Tape Backup


John Day

New Member
I have an older Hewlett-Packard "Colorado 250MB" internal tape backup drive that I would like to install in my new computer.

The problem is, I have no installation manuals to follow.

I physically installed the tape backup unit into my computer.

I purchased a "ribbon" cable that could connect to both my 3-1/2" disk drive and my tape backup unit.

When I connected everything up, my 3-1/2" disk drive no longer worked and the tape backup unit failed to work too.

Am I doing something wrong here??

Are the 3-1/2" drive and tape backup unit completely different pieces of hardware??

I'm running Windows 98.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

J. Day


New Member
Make sure the "ribbon" cable is connected to the floppy correctly. The part of the ribbon cable that has the twisted wires just before the connector must be plugged into the floppy. Try this and see if it helps.