CMS Tape Software 2.46 Needed with MS-DOS 5.0 or Later (75362)

The information in this article applies to:
    Microsoft MS-DOS operating system 5.0
    Microsoft MS-DOS operating system 5.0a
    Microsoft MS-DOS operating system 6.0
    Microsoft MS-DOS operating system 6.2
    Microsoft MS-DOS operating system 6.21
    Microsoft MS-DOS operating system 6.22

This article was previously published under Q75362


The Colorado Memory Systems (CMS) tape software must be version 2.46 (or later) to be compatible with MS-DOS version 5.0 or later. While earlier versions may appear to work, they may err intermittently and compromise data integrity.


CMS produces tape drive subsystems that either use an adapter card or the floppy controller to control the tape drive (neither of which are seen as logical devices by DOS). The tape software (TAPE.EXE) versions prior to 2.46 are not compatible with MS-DOS 5.0 or later. While earlier versions may appear to run correctly, intermittent errors and/or data corruptions will occur.

Owners of CMS drives should contact CMS to get the new version (2.46) of the tape software. As of 8/14/91, CMS is shipping the new version at no charge to owners of CMS tape drives. Owners of the CMS tape drives must provide the serial number of the tape drive to receive the new software.

The products included here are manufactured CMS, a vendor independent of Microsoft; we make no warranty, implied or otherwise, regarding these products' performance or reliability.

Modification Type: Major Last Reviewed: 5/12/2003
Keywords: KB75362