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Cannot write to device ([87] The parameter is incorrect. on LTO 3 standalone 960 drive

Noreen Merrick_1
Occasional Advisor

Cannot write to device ([87] The parameter is incorrect. on LTO 3 standalone 960 drive

Hi I am getting the following error message when doing backups from win2003 server onto standalone 960 lto 3 drive

Cannot write to device ([87] The parameter is incorrect.

My backup then fails. I also see the following messages in debug.log on the server we are trying to backup.


7/16/2010 9:59:54 PM BMA.6276.7804 ["ma/spt/sctl_NT.c /main/dp55/dp55_fix/dp55_patch/9":1728] A.05.50 bDPWIN_00365
SCSI_NT_CMD: RETURN: ERROR (GetLastError()=87)

7/16/2010 9:59:54 PM BMA.6276.7804 ["ma/spt/sctl_NT.c /main/dp55/dp55_fix/dp55_patch/9":2207] A.05.50 bDPWIN_00365
SCTL_Write: (scsi addr=3:0:3:0) error. [1026] ()


7/16/2010 9:59:54 PM BMA.6276.7804 ["ma/dev/devseq.c /main/dp55/dp55_fix/dp55_patch/6":3073] A.05.50 bDPWIN_00365
SeqWrite: (scsi3:0:3:0C): SCTL_Write()=-1: {1026}


We had the drive swapped out so i am thinking it cannot be hardware but why are we still getting messages about SCSI/hardware issues.

I have tried the default block size and also 512 but same problem, tonight I will try 256 and see but am not hopeful.
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Thomas J. Harrold
Trusted Contributor

Re: Cannot write to device ([87] The parameter is incorrect. on LTO 3 standalone 960 drive

I am seeing the same thing on an LTO4 when trying to format a cartridge. I had overridden the tape size - I'm trying another format operation with the "default" tape size.

-tjh
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Thomas J. Harrold
Trusted Contributor

Re: Cannot write to device ([87] The parameter is incorrect. on LTO 3 standalone 960 drive

Found this link:

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Document.jsp?lang=en&cc=us&taskId=110&prodSeriesId=3241176&prodTypeId=18964&objectID=c01482366

I already had Windows2003 SP2, so I'm trying the registry hack to see if it helps.

I learn something new everyday. (usually because I break something new everyday)
Thomas J. Harrold
Trusted Contributor

Re: Cannot write to device ([87] The parameter is incorrect. on LTO 3 standalone 960 drive

The link above solved my problem. Hope this helps.
I learn something new everyday. (usually because I break something new everyday)