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Microsoft KB Archive/107392

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Cannot Access Floppies While Using DC2000 Class Tape Drives

Article ID: 107392

Article Last Modified on 10/31/2006


  • Microsoft Windows NT Advanced Server 3.1
  • Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 3.1
  • Microsoft Windows NT Advanced Server 3.1

This article was previously published under Q107392


You are unable to access your floppy disk drives while the tape driver for your DC 2000 tape drive is running, that is, while Backup is running. DC 2000 class tape drives are all QIC floppy controller-based tape drives. Because most drivers for this type of tape drive take full control of the floppy controller, other processes are not able to access the floppy disk drives.

To regain access to the floppy drives, close Backup.

Additional query words: prodnt

Keywords: KB107392