ReadMe.txt Driver File Contents (win2kxpintel0.exe)

This document contains instructions for installing the Quantum DLTtape(tm)
Tape Drive driver for Windows 2000 and Windows XP (32-bit) Intel platforms.
This driver is for 32-bit Intel Platforms only.

NOTE: The driver is digitally signed by Microsoft.


Driver History:

Version 1.5
             1.  Modified the TapeError routine for DLT7000/8000-compatible
                 drives so that Cleaning Requests that occur during soft
                 (recoverable) errors are ignored.

Version 1.4
             1.  Added support for Windows XP.
             2.  Added support for Quantum SDLT320 drive.
             3.  Added support for Benchmark and Compaq
                 DLT1 tape drives.

Version 1.3
             Not Released.

Version 1.2
             1. Modified the WriteMarks function so that IGNORE_ERRORS flag
                is not returned for Zero Filemarks request.

Version 1.1
             1. Modified the GetPostion code so that it no longer sends
                a Write Tape mark to the drive before getting the position.

Version 1.0
             1. Initial release of driver.



MAKING AN INSTALLATION DISKETTE:

After running the executable file, there will be 4 files extracted
to the directory.  These are:

     QntmDLT.inf
     QntmDLT.sys
     QntmDLT.cat 	
     ReadMe.txt  (this file)

To make an Installation Diskette, copy the following 3 files to
a formatted 3-1/2 inch floppy diskette.

     QntmDLT.inf
     QntmDLT.sys
     QntmDLT.cat 	



INSTALLING THE DRIVER: 

     1.  Shutdown Windows if it is running and power down the system.

     2.  Connect the DLT tape drive to the system.  Ensure that the
         SCSI bus is terminated correctly and that there are no target
         ID conflicts.  Power on the tape drive.

     3.  Startup the system and log into Windows.

     4.  Right-click on the "My Computer" Icon and select "Manage".
         This will bring up the Computer Management applet.

     5.  In Computer Management, double-click "Device Manager".
         A list of device subsystems will be displayed in the right view.

     6.  The target tape drive may be found in either the "Tape drives"
         or "Other devices" section.  Expand the section where the
         target drive is located.  Right-click the target drive and
         select "Properties".

         NOTE: It may be necessary to troubleshoot the SCSI bus to which
         the target tape drive is attached if Windows does not list the
         drive in the "Tape drives" or "Other devices" sections.
         Any such problems must be fixed before continuing.

     7.  In the Properties window, verify that the SCSI ID matches
         that of the target tape drive that you are installing.

     8.  Select the "Driver" tab and then select "Update Driver...".
         This will start the "Upgrade Device Driver" Wizard.

     9.  In the Device Wizard, select "Next".

     10. Select "Display a list of the known drivers for this device so
         that I can choose a specific driver" radio button.

     11. Select "Next". 
          
     12. If the drive is unknown to the system, the next view is
         "Hardware Type".  Otherwise, the "Select a Device Driver"
         view is displayed.

         a. In the "Hardware Type" view, select either "Other devices"
            or "Tape drives".  Then select "Have Disk..." on the next
            view.

         b. In the "Select a Device Driver" view, click "Have Disk...".

     13. Insert the Installation Diskette into the floppy drive.
         Make sure that the path name to the drive is correct.

     14. Click "OK".

     15. Highlight the listed DLTtape tape driver and then click
         "Next".

     16. The "Start Device Driver Installation" view is displayed.

     17. Click "Next" to install the driver.

          a. Should the Wizard indicate that the driver already exists on
            the system and prompts you for a selection, select "New". 

          b. The Windows 2000 Setup window is displayed.  Verify the
            correct path to the driver, then select "Continue".

     18. The next view is "Completing the Upgrade Driver Wizard".  Click
         "Finish".  You may be prompted to reboot your system.

     19. The DLTtape tape driver is installed.



If you have problems, questions or feedback relating to the installation or 
usage of this driver please contact Quantum technical support at:

   dlt.driver@qntm.com

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How To Update Drivers Manually

After your driver has been downloaded, follow these simple steps to install it.

  • Expand the archive file (if the download file is in zip or rar format).

  • If the expanded file has an .exe extension, double click it and follow the installation instructions.

  • Otherwise, open Device Manager by right-clicking the Start menu and selecting Device Manager.

  • Find the device and model you want to update in the device list.

  • Double-click on it to open the Properties dialog box.

  • From the Properties dialog box, select the Driver tab.

  • Click the Update Driver button, then follow the instructions.

Very important: You must reboot your system to ensure that any driver updates have taken effect.

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