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Use of zip drive

I have a clone pc that is unable to write to my d: drive (cd). If I purchase a zip drive should I be able to copy the files I need to that so I can use the information on another pc? (Is this the same as an external hard drive?0

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Yes u can

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Where can I get appropriate USB cable, i.e, parallel to USB not the original parallel to parallel?


So you have an old Zip drive with a parallel port? You can't connect that using USB. Nor can you connect that to a computer running any version of Windows newer than XP.

Two options:
1) Buy a USB version of the Zip drive and use it to read your disks. Used, USB Zip drives seem to run around $35 or so.
2) Get a computer using an old version of Windows. If it doesn't have a parallel port, you should be able to buy a PCI card with a parallel port on it.

Once you're able to access the files, copy them onto a USB thumb drive. For $10, you can get a 32 GB USB drive, which should hold everything from at least 320 Zip disks.

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Bootable USB


rreadow To Boot From A USB Flash For starters this is still a new science and many people have had good luck with at least one of these methods and others have not. Note that flash drives are often also called thumb drives, keychain drives, pendrives, etc. A FEW THINGS YOU NEED TO CONSIDER IN ADVANCE. 1. The PC has to support booting from a USB flash drive. There may be anywhere from 1-3 items to change in the BIOS to make this possible assuming your BIOS supports it. Some bios's may refer to your flash drive as a USB floppy or USB zip.
2. The USB flash drive must support booting from it in general.
3. The flash drive must contain the boot/system files.
4. The flash drive must have bootsector area. This is done with special utilities.
5. References to "A:" drive lines in the autoexec.bat and/or config.sys files you copy to the drive after you make it bootable may result in errors.
6. You "may" have to format your floppy disk first in WinXP before you create a bootdisk as XP may "not" like working later on with a disk formatted otherwise.
7. Included below is a bootable ISO of DOS 7.1 which may be used with some of these methods if you do not have a 1.44 drive.
zivider.gifzivider.gifzivider.gif METHODS Method 1 - Make your flash drive bootable using Bart's mkbt util:
http://www.nu2.nu/mkbt/ | Alt: mkbt20.zip Put a bootable floppy disk in your A: drive or create one using Windows.
Download mkbt20.zip and unpack to to new temp folder you create.
Go to the temp folder.
Extract the bootsector from the bootable floppy disk. eg Open a DOS Window and go to the directory where you extracted MKBT. Type: mkbt -c a: bootsect.bin The boot sectors from the bootable floppy disk have just been saved to a file in the temp folder you created. Format the flash drive in FAT or FAT16. Copy the bootsector to the flash drive. Open a DOS Window and go to the folder where you extracted MKBT. Type: mkbt -x bootsect.bin Z: "Z" represents the flash drive drive Letter. So if your flash drive has another drive letter, then change the "Z" accordingly. Now you can [grin] "should" be able to copy the utils you need to the pen drive.
zivider.gifzivider.gifzivider.gif Method 2 - Try these 2 HP/Compaq USB Flash Drive Utilities. They work with many other brands of flash drives as well. HP USB Disk Storage Format Tool Version 2.0.6
HP Drive Key Boot Utility Version 7.41
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zivider.gifzivider.gifzivider.gif Method 3 - Third Party Links http://ucsu.colorado.edu/~shaher/Bootable_USB.html Recall I did say it's a new science.
http://www.microsoft.com/whdc/device/storage/usb-boot.mspx
zivider.gifzivider.gifzivider.gif Method 4 - A Bootdisk.Com Visitor Suggested Here is my another method for creating dos bootable USB sticks using windows format. 1. From Win98 DOS-Prompt type "SYS {USBDriveLetter}:" or "FORMAT {USBDriveLetter} /U /S". If from WinXp then from start->run command.com execute format.exe copied from win95 or win98. OR 2. Simply by enabling copy system files in windows explorer format window. By default it is disabled for non-floppy drives. To enable it use windows enabler program from http://www.angelfire.com/falcon/speedload/Enabler.htm an whoila it works.
zivider.gifzivider.gifzivider.gif Method 5 - Another Bootdisk.Com Fan Suggested - Thanks Keith First if you don't have a physical floppy drive (and don't want one) you can use the [free] "virtual floppy driver" from here: http://chitchat.at.infoseek.co.jp/vmware/vfd.html With that you get an A: drive and can manipulate a floppy image as if you were using real floppy. You can then use that image to make a bootable CD. It's not that user friendly but once you get how it works it does work perfectly. Even cooler you can use a "raw write" utility like dd for windows to write the floppy image directly to your USB thumb drive. Even without that famous HP utility to do the magic this will make your USB thumb drive bootable. The 'dd' ported to Windows is located here: http://www.chrysocome.net/dd Another trick you can use with that dd utility involves MS VritualPC (which is free). You can create a virtual machine/virtual hard drive, set it up the way you want then use dd to "raw write" the virtual hard drive image to the thumb drive; this will make the thumb drive identical to the image, including bootable (again, no HP utilities required). Of course, your thumb drive will effectively have the capacity the size if the image in question (your 1GB flash drive will effectively be 1.44 Megs).

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I just a quired zip drive and I've having a problem? when I hook it up to my Roland digital recorder I am unable to turn my recorder on


Issue with your pin connection...ckeck at the back of your zip Driver look for litle black or blue pin change it for slave position. Because if you your a DVD-Rom with anoter Cd-drive or another hard drive ...sometime you have to re-position the pin M-for master S-for slave good luck

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HOW TO FORMAT A ZIP DRIVE FOR MACINTOSH SYSTEM 7.6.1. I need to copy data from my old mac's hard drive in order to copy it to a new machine.


Format on your old Macintosh using standard Mac HFS, then your new Mac will read the files without problems. Reformat the discs if they came pre-formatted for DOS as the filenames won't copy properly and will be very slow to read/write If your new Mac is FireWire/USB only, then you'll need to track down a USB Zip drive (the 100Mg or 250meg versions will read your discs ok.)

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Unable to see data on Zip Disks


You are saying that you used zip drive in 1998. i want to tell you that in 1998 the processors were of old versions.therefore,you need to install windows 95,only then you will be able to retrieve your data.
As the only reason to be found is that you used win 95 in 1998,now you are using win xp,the files you stored on your drive were only supported by win 95,hence you need to install win 95.
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Won't read disk, even though been using successfully for some time.


If you refer to a single disk then it may well have been corrupted or damaged. If it now does not read any disk, it is likely that the read head is dirty from dust or materials off the disks that have adhered to it. There are cleaning disks for the Zip drive. Check out your zip disk supplier for one of these if it is a generalised problem.

There is also a utility to recover files from the zip disk
FloppyZip Disk Rescue is an easy-to-use tool to rescue corrupt file fromFloppy disk and ZIP disk or other peripheral devices. It fast scansdisk sectors, rescues the damaged files and copies the correct data tohard disk as possible as it can. The program is especially effectivefor corrupted digital multimedia files, audio, video, image files,MPEG, AVI, RM, MP3, JPEG etc, and for damaged document and text files..

http://www.sharewareconnection.com/software.php?list=Fixer+Zip+Disk

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Need a driver for macintosh


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.
Hope this helps!

Jan 18, 2009 | Iomega Zip 100MB (31714) External ZIP...

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Moving files


control+A to highlight all the files you want to move then control+X to cut or control+C to copy then go to the destination drive to which you want to paste the files.

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Zip drive 100, USB won't read my files anymore


I had the same problem when using OS10. Zips only open on my Mac G4 which also has the Classic 9 operating system and zip files open on my older computer with operating systems.

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