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Tape drive appears offline. Windows Device Manager shows this message in device properties: Windows

Tape drive appears offline. Windows Device Manager shows this message in device properties: Windows cannot initialize the device driver for this hardware. (Code 37).

 

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Re: Tape drive appears offline. Windows Device Manager shows this message in device properties: Wind

I would start by disabling any driver being used by that tape drive.  If it is a vendor driver like HPE or IBM, then DELETE the driver as you disable it (otherwise the driver will re-bind after you reboot).  Reboot the server.  BE generally works best without any IBM or HPE tape drivers involved.