SetTapeParameters function

The SetTapeParameters function either specifies the block size of a tape or configures the tape device.

Syntax

DWORD SetTapeParameters(
  HANDLE hDevice,
  DWORD  dwOperation,
  LPVOID lpTapeInformation
);

Parameters

hDevice

Handle to the device for which to set configuration information. This handle is created by using the CreateFile function.

dwOperation

Type of information to set. This parameter must be one of the following values.

Value Meaning
SET_TAPE_DRIVE_INFORMATION
1L
Sets the device-specific information specified by lpTapeInformation.
SET_TAPE_MEDIA_INFORMATION
0L
Sets the tape-specific information specified by the lpTapeInformation parameter.

lpTapeInformation

Pointer to a structure that contains the information to set. If the dwOperation parameter is SET_TAPE_MEDIA_INFORMATION, lpTapeInformation points to a TAPE_SET_MEDIA_PARAMETERS structure.

If dwOperation is SET_TAPE_DRIVE_INFORMATION, lpTapeInformation points to a TAPE_SET_DRIVE_PARAMETERS structure.

Return Value

If the function succeeds, the return value is NO_ERROR.

If the function fails, it can return one of the following error codes.

Error Description
ERROR_BEGINNING_OF_MEDIA
1102L
An attempt to access data before the beginning-of-medium marker failed.
ERROR_BUS_RESET
1111L
A reset condition was detected on the bus.
ERROR_DEVICE_NOT_PARTITIONED
1107L
The partition information could not be found when a tape was being loaded.
ERROR_END_OF_MEDIA
1100L
The end-of-tape marker was reached during an operation.
ERROR_FILEMARK_DETECTED
1101L
A filemark was reached during an operation.
ERROR_INVALID_BLOCK_LENGTH
1106L
The block size is incorrect on a new tape in a multivolume partition.
ERROR_MEDIA_CHANGED
1110L
The tape that was in the drive has been replaced or removed.
ERROR_NO_DATA_DETECTED
1104L
The end-of-data marker was reached during an operation.
ERROR_NO_MEDIA_IN_DRIVE
1112L
There is no media in the drive.
ERROR_NOT_SUPPORTED
50L
The tape driver does not support a requested function.
ERROR_PARTITION_FAILURE
1105L
The tape could not be partitioned.
ERROR_SETMARK_DETECTED
1103L
A setmark was reached during an operation.
ERROR_UNABLE_TO_LOCK_MEDIA
1108L
An attempt to lock the ejection mechanism failed.
ERROR_UNABLE_TO_UNLOAD_MEDIA
1109L
An attempt to unload the tape failed.
ERROR_WRITE_PROTECT
19L
The media is write protected.

Requirements

   
Minimum supported client Windows XP [desktop apps only]
Minimum supported server Windows Server 2003 [desktop apps only]
Target Platform Windows
Header winbase.h (include Windows.h)
Library Kernel32.lib
DLL Kernel32.dll

See Also

GetTapeParameters

TAPE_SET_DRIVE_PARAMETERS

TAPE_SET_MEDIA_PARAMETERS