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Iomega zip drive Z100ATAPI returns error message: "Insert Disk into drive H:" even though there is a disk in it. It is recognized by the system and Device Manager in Windwos XP says the drive is working fine.

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  • dadandy Nov 07, 2008

    I have since discovered that this particular drive is subject to what has been called the "click of death" syndrome. I decided to try a new drive. Found an inexpensive replacement drive on eBay.

  • Anonymous Nov 28, 2008

    BIOS/DM won't even find this critter on a Dell XPS R400 (current on BIOS -- I know, a bit old on machine -- it's a clunker I play with).

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Just because the device manager says the drive is working fine doesn't mean it is. If it won't recognize the ZIP disk, either the disk itself is bad or the zip drive is bad. I would try another zip disk and see if it will read a known good zip disk.

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I am trying to connect a Iomega Z100ATAPI Zip drive to my Windows 7 laptop.


click start right click on computer select properties device manager scroll down universal serial bus controllers you could see a yellow question / exclamation mark? ! or a red X

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if you can see your usb drive but its not working

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check the USB leads that attach to the motherboard usually red white green black make sure they are securely seated and have no dust build up on them dust will cause static and a lot of unforeseen problems to a computer and its parts

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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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It seems your pen drive is not formatted or corrupted. Take it to some other pc go to run and type cmd check what is the drive letter that pc has given to it and type format H: or whatever it is your pen drive may recover. Else you have to get a new one.

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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"
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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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right click my computer.
click manage
selest disk management
right click to drive-H
select change path 7 name of drive
change it to any letter except lettur used for your other drives
thats it it is done.

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