore anything even in Win 95?
"You can't lead the orchestra without turning your back to the crowd"
Occasional Advisor

Re: tape restore

Thanks to you all I will build me a win95 machine and let you know how it goes..Ihave to keep the win98 for other legacy software and edquipment...

Carol
Occasional Advisor

Re: tape restore

Okay I have a win95 machine that still sees these tapes as unformatted.......any other ideas ???? Would 311 play more friendly?
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Re: tape restore

Hi Carol,

As I said previously, the 120 was not supported in WIN 95 becuase they waould not restore. It is possible you may be able to restore something in Win 3.11 or even DOS but wouldn't get my hopes too high.
"You can't lead the orchestra without turning your back to the crowd"
Occasional Advisor

Re: tape restore

why would the tapes be recognized as unformatted? the drive seems to work fine..Would the version of colorado software be a factor? I have version 2.01 on the win 95 machine. version 1.02 locks up the system.
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Re: tape restore

This version of software was written for Windows 3.11 and therefore not supported in Win95. It installs and appears to work however, as you have discovered, you can't restore anything.
"You can't lead the orchestra without turning your back to the crowd"
Occasional Advisor

Re: tape restore

Well it still says unformatted tape so I guess it does not work in 3.11 either grrrrrrrrr
Honored Contributor Honored Contributor

Re: tape restore

Probably the reason is says unformatted tape is because it was backed up in Win 95. To put it as gently as I can, if it was backed up in win95 it can't be restored. The operating system itself, Win 95 did not support this tape drive at all.
"You can't lead the orchestra without turning your back to the crowd"
Occasional Advisor

Re: tape restore

so there is no way to trick it into spitting out this data??? My supervisor vaguely remembers backing this stuff up on win95.....this was BC (before carol) Do the Jumbo Drives have the same trouble? I have those tooo
Occasional Advisor

Re: tape restore

so there is no way to trick it into spitting out this data??? My supervisor vaguely remembers backing this stuff up on win95.....this was BC (before carol)
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Re: tape restore

Carol, The Jumbo 120's will have the same problem. 250's and above should work fine in Win 95 with the right software. If you need to get this data back you can contact Vogon international http://www.vogon-international.com and they can assist you.
"You can't lead the orchestra without turning your back to the crowd"
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Re: tape restore

I really appreciate all your help..at least I don't feel crazy now..I dont have to change careers...had a felling it was software...Had a similar probliem with pinnicle backups and managed to trick the backups into coughing up the data....Thanks again ever so mucho!!!!!
Advisor

Re: tape restore

I have a Jumbo 120. The jumbo 120 / trakker 120 drives will only read / write QIC 40 tapes (40 / 60 Mb).

If you try to read a QIC2120, the 120 series drives will not recognize it. Try to borrow a trakker 250 if you have a QIC2120 type of tape.

Don