It looks as if the system is not recognizing the DAT drive. Try opening Device Manager to see if the drive shows on the device list. Right-click My Computer, select Properties, select the Hardware tab and click Device Manager.
If the drive appears but has a big question mark or red X, it means you have a resource conflict. You could have set the wrong SCSI device setting. If the drive came from Dell as part of a package, that?s not very likely. Still, the terminator could have slipped off or the drive might be incorrectly configured for termination. Look in that direction as well.
If the drive looks okay in Device Manager, check the Removable Storage snap-in in the Computer Management console. (Start | Programs | Administrative Tools | Computer Management) Does the drive appear as one of the removable storage options? If not, then it is not supported by the Removable Storage Management bus driver. Call Dell and Microsoft and see if there?s a fix.
This was first published in February 2001