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Iomega zip drive problem

Zip drive is attached to IBM laptop (Thinkpad running XP pro) through the parallel port (printer port). The laptop will not recognize or read the zip drive.What am I doing wrong?

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I'm trying to re-install iomegaware zip 100 & it tells me it does not support windows 2000 so I need to update drivers. Can you please help me figure this out as I rely on my zip for backups. I have version 21.1.
thanks very much

Posted on Jan 15, 2008

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