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Tony M Hi a G3 mac running 10.3.9 will apparently not see an Iomega external USB drive (160Gb) What can I do???

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Re: Tony M

Get windows. If it doesnt recognise a device, it will go online and get what it needs for that device. As for macs however, your screwed.

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Hi jtenu2,

The reason why you're getting the error message "product does not work with this operating system", is because the software is not compatible with your operating system. The easiest way to solve this error is to check if you're running a 32 or 64 bit operating system. Just right click on my computer then select properties and it will show you the details of your system. If you're using a 64 bit operating system you also need to install a 64 bit software on it.

Hope it helps.

Thank you for using FixYa.

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Hi and welcome to FixYa,

May I offer a couple of general ideas you may want to explore:
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  • try a different cable;
  • try a different suitable port;
  • try one at a time;
  • interchange port connection (if possible);
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Try doing flea power & the power cycle.

1. Disconnect all the peripherals like keyboard,mouse,printer, scanner & monitor and power supply from the CPU.

And press & hold the power button for 2 min, it will release the flea power from the mother board.

Restart the system & check.

2. Disconnect everything.wait for 5-10 minutes and then connect every thing.

Restart the system.

If it does not resolve the issue then you can try this :

Check this before you try to edit the registry values.

Just remove the registry key it happen when this key is corrupted.


And delete all references to the external hard drive.

And also HLKM\System\CurrentControlSet\Enum\USB

and found the keys associated with the USB to IDE value.

After restarting the system, the drive shold be detected & configured automatically by the computer.

Disclaimer : I will not be held responsible for anything that happens to your computer as a result of following my guide. Use this guide at your own discretion and risk.

You can use the Disk utility in MAC to run the diags on your drive.

Good Luck.

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