Thread: Tape Drive - Check Tape Is Loaded

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    Question Tape Drive - Check Tape Is Loaded

    Hi,

    I want to write a program to check if a tape is loaded in an Internal SCSI tape drive (HP) on a windows 2003 system.

    Is there a way I can communicate with the tape drive to check the status of the tape?

    Thanks

    Mike

    Using MS Visual Studio 6

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    As I understand that tape can support TAPEalert API. Cannot be sure, but you can search inet and your docs and check it...

    And then - you should look for the info about this API...
    I for example found this piece of code http://www.koders.com/c/fidBD621F815...DDBF77D8F.aspx

    Haven't read it thoughoutly, so cannot say how much it can be useful to you...
    All problems in computer science can be solved by another level of indirection,
    except for the problem of too many layers of indirection.
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