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HP Colorado 5gb Internal Tape Drive - Windows XP support

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Mike Carey_4
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HP Colorado 5gb Internal Tape Drive - Windows XP support

I'm having trouble getting my HP Colorado Tape drive to work using Windows/XP using HP backup II v9.1 software. In looking for a updated driver to try, the HP website doesn't list anything for XP, only win/98, me, 2000, etc???. My drive just hangs and I have to do a hard shutdown to get my system back.

Any ideas on drivers, etc??

Thanks,

Mike C
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Re: HP Colorado 5gb Internal Tape Drive - Windows XP support

Hi Mike,

there are a lot of questions in this forum dealing with the same problem. The answer is allways the same: HP colorado backup does not work with Windows XP! You have to buy another software, for example Veritas BackupMyPC.

anyway merry christmas

Marcus
Tina Karasch
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Re: HP Colorado 5gb Internal Tape Drive - Windows XP support


Dear Mike C

Sadly your drive is not supported with cbII under xp..... see:
http://www.hp.com/cposupport/information_storage/support_doc/lpg10065.html

However you can use the drive with the OS backup application.... see:
http://www.hp.com/cposupport/information_storage/support_doc/lpg10723.html
and
http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Document.jsp?objectID=lpg10092

have fun @>'-;----
tk
If U want to; let's get technical.... :P