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Can't read specific Zip 100MB Diskette

I have the Iomega 100. I can read all but one of my Diskettes. When I try to open my problem Diskette I get something like "please insert Disk". But the Diskette is already in the Drive? Any ideas?

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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"
Hope this helps!

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