Hello, I am having issues with a parrallel port iomega 100 exturnal zip drive.
It is used for backing up important business files on a dinosaur computer, circa 1996 i think, It worked fine running on win95, however the owner wanted to have broadband on the computer so upgraded to a faster win98se machine.
I have folled the installation instructions, and innitially i had the extra iomega drive in my computer, and was able to tranfer data from the old pc to the newer one.
I then went to install the printer (running through the zip drive) and added the computer to the home wired network.
The iomega drive dissapeared and refused to open any zip disks.
I tried reinstalling it, but it cannot read the tools disk from the iomega drive.
I am thinking the printer installation may have altered the parralell port in some way.
I have downloaded the latest drivers as well, but nothing seems to work.
I any one knows of any way to get this drive to work, you would be a great help!
If it were my computer i would personlly bin it and replace it with a usb flash drive, which has more capasity and is faster. However it is for my Girlfriends dad, who is a bit reluctant to learn something new. So ideally i would like to get the iomega zip drive working, and i know it does work!
Ive now put the printer to a usb cable, so it is not connected through the zip drive, though it still refuses to be reconised as a drive.....
The Iomega driver software is constantly being updated. If you've used the software that comes with the kit, you will almost certtainly find problems. I suggest you uninstall it and download the most up-to-date version from Iomega. One of the problems you will find is that this will not enable you to read existing backups created by older versions of the software.
A better alternative, which may solve all your problems, would be to move to a USB or internal version of the hardware. There's loads on Ebay and you could pay as little as £5 + P&P - certainly works faster than the old parallel port version.