I've got a Sony superstation External Tape Drive backup unit. I need the software to make it run on Windows Vista. I have some data on tapes I'd like to retrieve from tapes I backed up on when I had a Win98 system. I've moved in the past year after losing almost everything and I only have the drive and no CD to load software from.
Thanx for any help
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Re: Need software to run on vista 64bit
If you need to run windows98 in order to access the tape drive get a copy of VMWare server version 1.08 or lesser but not the 2.00 is free. Under windows xp install the software and create a new virtual machine and load windows 98. I have not tried this for your tape drive but I had a similar problem with a software that will not run under windows xp and i needed to retrieve some information from a scsi tape drive. i hope this helps.
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The option is backup take is external drive, how to take the Drive backup.
Go to Disk properties and select the tools and down 'Backup Now" option showing click that option.
Now the new windows will open. click the next and Choose the Backup file option and click "next" now choose the last option " Let me choose " Option and select the driver or document that you take the backup then click Next.
Now you have to give the path where you want to save that backup and give the name.
Then click Next and the backup process is start
When the backup is finish after that you have to format the drive. After formatting the driver you and install the New windows, again go to the D:/ properties and select the "Tools" and click the "backup Now" you get new windows click next the second windows show two option select the "Restore file " option and select the backup path that we take in external drive and click next now wait few minute you backup is restoring the file..
You see floppy drives are pretty old technology compared to the Vista environment which is the latest. Your floppy external drive will most likely run better in the Windows XP environment along with the necessary drivers on device manager under control panel...and those drivers you can also download. Am sure it will work better with windows 98 or XP.
What kind of software are you looking for? This should be automatically recognized by Vista as an external storage device. If it is not recognized and you cannot see/use the device; you need a driver to allow vista to talk with your USB device. Are you looking for backup software? Please clarify.
Did you load software ? You have a 64 bit Operating System (OS) and MANY companies don't make 64bit software. 95% of PCs are 32 bit. This is same problem other external drive makers are having, Vista 64 bit was sold as "typical" PC when it's for very powerful users. Many "drivers" that talk to the equipment must be written for 64bit software. Check the companie's site to see if it's VISTA 64 bit compatible. Bet it's not ! !
I need a little more information to better assist you with your problem. What Operating System are you running and how old is this unit?
Is this the first time you are using this device?
Also look at the event viewer for info on the actual error, which could help to better explain what the problem might be.