Unrecognizable Zip Disk!

To the point...I have been using a particular zip disk regularly on two Macs.  One dayk, suddenly, the disk can no longer be read.  Must be the disk.  Is it possible to rescue info or should I just trash it?
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mikecrCommented:
This was a common problem that would happen if you wrote more than 4 times to the boot sector of the disk, the disk would crash. There is a program called Lost and Found that may be able to recover your data from the disk. I would reccommend  that if you need the information, get the software. If it's something you can get by without then throw the disk away.

Iomega knew about this problem and it is supposedly fixed in the newest drives.

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wec012299Author Commented:
One computer I was using this disk with is a G4.  If the problem was solved, it should have been accomplished with this drive.  However, I have also used the disk, swapping and backing up files, with an older Mac and an older Zip drive.  Could this mixture of drives have contributed to the problem you describe?
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mikecrCommented:
Correct, the problem was with the older Iomega 100mb drives which was supposedly fixed with the newer drives. I should have asked, is this one of the 100mb disks your using?

Mike
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wec012299Author Commented:
So what you're saying is that I should not have gone between the two drives?  I never had that problem with the old drive in two years.  Does it happen when the disk is too full and the drive then writes to the boot sector?

Thanks for your help.
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mikecrCommented:
It is actually a hardware problem that was intermittent with the drive itself that would cause the problem. This was fixed with the newer drives. It was a special set of circumstances that would cause this to happen and when they were set off in the right order it would cause the disk to crash and become unreadable. It may happen 1 out of every 20 disks for some people and others would never see the problem. Like I said before, in the new drives this problem is supposedly fixed.

Good luck to you and have a Happy New Year!
Mike
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