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boot or syste-start driver failed to load hpqic157

John Hambidge
Occasional Visitor

boot or syste-start driver failed to load hpqic157

Windows NT Environment
Version 4.0 (Build 1381: Service Pack 5)
x86 Uniprocessor Free
Dell OptiPlex GX1
x86 Family 6 Model 7 Stepping 3 GenuineIntel ~548Mhz
Event Viewer Message
Event ID 7026
The following boot-start or System-Start Driver(s) failed to load: hpqic157
HP Tape Drive
HP Colorado 5GBe (external) - parallel port connection
What are the next steps to Troubleshoot / Correct this error?



P.S. This thread has been moved from General to Tape Libraries and Drives. - Hp Forum Moderator

Eric De lange_3
Occasional Advisor

Re: boot or syste-start driver failed to load hpqic157

Hi John,

You might want to check if the EPATAPNT driver is loading correctly. The drive
is needed to allow NT to talk to a tape device or CD device that is connected
to the paralel port. If it is loaded, you might want to make sure that the
drive is not corrupted by re-installing the qic157.sys driver.

If the paralel-to-atapi drive is NOT loading however, you could download it
from the attached URL and install it (again)

Hope this helps,