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Drivers not found for Iomega Zip drive in Win98

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I have an external zip drive that doesn't seem to be compatible with Windows 98. When I first intalled the driver software a year ago, I could never start the computer with the drive plugged in (its USB) or windows would lock up. So, I would just wait til Windows started, then plug in and I could see the drive.

I recently had to reformat and reinstall all system software. Now, I can't get the computer to recognize the driver after I install the software "No drivers found" pops up after I install. It's funny, because "My Computer" will show the drive and will actually read the ZIP disk, but the computer eventually locks up.

Anybody have a similar problem? Is there a work around?
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Download latest drivers here :

http://www.iomega.com/software/index.html
http://www.iomega.com/datahandler/servlet/dataprocess/driverlist?database=steerdown

there is an additionnal software :
Description: Provides Iomega drive detection in Windows 98.
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You can also look for new USB driver for your motherboard ...
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by:Kyle Schroeder
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frache is right, you need to download the latest IomegaWare with the drive disconnected, then restart and connect the drive.  At this point it should be fine, if not then you have a USB problem (possibly BIOS option to "Assign IRQ to USB").  The direct link to the file is:
ftp://download.iomega.com/english/ioware-w32-x86-311.exe

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by:shultz6
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I can't imagine why anyone would bother with an external zip drive for a desktop.  Just buy an internal IDE model for $50, say goodbye to errors, and watch the thing run 20 times faster.
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by:Kyle Schroeder
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Or better yet don't buy a Zip at all, just get a CD-RW drive and have nearly universal compatability, media that costs 1/100 the price, holds 2.5-6.5 times more data (Zip 250 vs Zip 100), and faster file storage.  Also, Zip's don't have that great of a track record for "long life".  I know mine died after about a year and a half, conveniently after the warranty date.  It also managed to destroy about 5 of my disks as it had the "Click of Death" before I found out about it.  Educate yourself here before you shell out another $40 for 3 Zip disks:
http://grc.com/tip/codfaq1.htm

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by:Kyle Schroeder
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Sounds good to me...the questioner probably just needs an updated driver (gotta love those horrible Iomega drivers!)

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