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Re: 100mb zip disk not reading
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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Steve, The 1st thing is to install the correct driver for the 100 on the computer you are using. Is it a Mac or PC? What model of computer is it. I have been able to use the Zip100 disks with an older IIGS and some older Macs (Performa and Mac SE) with no problems. I have had no experience with the PCs. The disks formatted as FAT16 or FAT32 can be read by both Mac and PC. Those formatted for the PC can also be read by Macs if PC Exchange is installed. Mac disks cannot be read by a PC.
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IOMEGA make a USB ZIP drive that reads and writes 100 and 250 Mb disks. Don't know if this is available any more, you might be able to pick one up 2nd hand.
If you still have your old computer, try networking your old and new computer together so you can transfer data from the ZIP drive on your old computer to your new one.
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!
1. Insert a blank disk into the zip drive 2. Give this disk a password (it can be any password, as long as you remember it) 3. Using the Ioega toolset, set the zip drive's sleep time to a large value (such as 1 minute) 4. Wait a while until the drive "spins down". You will hear the drive stop spinning. 5. Take a pin or a straighten paper clip and stick it into a hole in the back of the Zip drive. This will manually eject the blank disk. 6. Insert the disk you want to access (the one you don't know the password to) 7. now use the IoMega toolset to remove the password. When prompted for the password use the password from step (2). This is just a word of warning in case you store any important information like I used to on zip disks. Perhaps move to a more secure medium.