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    Iomega blues

    [img]/w3timages/icons/crazy.gif[/img]I have a USB Zip 250MB from Iomega and I am running WinME. The software from Iomega downloaded properly and it initially start to work when I use it, but I always get a total system lockup everytime. I have tried uninstalling/reinstalling: used the ME drivers from Iomega: latest USB drivers from VIA, plus a whole lot of tweaking and testing to no avail.
    I have an older system:233MHz with 256MB RAM. I am pretty good troubleshooting things, but this one is frustrating. Any thoughts would be appreciated so I could start using this $160 Zip paperweight again!!

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    Re: Iomega blues

    Hi,
    A couple of quick questions:
    1. Do all devices appear to be working correctly in Device Manager (USB controller and ZIP drive)?
    2. I think there was a problem with ME and USB Zip 100 drives if GoBack was installed and disabled - don't know if this applies to you or to Zip250 drives.
    Hope that helps.
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    Re: Iomega blues

    Thanks for a quick Reply. The Zip Drive shows up properly in Device Manager (no exclamation, no question marks) with no conflicts. I do not have GoBack installed so that eliminates that situation. Like I said it starts, all works well then total system lockup with Blue Screen indicating that it cannot write to drive F (which if the proper letter for the Zip on my machine.) Anyways- I will not give up!!
    Thanks again.

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    Re: Iomega blues

    Is your ZipDisk readable on another Zip250 drive?

    Just another thought... the "Click of Death" doesn't affect the 250's aswell does it?
    Christopher Baldrey

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    Re: Iomega blues

    I had the same problem in NT once, now ME and NT are two totally seperate worlds, but for what it's worth, I had to use a DOS driver to set, in your case, the F: drive at bootup. For some reason it choked while doing it on the Windows end.

    Hope that helps!

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