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Windows 7: HP Colorado 20GB need drivers for Windows 7

10 Dec 2012   #1
izabeL

Win 7 pro 64bit
 
 
HP Colorado 20GB need drivers for Windows 7

So im in class right now and I need to install a HP Colorado 20GB external tape drive on Win7.. i've been looking for HOURS and can't find drivers that seems to work...


HELP


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10 Dec 2012   #2
bassfisher6522

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

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10 Dec 2012   #3
izabeL

Win 7 pro 64bit
 
 

... of course I did. As you can see there is nothing after windows NT..

not even XP drivers..

Which is why i posted here? I've been looking for 2hours +
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10 Dec 2012   #4
bassfisher6522

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

After checking HP's link I provided it seems that there are no windows 7 drivers. You could try using one of the other drivers and install using compatibility mode.
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10 Dec 2012   #5
izabeL

Win 7 pro 64bit
 
 

Doesnt work. Already tried.
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10 Dec 2012   #6
bassfisher6522

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

When installing the device does windows 7 see the device at all. It may use some generic driver to allow you to use the device.
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10 Dec 2012   #7
bassfisher6522

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Other than that, you would need to contact HP directly and see what they say.
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10 Dec 2012   #8
izabeL

Win 7 pro 64bit
 
 

It doenst detect the device at all, but it is possible as other students succeded in the past.
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10 Dec 2012   #9
richnrockville

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1
 
 

Izabel, welcome to the windows 7 forum.

Something tells me that your 20Gig tape drive is an ancient tape drive and won't have any drivers available for xp or greater. I don't believe they even make hard disks of 20gigs and lower thesedays. Is there some special reason that you want to hook up a 20gig tape drive? I am guessing that you have some old data or programs on tapes that you need to get to.????
You might want to install a copy of windows NT on an old machine and then the drivers will work and you can retrieve your data/programs.
Other than that, it is probably time for an appropriate funeral

Rich
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10 Dec 2012   #10
izabeL

Win 7 pro 64bit
 
 

Im at school right now and they asked us to do this as homework. Other students have installed it on XP Vista and 7 in the past. I just cant seem to figure out how :/
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