With older tapes, there can be mechanical problems, from the magnetic coating deteriorating, or falling off, to "hub-bump," where indentations can form in the tape, from being stored partially rewound.
When working with older tapes, I Play them through completely once, and then Play them in reverse, rather than use the faster Rewind. This does contribute to a tiny bit of head wear, as the head is in contact with the tape, but the slower reverse speed does not stress the tape's backing, as much as Rewind, or FFW can. If there is still a problem with the tape, you might leave it in that reverse Play (now completely rewound) state for a few days, before you go to Capture.
If the problem still exists, then I would jog the tape a bit in the deck, to get past that, and start Capture from beyond that point.
Just want to make sure you're capturing to a drive formatted as NTFS here, and not FAT32.
John, I am using a ADVC110 for transfer.
Bill, I will try your method
Jim, NTFS all the way.
PPro is rather "sensitive" when it comes to capturing, as Hunt said
Due to that, many people use one of the programs below, for SD or HDV, instead of PPro
I have NOT used it, but many say to try this for HDV capture http://strony.aster.pl/paviko/hdvsplit.htm
-Regular interrupt due to card http://forums.adobe.com/thread/978014
Bill Hunt, Playing and reversing did the trick. Thank you.
You are most welcome, and glad that it worked for you too.
As older tapes are often rather fragile, I hesitate to do any FFW/REW on them, as they can be damaged. I do end up with the play heads in contact with the tape, but have not (yet) damaged one of those old tapes.
If that worked, you might want to look over this article: http://forums.adobe.com/thread/1058744?tstart=0
Good luck, and happy Capturing,