DLT Tape device not found

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A DLT tape drive is attached to the system, but the GEAR software does not detect it.

There are 2 possible causes:

  1. The tape interface has been set to "Null device" in the GEAR.INI file
  2. The tape driver used by NT interferes with detecting the tape drive.

In the GEAR.INI file, look for the folowing entry in the section labeled [Tape]


Change this to:


If the tape drive is still not seen by GEAR Pro, then you will need to disable the tape driver.

  • Go to the Control Panel in the Start|Settings menu.
  • In the Control Panel open the Tape Drives icon.
  • On the Drivers tab, select the tape drive you want to have GEAR Pro use, and press the remove button.
  • Reboot the system.

GEAR Pro should now be able to see the tape drive.

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