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StanC

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Hi Guys
Trying to copy files to a Zip 100 drive. Used to work OK - but now I get a message "insert disk into drive D". But I already have a disk in drive D.
I have taken the Zip disk out and returned it to the drive several times with the same result..?? Any ideas?
StanC
 

JohnWill

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Zip drives are pretty fragile, that's why I've retired them from my systems and went to CD-RW for data portability. If you try another disk and get the same response, it's likely the Zip drive is not working properly.
 
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Zip drives often emit an audible click when they fail. If you are getting the Iomega “click of death” it is certainly shot. If it isn’t making any noise take a look in device manager in safe mode. You could have multiple drives listed. Remove them all in device manager in safe mode and uninstall the software. Then reboot and try a fresh install.

It sucks to have to buy an obsolete piece of equipment to retrieve your data. If you know someone with a Zip drive and a CD writer see if you can transfer your data to CD. Probably Staples or Kinkos could do it for you. Then look in tomorrow’s paper for a good rebate deal on a CD burner.
 

StanC

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Thanks Johnwill & Slipe
I think I'll dump the Zip and get a CD WR
StanC
 
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