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PC does not communicate with external Valitek Travan TR-4 drive

The power and data cables to the tape drive are good. Other connections have been checked. The fuse in the drive is good. The motor in the drive runs, so the drive is getting power. The operating system of the PC is Windows 95 and the Valitek software runs under DOS. We have valuable data on a tape that we would like to recover. What are the most likely reasons that the PC can't communicate with the drive and how can we fix this?

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Try this link....

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/130946

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