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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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