A. When NT Backup starts and you insert a tape, NT Backup scans the device. If the program finds an error, you’ll see one of the following messages.
- Tape Drive Error Detected.
- Tape Drive Not Responding.
- Bad Tape.
You won’t be able to perform any actions on the tape, including erasing it. You can use the /nopoll parameter to force NT Backup to not check a tape when you insert it. Enter
You can then use NT Backup to erase a tape.
If you have multiple tape drives, you might want to use the /tape:n parameter to instruct NT Backup to ignore a tape drive.
After you erase the tape, you need to exit NT Backup. Then, restart NT Backup, without using the /nopoll parameter, to use the tape.