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Iomega 100MB zip drive

A simple problem: My 100MB zip drive has quit working. Though eight or nine years old, until recently it did fine. Now it accepts and ejects a zip disk, and the light stays on, but my computer won't recognize its existence. Does anybody suppose it can be fixed?

Failing a repair, can anybody tell me how to salvage the data off the zip disks I have? I'd love to be able to move it to, say, flash drives.

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I think it is damaged. because of the bad sectors . try to use third party recovery app

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No just connect to your usb and windows should automatically install drivers after recognising the hardware.

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my pendrive size is 1 gb & i am using only 500mb please solve this problem

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SOURCE: Can't read specific Zip 100MB Diskette

Its probably a bad disk. The only way I have been able to fix these is to First launch disk utility THEN put the disk in. THEN run the utility. You have to do it in this order. The key thing here is utility has to be running first and then insert the disk "HOT"
Hope this helps!

Posted on Feb 25, 2009

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My Z100atapi Zip drive is recognized by Windows 7, but the old disks are not in a recognized file format. I need to get the old data ..


Greetings - According to Iomega your 100 MB ZIP drive media should be fine at being at least readable (the Iomega software does not work with Win 7) natively by Win 7 and Vista. Since the drive is recognized I suspect the problem is actually the discs themselves.

It turns out that the discs were not very good at long term storage and are notorious enough to have a term referring to the problem as the "Zip Burp" where:

  • A) All files on the disk disappear
  • B) Just Compressed Formats such as JPG, ZIP, CAB, ECT Disapear
  • C) "The Disk Needs To Be Reformatted" message is displayed or
  • D) files disappear as you click them


The only way that I know to find out for sure if your discs are good is if you can find someone with an XP machine that will let you temporarily install your Zip drive (including the latest drivers) and see what happens.

Good Luck,

Mikeywaf







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If its a really old zip drive then its SCSI and not usb. It may even be parallel for a pc. To avoid having to deal with drivers or anything like that. You could probably find a cheap external USB zip drive. You dont need drivers for this, only for the older ones.
Also, you might go to an apple store and get some kid to burn a cd from it, if its just a one time thing.
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These are pre-formatted and servoed at the factory.
Awhile back I was researching the 'Click of death" fault and found a guy in Belgium or Germany that coded a repair program for bad disks. Googlee for it

sometimes when it formats, it hoses the servo information (which the drive uses to keep track of things) and the disk becomes useless. This is why I stopped using ZIP disks and won't even buy a drive when I see them for 9.99 ;-)

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Check out this site: http://www.iomega.com/europe/support/english/documents/11382e.html The pictures that have red arrows show where the cable that should connect to your coputer should go. Yours might be this one: http://www.iomega.com/support/images/iom_sup_zip_100_usb_new_rear.gif

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