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  1. The line reads: 2:0 Memorex DVD+/-RW True8Xn 1.G2 Hope this is what you requested. As mentioned earlier, I have tried "Using ASPI" as well as "NT Passthrough" both with the same results. The drive works fine with other CD/DVD software such as Nero.
  2. The Retrospect version number you quote is correct, but I have a later driver update - 5.3.103 - that I have installed. Thanks.
  3. Thanks for the suggestions. Unfortunately, all have been tried. The Memorex site actually is really poor, and lists 3 "Firmware Updtaes" for the drive (rev 1,2, and3), and each one is completely different in format, execution, and type of application. None the less, I tried each and only one worked, updating the firmware from G1 to G2. The drive now appears to work even worse. I have no idea what the other two programs are supposed to do, but they say I do not have the drive they are looking for despite the fact that that the description says I do. Go figure. I will see if Memorex has more info. I have tried both the NT passthru as well as the alternative - none work. It took me a month to get my tape drive to work, but at least now it works reliably. This DVD support is broken and pitiful, particularly considering the price we pay for the software.
  4. Thanks for the info. I did have Nero installed, and removed it and the Intel Accelerator. No change. Does other DVD media, i.e. not -R media, work better? It seems amazing to me that the software has no trouble configuring the drive, which requires that it read and write to the media several times. Yet trying to do a backup yields a WRITE PROTECTED error. It took me nearly a month to get the tape drive to work with Retrospect. Seems this software is really lousy. If it was free, that would be one thing. But given how much I had to pay for it, one would expect it to work! Any other ideas?
  5. I am running Retro 6.5, which works fine with my tape drive. I am attempting to use the Memorex drive referenced above for a DVD backup. The drive configures fine, reads and writes a test disk, and pronounces the drive ready for use. But when I try to run a backup and insert a blank disk (same type as it used to configure drive), it claims that the disk is WRITE PROTECTED? DVDs can't be write protected as far as I know. I do not have any other DVD or CD software running that is grabbing control. Have tried NT passthrough as well as APSI. No luck. Anyone have a clue? Thanks.
  6. dschanin

    CD Recovery Disk

    Actually, this is a real bug with Retrospect - it will build as large a file as it feels like, despite the fact that it cannot fit on a CD. The solution, as noted in the link: http://forums.dantz.com/ubbthreads/showflat.php?Cat=&Board=professional&Number=35653&Forum=professional&Words=disaster%20recovery&Match=Entire%20Phrase&Searchpage=0&Limit=25&Old=allposts&Main=35272&Search=true#Post35653 is to set the pointer for system files during the DR file generation to the I386 folder on the Windows distribution CD. Then the file generated will fit. However, though others claim this works successfully, my attempts to far genrate a CD that does boot and start the loading process, but hangs when it loads the IDE drivers. I am still researching this.
  7. I have the same problem - did you ever find a solution? Thanks.
  8. I have the same problem w/6.5. I have a Samsung SM-332B, but when I right click on the unit under Storage Devices -> Environment, Configure CD is grayed out! Any idea why it will not let me configure the drive? Thanks.
  9. Jan - just discovered the solution to my problem noted previously, and it seems it may also apply to you. My device is an IDE tape drive, and hidden in the user's manual is a note about running ASPICK.EXE in the Dantz file to check the ASPI version. If the check comes back blank (as mine did), run the ASPIINST.EXE application and it installs SW that Dantz needs. Once I did this and re-booted, all now works fine. Give it a whirl. Good luck
  10. Unfortunately, I have exactly the same problem. I have a Travan Drive, which passes all Seagate tests, and lists in the Device Manager as Operational. As soon as I run 6.5, it changes to Disabled, and Dantz SW says the drive is not responding and empty. I close Dantz and it reverts to Operational. I see several other posts with this problem. This is quite serious to me - I spent several hundred dollars on HW and SW for backup which claims it is all compatible, and nothing works. Anyone have any idea what the heck is going on?
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