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IMATION stopped making the "LS-120" (Laser Servo) drive many years ago, when USB-interface memory-sticks became cheaper & faster. Imation did have parallel-port device-driver software for Windows 95/98/ME, but never updated them for Windows NT/2000/XP.
Instead, disassemble the case, and you will find an IDE-interface Imation LS-120 drive inside. Connect the same "smaller" 4-pin power-connector that used to connect to a 1.44 Mbyte 3.5-inch diskette, set the "master/slave" jumper, and connect an 80-pin IDE ribbon-cable, and connect the other end of the ribbon-cable to an IDE socket on the motherboard.
If it is the "internal" Imation SuperDisk drive, then set the drive's "master/slave" jumper (just like you would set the jumper on a disk-drive or CD/DVD drive), and connect it to one of the IDE ribbon-cable connectors (which usually connect disk/CD/DVD drives to the motherboard).
No additional drivers are required, in the above configuration.
If functioning correctly, the hardware of the Imation LS-120 devices can read/write 1.44MB diskettes, using "magnetic" hardware, and can use the built-in laser to read/write the proprietary 120MB "SuperDisk" diskettes.
What problem do you have?
How about taking the diskettes to a friend's computer, along with a USB memory-stick, and copying files from the diskettes to the memory-stick?
First thing is you can try to detect your pen drives with Linux.
(DSL Linux is just about 50 MB download. You'll need to burn it on to a CD as an IMAGE and not copy on the CD directly, then boot with the CD.It will automatically mount your USB drive and you can cpy the data to your hard disk and later format the USB drive.)
Get it from here: http://damnsmalllinux.org/download.html
If that too fails, then you can try recovering using a data recovery software. Or contact me and I can personally help but a live chat session would be better since posting here will take and waste time. You could contact me on
and then we can proceed to chat and solve this issue. I won't take any charge. I'll be happy helping getting the data since I know how it feels to lose precious data.
It seems that it's about to "die".
So, my recommendation is that you buy another flash-drive,
and copy all the files from "old" to "new",
and then take a hammer to destroy the old drive (and the data on it).
Can you read any existing LS-120 diskettes?
If not, then your device is malfunctioning.
Take a look at the "back" of your SuperDisk diskette.
Look at "bottom-left" for a "slider" tab inside a rectangular hole.
Move the slider _away_ from the bottom-left corner, towards the "top" of the diskette, to disable the "write-protect" hardware feature.