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    Parallel Zip 100 & WinXP

    I know I have read posts on this before but could not find them in a search.
    I have a Dell Optiplex with Win XP Pro. I need to keep some documents on a Zip disk. Don't as and I wont tell.
    I connected a working parallel Zip 100 drive and nothing. Even the add new hardware feature does not have Iomega listed.
    On my XP Pro system that was installed fresh with the other parallel Zip attached saw it without problem.
    I tried with and without the printer connected. When the printer is connected it does print. Yes, I did shut down the system each time before and after installing uninstalling cables. I also went out to Iomega and downloaded the latest drivers.

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    Re: Parallel Zip 100 & WinXP

    You've probably already checked this, but did you close any running applications such as anti-virus software? I recently had 2 days of problems when trying to install a CD-RW. The anti-virus software wouldn't allow a clean installation (or removal), and forced a complete rebuild on the PC (lost all CD-ROMs, never to be found again!).
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    Re: Parallel Zip 100 & WinXP

    Kent, This is just a reach, since I don't use either serial or parallel ports anymore, but are you using a newer parallel port cable that supports ECC & ECP?
    Some of the older cables did not.
    Also, when chaining Parallel type devices, it made a difference as to the sequence of "chaining", that is: output to the first device, then chained to the second device, etc.?
    As I said, these might be a reach of sorts, but they were considerations at one time with parallel ports.
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    Re: Parallel Zip 100 & WinXP

    Well isn't this fun. I tried it on another computer, nothing. I took it back home and swapped it with another ZIP and it did not work. Apparently I killed it from when I disconnected it at home and got to work. I tried cables and power supplies. Oh well.

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