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GetTapeStatus

The GetTapeStatus function indicates whether the tape device is ready to process tape commands.

VB4-32,5,6
Declare Function GetTapeStatus Lib "kernel32" Alias "GetTapeStatus" (ByVal hDevice As Long) As Long

Operating Systems Supported
Requires Windows NT 3.1 or later; Win9x/ME: Not supported

Library
Kernel32

Parameter Information
hDevice
Identifies the device for which to get the device status. This handle is created by using the CreateFile function.

Return Values
If the tape device is ready to accept appropriate tape-access commands without returning errors, the return value is NO_ERROR.

If the function fails, the return value is one of the following error codes:
ERROR_BEGINNING_OF_MEDIA
An attempt to access data before the beginning-of-medium marker failed.

ERROR_BUS_RESET
A reset condition was detected on the bus.

ERROR_END_OF_MEDIA
The end-of-tape marker was reached during an operation.

ERROR_FILEMARK_DETECTED
A filemark was reached during an operation.

ERROR_SETMARK_DETECTED
A setmark was reached during an operation.

ERROR_NO_DATA_DETECTED
The end-of-data marker was reached during an operation.

ERROR_PARTITION_FAILURE
The tape could not be partitioned.

ERROR_INVALID_BLOCK_LENGTH
The block size is incorrect on a new tape in a multivolume partition.

ERROR_DEVICE_NOT_PARTITIONED
The partition information could not be found when a tape was being loaded.

ERROR_MEDIA_CHANGED
The tape that was in the drive has been replaced or removed.

ERROR_NO_MEDIA_IN_DRIVE
There is no media in the drive.

ERROR_NOT_SUPPORTED
The tape driver does not support a requested function.

ERROR_UNABLE_TO_LOCK_MEDIA
An attempt to lock the ejection mechanism failed.

ERROR_UNABLE_TO_UNLOAD_MEDIA
An attempt to unload the tape failed.

ERROR_WRITE_PROTECT
The media is write protected.

Examples

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