Windows protection error after installing zip drive
Posted on 1998-08-14
I recently installed a Iomega Zip Plus drive that's connected to the external lpt1 printer port. The software used was Iomega latest drivers. With the drive installed and going though a complete powerdown shutdown of the system, I find that at startup I get a windows protection error message which asks me to restart the computer. Once restarted, I have the option of booting into normal or safe mode. Selecting the normal mode option, the machine startup O.K. I have checked the BIOS and have the LPT1 port at EPP 1.7
The SCSI ID of the Zip drive is set at 5.
Inaddition, I have a HP Scanner with its own HP SCSI card. the scanner's ID is at 3. Both of these devices are terminated.
I have spent many hours with Iomega, trying to track down the Windows protection error that I receive after each cold startup. However, I have had no solution / answer from them.
I've gone so far that I even reformatted my hard disk and did a clean install of win98. After installing Win 98 and and the Zip drive software (no scanner yet), I received the same error message.
My machine has a ABIT AN6 motherboard, 64 meg of memory, melinium II PCI video card.
I have been dealing with this problem since the middle of June when WIN 98 just came out.
I've done searches on the net looking for an answer, however I had no luck in finding an answer.
Can someone please give me some possible solutions to this problem