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Iomega software work with Mini USB Drive?

Q: Iomega software work with Mini USB Drive?

Looking to replace my old Iomega Zip Drive with a much smaller and quieter, and larger storage capacity Iomega Mini USB Drive. Currently, have Iomega Sync automatic backup software which came with the Zip Drive. Iomega pre-sales support who I contacted says their Iomega Sync software should work with their Mini USB Drive, but they have not tested it. From experience, does anyone really know if this will work?

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I'm novice

I've Iomega hd with Norton Ghost software. I was creating the backup from the Ghost when I saw the error about the either onboard or PCI port card. I have the hub on my computer. Can anybody help me?
Thanks, Bob

A:Iomega hd with Norton Ghost software problem

They seem to be saying that you have the drive connected to a USB hub, rather than directly to the USB port on the computer. If you have it connected directly to the computer's USB port, we'll probably need more information about the computer and the USB port.

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Does anyone know where I can get this utility, it use to come with the stuff that came with a Zip-100 drive.

A:Iomega tools software called App Mover

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I have just fitted a new "C" drive and loaded Win XP (used to use Win 98). Now when I open a ZIP disk in an external Iomega ZIP drive a Window opens that displays the contents of the disk.
How do I stop this window from opening?

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I just installed an Iomega RW external drive with the Hot Burn software supplied. Once I burn data or pictures on a new RW CD I cannot add additional data. The disc shows full even though it is a 700MB disc when there is only a fraction of that amount stored, also I cannot reformat the disc without distroying the disc. My system is xp2000. I have tried everything I can think of, but once I write to the disc I can't add to it or erase what is on it. I am using Memorex CD-RW 4X muti speed disc.

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Hi there:

I have an Iomega 100 Zip Drive. Yeah, I know it's a few years old! The reason I still use it is because I have several discs and it's been working- up until now.

Today, I put in a disc and what normally happens is a little green light in the front comes on and begins flashing then the light goes out. That same green lit button is what I can use to eject the disc. Now, what's happening is the light stays on solid green. I cannot eject the disc. And my computer is not even detecting the hardware by showing me the icon when I click on "My Computer".

Is it something to do with my computer? Or the Zip Drive itself? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.

A:Anyone know about Iomega 100 Zip Drive

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I have windows xp but also and internal Iomega 100 zip drive it has always read my disks just fine and will still read all but one, when I open this one that has alot of infor on it ;it is full of little boxes with different letters or signs under it like some kind of code I do not have any idea how this happened or how to fix it. Please help! Thanks

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How can I get this old Iomega drive to work on a parallel port with Windows XP? I have downloaded the latest s/w from Iomega... ran the install... rebooted, but the drive is still not recognized? Do I need to "Add new Hardware?"....

A:Old Iomega Zip 100 drive...

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driver has not worked for the last 3 months receive a message did not find any iomega drivers on the system after i followered instruction and downloaded iomegware device manger i find scsi controller with a minus sign in front of it on the next line i find ayellow circle in front of iomega parallel port the disk driv i find generic nec floppy disk
generic ide disk type 80
generic ide disk type 40
in hard drive i have ]
intel 82371 ab/eb pci bus master ide controller primery ide controller (dual fifo)
secondary ide controller(dual fifo)
status report on all of the above comes back with a message the device is working properly. in my computer it showes a picture of a zip drive and the letter (d)and under it removeable disk when i clickm on it i receive a message ( D)is not accessible device is not ready os windows 98 internal iomega 100 zip drive
penitium (r)processor
intel mmx (tm) technolgy i appreciate any and all help
160 omb ram

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While browsing the software CD for the Iomega Zip 100 USB, I came across a directory for Bernoulli. I thought that was a whole different brand of drive. I was wondering why Bernoulli was listed under Iomega? Do they have some connection?
Any answers will be much appreciated.

Thanks in advance,

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Using Windows 98 on a PC or laptop my Zip drive will bring up a brochure that needs a bit of work but will not save it ANYwhere. I get a variety of messages including "Disk is not formatted." "Disk is full or damaged."
"Save to another disk." Is the drive dead? Is there a way out with the brochure intact?

A:Iomega Zip Drive 250

Anny: Try copying the file from the zip to your hard drive using Windows Explorer. Then try working on it from your hard drive. If you successfully get it copied to your hard drive, I would run scandisk on your zip drive and see if you can't recover that file. If not, format the zip drive, making sure there are no bad sectors (if so, trash the zipdisk), and copy the file back onto it if the zip is still good.

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Recently my dvd drive has stopped working. The system recognizes the drive, it shows up, it spins when a disk is inserted, but it does not seem to recognize that the disk is there. Looking at the drive in Windows shows 0 files. This happens no matter what type of disk I insert, cd, dvd, music cd.

Based on what I've tried so far it doesn't appear to be a hardware problem. I've tried updating the drivers, says they are up to date. I uninstalled and reinstalled the drive, no change. I installed a cd drive from my old computer, same result. I bought a new dvd drive, same result. Cable connections checked.

I also tried updating the IDE Channel driver, and uninstalling and reinstalling. No change.

One thing that may or may not give a clue. If I leave a disk in the drive and then restart the computer, when it logs into Windows I can see the contents of the drive. The last time I tried that I was even able to run the game on that disk. However when I switch disks, or open and close the drive with the same disk, the problem returns.

I originally posted on the Hardware section. Suggestions there included switching so it was on IDE1 instead of IDE0, and the "filter fix" outlined here:

None of those changes made any difference. No hardware or software changes have been made recently. OS = Windows XP


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I have a question about my Iomega 320GB external HDD. I'm happy with it but I use it on multiple computers (mainly xp withone win7) between home and work with the odd trip at the in-laws. One thing that always seems to bother me is that although I can write to the drive from all the computers they become read only or write protected to that same computer/laptop. As a result I can't seem to remove something I did on another PC, not handy for my uni work as I've multiple folders of the similar files that are tied to the PC they were created on.

Is there a way I can remove this protection and have the drive work with full write access regardless of what PC it was used on (I'm sure some saves were from an old work PC that I can't don't have access to anymore).

Thanks in advance

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Can someone confirm the transfer mode of an Internal Iomega ZIP 100 IDE Drive for a PC as PIO Mode 0? I always figured it was UDMA/33. Could my Award BIOS be getting things wrong?

Currently Windows 2000 shows the Transfer Mode as PIO Mode Only while my DVDROM (also on the same channel) is at Ultra DMA Mode. The DVDROM is giving me problems when it runs a UDMA mode (it insists on being set to PIO Mode like the ZIP otherwise most data cant be read from CDROMs).

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Looking for a replacement for my Iomega USB 750MB Zip Drive. Three requirements below. Any suggestions?

* Must be quieter than noisy zip drive I have now. It can be keychain, other type of backup drive, etc.
* Can automatically backup individual files as changes are made. In other words, looking for a backup drive that has something equivalent to the Iomega Sync software. I like this feature much, as don't have to remember to schedule backups regularly and backup of changes are automatically done near real time for a particular directory which in my sit. is my email.
* Must work with a Windows 98SE PC. Planning to upgrade in the not too distant future, but need the backup device to work with the system I have now until I do.

PS Forgive if question asked before, but tried search of forum and it said zip (one of my search terms) was too common of a term to search on.

A:Replacement for Iomega USB Zip Drive

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Apparently Iomega Automatic Backup has been discontinued, so I removed the hard drive and uninstalled the program. Is that 80 gb hard drive useable for any other purposes? (Not that I'd know how to do it!) Or is it just junk? Thanks, Bill

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I have to reinstall the zip 100 driver everytime I boot up. I have downloaded the software for win 98SE from the iomega site, and have tried the driver update from Windows update. The installs are always successfull, and can use the zip drive with no problem. However, the next time I reboot my computer, I am once again told that my zip drive is not installed. So I have to reinstall the drivers, etc., etc., etc., ... As my rescue disk is on a zip disk, I'd be s--- out of luck.

A:iomega parallel 100 zip drive

This is a long shot but it's the only one I can think of.
Since your zip is parallel did you have a peripheral that was hooked up and setup prior to the zip drive, such as a printer or a scanner?
If you did, was an uninstall done on that item before you loaded the drivers for the zip. You may have the old item trying to grab the parallel port after the zip drive is setup in the boot process. Another possibility is a bios setting defining uni-directional or bi-directional, if you have that option you may try changing them around. Switching them sometimes can correct the problem.
Don't feel alone in this boat, I have a parallel Cliks-It zip drive and every once and awhile it drops its drivers for no reason.
Just a thought.

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I run the Data processing center for a local company. We get all sorts of information via ZIP disk, and latly have been getting all sorts of errors regarding these disks. Most common is the error message: "Disk is not formatted, do you wish to format now?"

Now, there are several things that could be the problem. I have taken into consideration it may be a hardware issue. The baffling fact is that some disks work fine, other don't. I have also considered that the OS platform that the customer is formatting the disk in may be formatting in NTFS while we proceed to run in a Win98 (fat32) enviroment. Win98 trying to read an NTFS file structure may cause this type or error, but the fact is I am 90% sure that most of our customers run Win98 as well. Chances are slim that they run anything newer or more robust because of their company size.

I would like any input that you can offer that may help clear this issue up for us. Some questions that I have are: Are there different types of ZIP disks, and if so, would my older IOMEGA ZIP drive not be able to read some of them? Are there any phisical differences in the disks I should note?

Please inform me to any of the issues that may help clear this problem up for me.

Thank you,


A:IOMEGA ZIP drive errors

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Does anyone know if the iomega zip 100 reads the 250 tapes?

A:iomega zip drive question.

No, it doesn't. So far as I can tell, it has enough trouble with the 100's .

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I have been online with iOmega support earlier, but they could not resolve my problem. I bought a computer with no parallel port so I had to purchase a NetMos PCI ECP Parallel port. I have tried the options not use interrupt, not use if possible and interrupt assigned to port. Enabled legacy plug and play. Tried assigning to LPT1-3. IRQ is 17. I/O A000-A007 and A400-A407. Device is working properly and I tried hooking up an old parallel printer with no problem at all. When I check the hardware list I get the exclamation point on Disk Drives > IMG VP0. It says "This device cannot start. (Code 10)". There is no drive letter assigned to the Zip 100 at all, and I never got it to do that. iOmega support said that Windows XP (Home) should not need drivers installed for this Zip drive, but I tried without, then downloading the drivers, and finally the whole iOmegaWare package. Still can't get it to go. Anyone please help me! I don;t know where to go to change the IRQ and the ECP/EPP modes on the NetMos 9805 PCI card. That is the only thing I haven't tried. In the BIOS I can toggle an onboard parallel port on and off and set the IRQ and so on. But I could not find any pins to just hook up the cable interface to it.. This onboard device was set to off anyways. But I tried switching it on too, but nothing happened to get the Zip drive to work.

Is it the PCI card or the Zip drive that is the problem?



A:iOmega Zip 100 parallel drive

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I'm a newbie! Just plugged in, an older(?),

iomega eGo Desktop
Hard Drive
USB 2.0

I think Computer is looking at it as Local Disk Q: However it doesn't allow access to "local Disk Q:" . Looked for help at iomega & was told to look for C:\Windows\System32\DriverStore\FireRepository . Haven't found FileRepository there or anywhere :-( It then said find most recent usbstor.inf .
Finally found in C:\Windows\inf

Here is the system Info I could find:

OS Name Microsoft? Windows Vista? Home Premium
Version 6.0.6002 Service Pack 2 Build 6002
Other OS Description Not Available
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Manufacturer HP-Pavilion
System Model RX885AA-ABA a6000n
System Type X86-based PC
Processor AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 4200+, 2200 Mhz, 2 Core(s), 2 Logical Processor(s)
BIOS Version/Date Phoenix Technologies, LTD 5.01, 2/2/2007
SMBIOS Version 2.4
Windows Directory C:\Windows
System Directory C:\Windows\system32
Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume1
Locale United States
Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "6.0.6002.18005"
User Name creegalPC\creegal
Time Zone Pacific Daylight Time
Installed Physical Memory (RAM) 2.00 GB
Total Physical Memory 1.87 GB
Available Physical Memory 818 MB
Total Virtual Memory 3.99 GB
Available Virtual Memory 1.24 GB
Page File Space 2.17 GB
Page File C:\pagefile.sys

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I have an IOmega LPHD-UP External hard drive and it is not being recognized by my laptop. I can see it in the device manager but not in disc management. I have restarted my laptop, uninstalled it and reinstalld it, all with no avail, can someone assist please?

A:Iomega External Drive not recognized

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I just bought this new iomega external 160gb hard drive USB 2.0.
My computer its not picking up anything from the hard drive.Nothing at all.
The USB port works fine because i have used it before many times and i have also have tried my other USB ports too.I have tried a few times to installing it but still no answer to my problem.
Can anyone help pls.

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I have had this iomega Z750USB zip drive for awhile now and the other day I went to back up my files from my computer. It was dead, I have never had to charge it before. I have had it on the charger for 3 days now. On the zip a green light shows when it is plugged in and charging. I tried plugging it in to both of my computers (Dell) and it's not recognizing the zip. I can't find it anywhere, i'm not sure what to do. If you could please help it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

A:IOmega 750 Zip drive won't show on computer

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My Iomega drive works fine on my lap top but plugged into my PC the sound connection makes device manager say mass storage device. But I cannot open this device as nothing is displayed in My Computer. Can anyone help please, thanks.

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please do not duplicate threads - you already have replies here so continue on that thread please

closing this one

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ariel New Dell Dimension 4600, refurbished, replacing defective one. OS XP. Worked fine untill I installed an Iomega HDD 80 GB hard drive with Norton Ghost for backup purposes. Overall response now much slower. For instance: email inbox, bottom window very slow coming up, often have to double click on message repeatedly to get full page.

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I'm considering the Iomega Predator CD-RW drive as an accessory to my laptop, which has a DVD-ROM. Anyone have any opinions on this drive, such as good or bad, overpriced, problem areas, etc.?

Also, anyone happen to know the weight of this drive? I checked the Iomega site but found nothing. Maybe they'll respond.


A:Opinions on Iomega Predator CD-RW drive

I own one.

It works, I will give it that.

Support for (ha ha!)

Software it came with was not compatable with XP, (despite label on box). Iomega said it is Roxio's deal, Roxio said it is Iomega's box, and their problem. No one was willing to help, both only wanted to sell me more software. (Roxio wanted me to fork out $100 to make it work!)

I had to buy more software to make it work right. (could not return it as it was opened, tried that)

Don't have a scale here, but it is relatively light. Size is what bugs me. Takes a bit of space, between the unit and the detachable componant on the back that allows the USB and Power cable to be plugged in. (don't understand that design concept). Though I use a laptop, the drive never goes with me, too cumbersome to bother.......

I also ran into a problem or two after install, no biggies, but had to deal with them myself because, as I said, support = none.

I noticed on various other sites the feedback posted by others is similar to mine, so I don't think I am all that unique on this.

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I have an old Zip 100 parallel drive that I have not used in years. However, I wanted to transfer all the data from the disk to hard drive. I downloaded the drivers for my windows XP from iomega support, however, my system recognizes the Zip (sometimes shows the file) , but I can not open any files. I had lost my old zip drive parallet cable. iomega indicated any 25 pin printer cable would work. I used a 25 pin I had. Any suggestion on what might be the problem?


A:iomega Zip 100 parallel drive issue

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I have NUC Mini computer which does not recognize my Iomega Ext Hard Drive LDHD250-UCan you suggest where I might be able to download a driver

A:Iomega Ext Hard Drive LDHD250-U

If you have installed Windows on your NUC Mini, the driver for all makes of external hard drives is built in to Windows (Microsoft Mass Storage Driver).If your Iomega external hard drive needed a driver, it would have been included with it.It isn't included because it's in Windows already.I have used four different brands of external drives (yes, even an Iomega one) and I have never had to install a driver for any of them - - Windows installs it automatically the first time you plug it in to a USB port.Since the NUC Mini comes with no OS installed, it may be you are not running Windows. Maybe you installed a Linux distro instead?

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I used to have access to this drive but my new laptop cannot see it at all. I have an Iomega Home Media drive model HMND2. It is plugged into my Airport Extreme Router which is connected to my cable modem. I have reset my router, power cycled the network drive, used the reset button on the network drive, tried plugging in the drive to my laptop directly, reloaded the Iomega driver from their website but nothing seems to work to get the network drive working on my new laptop. I do not have the old one. My old laptop was running Windows 7 and was still an Alienware laptop. Your Info utility only lists the Intel graphics card but there is an Nvidia GTX 880M graphics card on the mb also. Iomega is so nice that since the drive is over a year old they will not talk to me on the phone to help trouble shoot this unless I pay for the support.
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 8.1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4910MQ CPU @ 2.90GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 60 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 8
RAM: 16265 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics 4600, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 943316 MB, Free - 587461 MB; D: Total - 10748 MB, Free - 10658 MB;
Motherboard: Alienware, 04WT2G
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Disabled

A:Iomega Network Drive not working

can you ping the drive's ip address? Are you cabled into your network or are you using WIFI? Also these type of NAS drives usually require some kind of client software (not drivers) In order for Windows to interact with it. Did you install it?

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I am new to this forum and have a question.

I have a new computer with Windows 7 home basic on it and all works well. Except the external harddrive of Iomega 250GB USB 2.0. The computer doesn?t see the drive. On this drive is are the backups of files that I want to install on this new computer.
How can I solve this problem? I googled for drivers but cannot find anything.

A:Iomega 250GB USB 2.0 Hard Drive

it shows nothing at all in computer? what if you unplug the usb then plug it back in again while windows is running? does anything happen?

and please fill in your system specs it may help if someone else sees this thread

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Ok well basicly, ive had it about nearly 2 months its fine, it hasent had a bump or knock it isent recognized in My Computer or Disk Management i have tried other USB Ports it does not recognize their either, tried rebooting my computer, when i plug it in the led light still turns on its 2.0 (320gb), it should be working fine but it isent recognized?

Also in the Image i have included these drivers look suspicious.. i dont know if its a virus, how do i find out? are they safe to uninstall?

Edit: is it safe to uninstall the drive from my system? then if i re-connect it again will it find it and install the drive again? it is 'TOSHIBA MK3259GSX USB DEVICE'

A:Solved: Iomega Drive Unrecognized

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I just bought & installed an iomega cd-rw/dvd drive because my 2 internal drive went kaput on me. But now I'm having a problem getting this new drive to read (launch) music cds and movie dvd ie matrix. I've already tried downloading drivers (didn't need to). The drive is connected to me computer via a USB cable. What do I do now????????? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance!!


A:problem with external iomega cd-rw/dvd drive

Are you hooked up to ports on the front of the machine ? ?
On quite a few machines these are under-powered...try another USB port.
That or purchase a powered USB hub for your machine. DVD's require more power than other USB devices.


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Just the other day my External zip drive stopped ejecting the disks. I press the eject button and it makes the ejecting noises and what not butthe disk moves a millimeter or so and thats it. Any ideas?

A:Iomega external ZIP Drive not Ejecting.

Try doing a software eject.

Right click on the drive letter. If not on your desktop, find it under "My Computer"

Click on "Eject Disk"

Also as a final backup most ZIP's have an emergency eject fallback method. On mine it is a pinhole in the back just above the power connector.

Must be fully powered down, removed and you stick a straightened paper clip into that hole and push.

See your instruction manual if such a procedure exists for your drive.

Finally you can gently push the disk in a bit more with your finger from the front loading slot and exercise it. It may be hung up on its ejection path. Jiggle may unseat and clear the path.

Best of luck

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ok the story... i use my external for alot mainly music and gaming back up for my PS3 i used it for a couple years now never had a problem with it till just resently ill plug it in and altho the LED lights up and does its usual thing nothing happens on my PC or PS3 they dont read it no auto start no icon in "MY COMPUTER" to manually use it and nothing on my PS3 whats my problem??? plz help i have alot of family photos and sentimental files that took time and effort in revamping uploading typing etc my external "IOmega PHDD" was ment to be back up but when i didnt have a PC it was my main source of memory etc it has 160G on it i used about 120G of its memory thats y it is vital to get it to work and alot of the photos r no longer with this family PLEASE HELP!!!!

A:Iomega Portable USB 2.0 Hard Drive

It's not backup if there's only one copy, regardless.

The first thing to determine is whether it is the enclosure that has gone bad or the disk inside. Disassemble the enclosure, remove the disk and connect it internally to another desktop computer. See if it comes up on it.

You may have to go to the disk manufacturer's web site for proper jumper settings.

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Looks like no one, even the (official) iomega forum moderator, wants to jump in on this one.

I have used my zip 250 drive with three versions of windows for at least 15 years. I don't believe iomega even supports this hardware any more, but have had no problems with all my OS's including my present OS (XP) and Dell XPS 400 computer until today.

The usual sequence of operation(s) this zip drive are, is that a 250MB disk is inserted, a whirring sound is heard, and the data recorded is then displayed. I always assumed the whirring sound is the disk motor turning.

However now for the first time ever, no whirring sound when the disk is inserted and locked, silence from the drive, and the disk is ejected in 2-3 seconds. I have 5 250 MB disks which were always fine before, all of which are now ejected as described above. I have gone into the device manager screen and there is no trouble indicated, advice is the device is working normally, and there is no malfunction indication next to that disk drive (which is external and SCSI connected).

There have been no error popups anywhere with regard to this problem. I have not tried to reinstall the drive since it does involve steps which include the SCSI card as well as the hardware and software installation procedures...thought I'd ask help here first before digging into the computer (again).

I am a electronics technician and competent to inspect and/or repair the device (with appropriate parts if needed) but ... Read more

A:iomega Zip 250MB drive problem

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Can I purchase a new cable to connect my computer (USB) to my Iomega Zip drive (female DB25 pin connector)? Are there drivers I need to support this? I see them for sale, but want to make sure this will work for this configuration.

A:Connecting to my Iomega Zip Drive 100mb

Zip drives have been long obsolete. Any USB to DB25 pin connector with the right male-female pin configuration will work. CD/DVD writers can hold much more data and access it easier and faster, and depending on your Operating System you may or may not need drivers

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My wife just had windows 7 / 64 installed on her computer (she had been running XP). She has a Iomega Zip 100 drive installed which worked fine with the XP, however, it does not show up on the computer as a drive. Do I need new drivers? Is it possible it was not reconnected when the computer shop installed windows 7. Additionally, she has a 2nd CD drive that does not show up and is not usuable.


A:Solved: iomega zip drive - windows 7 / 64

Hopefully, the computer shop did its homework and determined if that Windows XP computer was a good candidate for an upgrade to Windows 7 64-bit.

Assuming it's a factory-brand one and not a custom/home-made one, what is its brand name and model name and model number?


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We have an internal Jazz drive with a 1GB disk in it.
The drive is not working ( let me clarify, we are having trouble getting it to work ).
Are there any external solutions ( all I see is SCSI ) to be able to read the disk, which what we essentially need to be able to do.

A:Iomega Jazz Drive Question

I would guess that you need the Jazz SCSI drivers.
Use Google to find the drivers for your version of Windows and Jazz drive.

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I have a xp operating system and I am trying to install my zip drive on it but it does not recognize it. I have updated my drivers with driverupdate, have restarted my system and still nothing. Before updating the green and yellow lights were lit up on my zip drive and after installing it is now just the green light and I am able to eject and reinject... still nothing. I am trying to view a older access .mdb file and reset my compatibility to my previous version of access that the database was saved in, still nothing.

A:iomega zip 100 parallel port drive

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This is a general and don't know if it applies to all of the products by Iomega.

I spent some time reading forums regarding usb drivers for Iomega zip storage. There are quite a few sites out there saying the drivers exist but when I tried to download them, they were only third party applications that ask for registration and just look at your hard drive to see missing drivers then ask for a charge to find them. I tried to track down the Iomega publisher and after many 'see these guys', I found that sells and supports these products now. Just spoke with one of their technical support people and drivers for zip 100 do not exist and are not available even though this company and others still sell these products BE WARNED. I was told to call back tomorrow to speak with a software specialist to find out if any of these products are still supported. I was told that if you are using windows XP (no one supports this version anymore), the drivers will work but not for windows 8. I am going to follow up on this and see if there is any solution.

Stay tuned

A:Windows 8 Iomega zip drive drivers

Do yourself a favor. Don't waste time searching for a storage device that holds 100MB of info when you can get a cheap 8GB, yes that's the same storage as 80 zip floppies, USB stick. One of our stores had 8GB PNY sticks for $3.99.
The zip drive is 20 year old technology and next to obsolete, like floppy disks.

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Hi all hope someone can help.

I recently bought a new Iomega 500GB external hard drive. Working away fine for weeks but since yesterday my laptop (Toshiba Satellitte A215 with Vista) is giving a "USB Device not recognised" message when I connect it. All work info on the drive so really need to get access.. Tried docinnecting and reconnection numerous times and to different USB ports but same result each time.

Any ideas appreciated !


A:Iomega Hard Drive not recognised

Hi all, forget this thread.. it just started working again for some reason.


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RAM: 3835 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4200, 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 476837 MB, Free - 438985 MB;
Motherboard: TOSHIBA, NALAE
Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Updated and Enabled

A:Iomega External Hard Drive

So, is that system working well for you?

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I need to make backups of various programs on three computers on a windows 98 peer to peer network. When I try to do a backup, only the drives on my computer show up. How do I get the drives on the other computer to show up? All the drives are shared, and I can view them in explorer. Is there a specific Iomega program i should be running to do this backup. Thanks for any help.

A:(Resolved) iomega zip drive question

share the drive

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I'm not very technicall so will try and explain as much as i can!!

Firstly.... I cant seem to download anything to my laptop (ASUS F3E Series) Downloading music through LimeWire works fine and WIndows seems to be able to Update but when i want to download games, toolbars etc it wont work. The box comes up to Install or Run which i click on then nothing happens! It looks like it does it with the progress bar but i cant find anything i'm suppossed to have installed.

Secondly..... My disk drive has suddenly stopped working. It wont recognise anything. In Device Manager, There is a yellow ! on the drive icon which says the following:::

Windows cannot load the device driver for this hardware. The driver may be corrupted or missing. (Code 39)
Click 'Check for solutions' to send data about this device to Microsoft and to see if there is a solution available.

When i click on 'Check for soloutions' nothing happens.
When i try and update the drive, this appears.....

Windows was able to successfully install device driver software, but the driver software encountered a problem when it tried to run. The problem code is 39.
Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: PnPDeviceProblemCode
Architecture: x86
Hardware Id: IDE\CdRomHL-DT-ST_DVDRAM_GSA-T20N________________WR02____
Setup class GUID: {4d36e965-e325-11ce-bfc1-08002be10318}
PnP problem code: 00000027
Driver name: cdrom.sys
Driver version: 6.0.6001.18000
Driver date: 01-19-2008
OS V... Read more

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So i have microsoft office installed on a secondary drive, and changed the letter of the drive.

Now the software won't work properly (and windows update for office fails).

I suspect many other software are not working also due to this issue, is there a simple way to fix this or will i have to re-install the software that isn't working correctly?

A:Changed hard drive letter - software won't work

Hello thefollower,

The easiest way to fix this would be to change the drive letter back to what it was before.

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I have been spending some time trying to find a note about this problem, but i didn find any - just some, pretty close in subject.
I have problems with my Iomega ext. harddrive (usb2) and window xp.
first it could not see iomega and then after I updated window xp with sp 3 it wend bad and wrote this:----------------

[Window Title]
Microsoft Windows

[Main Instruction]
Du skal formatere disken i drev J:, f?r du kan bruge den.
eng: you need to format drive J before you can use it

Vil du formatere den?
eng: do you want to format drive?
[Formater disken] [Annuller]
I will not format my ext. harddisk and then lose all data on it.

further more it write this.................
[Window Title]
Placeringen er ikke tilg?ngelig
eng: location not availible
J:\ er ikke tilg?ngelig.
Disken indeholder ikke et genkendeligt filsystem.
Kontroller, at alle kr?vede filsystemdrivere er indl?st,
og at disken ikke er beskadiget.
disk system not known
you need to control that alle nessary files is loaded and the disk is not damaged
as you can see windows atleast regonize the drive letter J:

under properties it writes following and give my ext. harddrive a the name:

Samsung HM321Hl USB Device and it use thise driver default:
and i notice that it differend in the letters if thats any help...?

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A:[SOLVED] USB Iomega external drive unknown

Did you install the software that came from Iomega and update it?

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Hello there, I have an Iomega portable hard drive, which is compatible with windows 7, however, when running the Iomega Encryption Utility using the reconfiguration option to set a password for the hard drive, it told me you must format this drive before use, anyways, my windows 7 doesnt recognise it anywhere! yet before the encryption ran it did! in disk management it only shows my C drive, the Iomega showed up in my computer as a G drive but it doesnt now. Its like the computer cant see the hard drive! I wondered if anyone had any ideas out there or come across the problem before? I read about formatting the disk but it wont give me that option when the device is plugged in.

A:Iomega portable hard drive not recognised

Quote: Originally Posted by angeleyes58

Hello there, I have an Iomega portable hard drive, which is compatible with windows 7, however, when running the Iomega Encryption Utility using the reconfiguration option to set a password for the hard drive, it told me you must format this drive before use, anyways, my windows 7 doesnt recognise it anywhere! yet before the encryption ran it did! in disk management it only shows my C drive, the Iomega showed up in my computer as a G drive but it doesnt now. Its like the computer cant see the hard drive! I wondered if anyone had any ideas out there or come across the problem before? I read about formatting the disk but it wont give me that option when the device is plugged in.

Does it show up in disc management?

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I'm novice
I just bought Iomega HDD usb desktop hard drive included Norton Ghost software. How do I copy everything and drag everything to Iomeda hard drive and How do I get them back to my regular? Do I use Norton Ghost software now? How?


A:Iomega usb hard drive with norton ghost?

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I own an Iomega eGo 1TB externally powered HDD. Yesterday after 2 years i dropped it and now whenever I connect it to my laptop using the usb cable, it beeps for 5 seconds and is neither discovered in Win XP (Ihave tried 2 machines) nor in Disk Management. What to do ?

A:Iomega hard drive not recognized & beeps

I'd say it's toast. Assuming it's out of warranty, you can try removing the HDD from the enclosure and connecting internally, via a USB adapter, or using another enclosure. The most common fault is the enclosure. However, since this unit was dropped, the actual HDD is likely damaged. In which case it's time to buy a new drive and move on.

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I have a new 320GB Iomega portable/external USB2 hard drive, purchased some time ago as a spare, but - until now - not used. So it has no data on it other than whatever might have been on it from the factory.
The fundamental problem is that when plugged in, it does not show up as a drive in the "My Computer" screen. I have plugged it in to different USB ports, and in two separate laptops, one WinXP (yes yes, I know....) and one Win7. The power light on the drive illuminates, and the case vibrates/hums very slightly which suggests that the hard drive is spinning. But it simply doesn't appear as a drive. There are some clues (which I hope forum experts may be able to interpret). See details below. First, I tried to see if there was a hardware problem:
1) I checked the connecting USB cable, by using another different and known-good cable. Same problem: drive not visible. Which suggests the original USB cable is OK.
2) To check if there was a fault in the actual Iomega PCB inside the casing, I opened the case, disconnected and removed the hard drive (it's made by Seagate), and installed it in another, spare, hard drive caddy which I happened to have - and which has its own known-good USB PCB interface. Plugged this into my laptop(s). Still no drive visible or listed in "My Computer" - which suggests that the original Iomega PCB USB interface is not the problem.
So.... is the hard drive dead? It seems to spin OK. Or is there a software issue, or something else? Incidentally all my... Read more

A:Iomega external hard drive not detected

It might need to be plugged into 2 usb ports, using a y-splitter.

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I accidently dropped my iomega 1tb external hard drive and now when i turn it on it says i have to reformat it, does that mean all my files have been deleted, if so is there any way i can retrieve them? please help me!

A:How to fix dropped iomega 1tb external hard drive?

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OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate, Service Pack 1, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E7400 @ 2.80GHz, x64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 10
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3071 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Radeon HD 4300/4500 Series, 512 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 468740 MB, Free - 195655 MB; D: Total - 468741 MB, Free - 205007 MB;
Motherboard: Acer, WG43M
Antivirus: avast! Internet Security, Updated and Enabled

Ive had it nearly 2 months since then it's been fine, it has not had a bump or knock. But after i did Windows Backup it took too long and then i unplugged it from the usb port and now it isent recognized in My Computer or Disk Management i have tried other USB Ports it does not recognize their either, tried rebooting my computer, when i plug it in the led light still turns on though.

here are the specification of the drive:

Interface: USB 2.0, 480 Mbps
Format: NTFS

Is it safe to uninstall the Iomega driver (Toshiba) from my system?
If so when i re-connect it again will it find it and install the drive again?
it is recognized as 'TOSHIBA MK3259GSX USB DEVICE'

I have tried the Iomega 320GB External Hard Drive on a different desktop and it still didnt work (unrecognized, undetected)

I dont know how to partion/repartition it but if anyone can explain to me how if it needs it that would help

When i go on Command Prompt (As Administrator) when the external hard drive is plugged in and type

/chkdsk r
it says this

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A:Iomega External Hard Drive Unrecognized.. Help!

Please do not double-post.

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I have an Iomega Home Network Harddrive, but the harddrive itself failed. I purchased a new harddrive, and replaced the old harddrive, but I can't get it to work, (the Iomega Home Storage Manager is no longer detecting it, it says 'No devices found.')

I am guessing that I am missing firmware or some software or something, but I'm not sure how to go around fixing this issue, because as far as i know, the firmware needs to be upgraded through the manager, which is not detecting the drive..


A:Iomega Home Network Drive undetected

You might try to format the new drive on another computer before the Iomega Home Storage Manager can detect it

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Hello so my Dell XPS Studio 16 running on W7 Home Premium does not recognize my Iomega hard drive anymore after about 6 months of use. In my computer Hard Disk Drives there is nothing BUT in Control Panel>Hardware and Sound> Devices and Printers it shows as connected and installed properly. Any ideas? I tried using a few USB based utilities but it doesnt seem to help me at all.


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I am thinking about getting an 'iomega (#34836) 1TB eGo USB 2.0 External Hard Drive to replace a much smaller one from a different manufacturer.

However, I have read a few reviews where some folks running Windows 7 had some problems getting it to recognize the iomega eGo External Drive.

Can anyone tell me of any of their experiences with this External Drive while using Windows 7 ... either 'pro or con'?

Thanks and regards,


A:iomega eGo External drive and Windows Seven compatibility

No personal experience, but until someone else replies. It is at least listed as compatible:

A Guy

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My 1 tb iomega ego HD won't spin down when connected to my streamer media player. I don't like this. Can I take the hard drive out and put it into another enclosure I have? Will it then spin down at idle? If not, can I take harddrive out of enclosure and put it in my laptopp? Is it a good drive to be in a laptop?
Drive model # says RPHD-UGC

A:Remove 2.5 size iomega Ego drive from enclosure?

Does it otherwise work OK apart from this not spinning down issue? Does it spin down if connected to other than your streamer media player?

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I have had this iomega 500gb external hardrive for about 5 months and it has been working fine, untill this morning. For some reason my computer cant find the hard drive now. There is a blue light indicating that the hard drive has power running to it (it has a seperate power source to the computer) but there is no flikering light wich usually comes on when the computer is reading it. I have made sure all the cables are in properly but the hard drive can't be found in either my computer or device manager. I tried the hard drive on another computer and it worked but it still wont work on my computer.
Im using windows vista ultimate on an "s-series mother board".
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.00GHz
RAM: 2.00GB
System type: 32-bit opperating system

A:Solved: Iomega Hard Drive not Recognized

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Iomega portable hard drive works on lap top with vista but when plugged into PC using XP it is not recognised. Can somebody help please, thanks.

A:Iomega portable hard drive not recognised

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i just want help on how to properly format an external iomega hard drive 30GB and change the file system from NTFS to fat32? what should i do and what do i use? thanks in advance.

A:format external iomega hard drive

You will have to delete and recreate the partition to go from NTFS to FAT32.

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Iomega external hard drive not recognised and beeping! iv had my Iomega hdd for about a year at most and its been fine, yesterday the usb cable was accidentally unplugged from the hdd while still connected to my laptop. Now when the hdd is plugged in, it makes beeping noises for a few seconds and the green light indicated power but it doesnt have any motor running sounds and it is not recognised by my laptop. I tried it on my family computer and its the same problem. I have tried restarting and no changes. I have attempted checking the disk management and as far as i can see it is not there either

Help!! I need the info on this drive.


A:Iomega hard drive not recognized & beeps!

good chance all data will be corrupted by the disconnection

locate the driver if you have it and uninstall re boot re connect HDD to let windows find it

try third party like

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When I plug my hard drive in it is recognised however I have several problems.

1) If I start a large file transfer halfway through the drive 'disappears' and the transfer hasn't finished.
2) when I try to 'safely remove hardware' it tells me it is the volume cannot be stopped now and the drive 'disappears' from My Computer.
3) If I try to plug the hard drive in again it does not recognise it, usually I have to wait a bit and then plug it in again.

I have tried using Disk Management to format it but it is stuck to NTFS (is that a problem?) and it tells me it is healthy. Quick format works but normal format stops after a while and the drive disappears from My Computer again.

Any suggestions.

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I am trying to run an iomega Select Desktop Hard Drive, 1 TB. You can see it here (;contentBody;2r)

I cannot find any drivers or any info really for this device online.

I am running Windows 7 on a intel core i5 processor. I used to have no problem running it on this computer. It now will not show up in Disk Management or Device Manager. The blue light on the device is on and I have even tried a different power supply as well as a different port, and unplugging/restarting the computer.

The only other thing I can think of is the USB cord may be bad, but I don't have anything to try out. I am hoping that it is not completely dead - lots of files on this device.

Please let me know if you need any more info or if there is anything else I can try! I'm desperate! Thanks in advance

A:iomega External Hard Drive won't recognize

Does it work on another machine?

Has it been bumped or knocked or dropped?

Youu should have all your files backed up especially those on portable drives because they are the most likely to fail and lose all their files. All hard drives will fail.

If it doesn't appear in Device Manager, then the drive or its enclosure may be faulty (if not the cable). If it is under warranty, you should replace it. If not, you may need to remove the drive from its case and try connecting it to a machine through a USB adapter or connected internally to a desktop PC to see if it works without the enclosure.

The hard drive in your computer is in one of two states right now. It's
either going to fail or it already failed. Hard drives are inherently
fragile things with no built in redundancy.
-Chris PirilloClick to expand...

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I have had this iomega 500gb external hardrive for about 11 months and it has been working fine, until two days before it was fell down from 1 feet. After that my computer cant find the hard drive now. There is a blue light indicating that the hard drive has power running to it (it has a separate power source to the computer) but there is no blinking light which usually comes on when the computer is reading it. I have made sure all the cables are in properly but the hard drive can't be found in either my computer or device manager. I tried the hard drive on another computer but same problem.
How to recover the data and make the drive in operating condition.?
I'm using windows XP SP3 ([email protected])

A:iomega external Hard drive is not recognizing

There are various softwares which can recover data, but the prerequisite for all of them is that the PC is able to detect the drive. That being the case, all I can suggest is to send it to a data recovery service, but that is mega expensive.

Important & irreplaceable data should never be stored on only one hard drive. I have four external drives, each one storing the same data.

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Hello , hope you can help . Have 2 iomega external hard drive's . Computer was down for a while , had one working yesterday . Turn my computer on . Today there gone . A friend sent me you link with the exact problem i followed your advice and i lost my second external hard drive . Ok, both were working on several computers . Had the main computer go for repair . Hook everything up . Turn on . Hook up my external hard drive , they light make noise , but dont blink and are not recegonised no hard ware found . Both these unit's are filled with my pictures doccument's and extencive movie library collection . If i can't get them to work , i'd like to be at leas be able to recover all my information . Any advice . Step by step instructions would be great . Appreciate the help !!

A:iomega 500gig external hard drive

is there any yellow alongside the usb listings in the device manager

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A month ago, my father asked to take back the Mac he lent me, so he gave me his iOmega external hard drive to copy all of my information onto.

iOmega External Hard Drive
Model: EPHD-ME

I did so, and waited for a month before I realized I was better off moving the information onto my Windows 7 Professional 64bit. I took the USB, plugged it in, and the light on the hard drive turned on. But it didn't appear anywhere on my computer.

Not under Computer: NotUnderComputer - BlackEyeHawk's

Not under Disk Management: NotUnderDiskManage - BlackEyeHawk's

Not under Device Management: NotUnderDeviceManage - BlackEyeHawk's

And no, I don't believe the USB Mass Storage Device is the external hard drive, as it remains there after I unplug the device.

I'll provide whatever else information is necessary. I'm not a computer savvy guy, let alone know anything about PCs.

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I am running XP pro.
I purchased my Cruzer mini 1.0GB, plugged it into a usb on the main computer but could not get Explorer to recognize the drive. It will light up occasionally and sound is heard (dum dum + dah dum)plugging in and unplugging. It does have info on it in which I added by plugging into my laptop. I also renamed the drive Cruzer_1GB. It has no problems at all when used on my laptop or my spare pc (which all use xp pro) to exchange info.
My main computer recognizes my Cruzer Titanium 512MB and assigns it a drive letter. When I place both Cruzers side by side in laptop or my spare pc, it recognizes both, assigns different drive letters and exchanges info with no problems.
Obviously, its must be a setting of some sort. Please help.

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at work I have deleted some files from a network drive. I have tried recuva, undelete and one or one or two others. they will not let me scan a network drive.

It isn't a major problem - and it would be quicker to recreate the items that to manually get the drive out and connect it locally - but is there free software that would let me recover deleted files over a network?



A:Deleted file recovery software that will work on network drive?

Have you seen this software:

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hi all!

im awful at computer stuff and my hard drive has just stopped being recognized. my computer is saying it needs to be formatted. i have had it since Jan and it has EVERY picture, piece of uni work and also music on it.

Im desperate to try and fix it!

Please someone help!


A:IOMEGA external hard drive has just stopped working

Have you tried the drive in another computer?
Do you have any other external drives or USB devices and do they work ok?
What OS are you running?

I would definitely recommend taking the drive to a shop or tech to have a look, if you aren't familiar with data recovery.

The problem could be a corrupt partition table, or other data related - not physical, problem. A reformat will "fix" your drive, but you will lose data. In situations like these, taking the drive to an experienced person will be the best option to avoid making matters "worse", and as a worse case scenario, data recovery software should get your most if not all of your data back.

Most likely, the integrity of the drive has been affected, but the drive itself still holds the data.

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I recently upgraded to Windows 10 and post that It was working fine without any issues. I have two external drive connected to it.

1. 1 TB Iomega powered drive. - now RAW
2. 2TB seagate external drive.

The 1tb drive suddenly became RAW and I wasn't able to access it. before it happened, I had removed some virus detected in the drive by the AVG antivirus. Post that once or twice it got disconnected and after that the drive became RAW. I understand the file system might have got corrupted since couple of times my system faced powercuts and before I could shut it down the system cut off from electricity as my UPS died on me.

I haven't formatted the disk at all, as I have all my important data in this HD as it was my backup drive for office and personal use.

Disk Management: shows the drive is RAW but a healthy Partition.

I opened the hard drive casing, tried connecting the drive directly to the internal sata cable but the same didn't read even then and still shows as RAW drive. I got a Storite USB to SATA adapter and tried that, the drive is now running fine(as it sounds) with intermittent kind of noise (clicking etc.,) for sometime and then disappears. After directly connecting the drive atleast the below softwares are able to read the data in the drive but unable to recover it.

I have tried recovering data using the below softwares.

1. EaseUS DAta recovery - took too much time to complete reading - 17% in more than 24 hours- stopped it.
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A:External 1TB harddrive(Iomega - seagate inside) RAW drive

My recommendation is to use [email protected] Recovery Pro. I had a similar situation (raw indication) on a drive a few months back and I tried several of the leading data recovery apps, and the one I recommended is the one that found the most stuff -- nearly everything. It took nearly a whole day to do an in-depth scan, but in the end, it was worth it. It's free to install and try out, but you need to buy a license to do any serious recovery work.

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Hi, I have a very old IOmega ditto zip drive that Im trying to get to work. I managed to get my hands on the software (ditto98.exe), however the software is incompatible with windows 7. I have installed windows xp mode but that cannot access the parallel port of my host computer so Im stumped on what I can try next. Anyone have any suggestions?

A:accessing an IOmega ditto zip drive on a windows 7 machine

With the Iomgea device plugged in an powered up, Go to Start/Search and type devmgmt.msc, Right click the devmgmt results and Run As Administrator. In the Elevated Device Manager, is there a yellow mark for a Parallel port device? If so, then Right click the ditto98.exe and choose Properties/Compatibility and put a check in Run this program in compatibility mode for Windows 98. This may not work, but worth a try.

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I have had an Iomega external hard for a year now and it used to work perfectly, until suddenly, my computer (Mac) won't detect it anymore.

When I turn it on, the blue light comes on and I can hear the disk spinning inside, but there is no trace of any external device connected to my mac. I've connected through USB and Firewire with no success. Going to disk utility, only my internal hard drive appears.

It simply just stopped showing up on my computer. Does anybody have any advice to get my hard drive working again?

A:Iomega External Hard Drive stopped being detected

Try a different usb & firewire port physically on your mac & try a different cable. If no dice try it on a different mac or even on a PC, see if the other computer detects it. many times w/ external hard drives the enclosure fails but the drive is ok. worse case scenario the enclosure is bad & you can remove drive to put in another enclosure, or the whole thing could be hosed. try this, post back. thanks!

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Hi there,

My Iomega 1TB external USB drive has just started giving our Cyclic Redundancy Check errors when trying to access files and messages about the drive needed to be formatted.

The strange thing is, the drive works perfect in my laptop. Both machines are Windows7 64-bit.
I've tried different USB ports in my PC with the same results.

I tried to re-format the drive from my laptop in NTFS format, however it didn't wipe anything from the drive and I still have the same issue's.

Any ideas ?


A:Iomega external drive. Cyclic Redundancy in PC. OK on laptop

PS. This is a backup drive so Im not concerned about retrieving the data.

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I tried to run a system image to the "Backup" folder of my Iomega external hard drive three times, without success. The error message asked me to run chkdsk on both the source (my desktop) hard drive and the destination (Iomega) drive.

How can I run chkdsk on this external drive? I am willing to buy third-party software if necessary.

Thanks for your help.

P.S. I did manage to create a system image in a different folder of the external drive, but am curious about the one that failed. It contains no data and has never been used.

A:How to run chkdsk on Iomega networked external hard drive

if you right click on your iomega in "computer" select properties and select the tools tab, there is an option to check the disc for errors.

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Hello all, I am at my wits end and i wonder if anyone can help. I have a 500GB external iomega hard drive. I had only used it a handful of times to back up such things as holday snaps and my itunes music and video library. This was basically to free up my laptops memory.
I then plugged into the usb port on my PS3 console and found it was in FAT32 so dragged game saves across to do the same thing for my PS3. I then used it to drag music to my iphone and left it for a week, however now the PS3 wont recognise it and nor will my computer , and i have no idea why not.
There is power to the hard drive via external 12v power source and the blue light on it shows that power goes to it, but when plugged to any other console or laptop it does not show signs of being read.
Any one able to shed light on this and help with an answer?


A:iomega external 500gb hard drive now not recognized!!

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iv had my Iomega hdd for about a year at most and its been fine, yesterday the usb cable was accidentally unplugged from the hdd while still connected to my laptop. Now when the hdd is plugged in, it makes beeping noises for a few seconds and the green light indicated power but it doesnt have any motor running sounds and it is not recognised by my laptop. I tried it on my family computer and its the same problem. I have tried restarting and no changes. I have attempted checking the disk management and as far as i can see it is not there either, and when i run F:\ it is unavailable.
any help is very much appreciated, as usual in these cases theres lots of important files i need off it!!

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This hard drive has worked fine with my computer for a while now. i recently reinstalled the os onto my machine, and proceeded to obtain all of the necessary drivers to get it back to normal again. however, all of my backed up files were on this external hard drive. when i plug it into the computer (via USB) it is recognized under disk drives in device manager. it still doesn't show up anywhere else, and i can't access it. i tried plugging it into a laptop, and it was the same story. Anyone got a fix? thanks

A:Iomega External Hard Drive Not Recognized By Computer

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Hi all

I'm having trouble installing an Iomega 40GB usb portable hard drive. I'm using Windows XP professional.

I've plugged it it and it does find a "USB mass storage device" but it says no drivers are install. I try installing drivers but it ends up saying Code 10 device cannot start.

I tried this fix:

and this:

No luck.

Any ideas?


A:Code 10: Device cannot start: Iomega USB portable Hard Drive

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I am having some crazy issues with my computer. I had a plethora of BSOD's which led up to my computer crashing completely. I reinstalled windows by deleting the partition and putting it back on fresh and new but had to do it twice since the first time didn't work.

The first time gave me hell after I tried to drag my saved music files for itunes onto my new desktop. This led to the Explorer restart issue which was so bad that I just reinstalled the system again. I have had the system up and running and everything seems OK (lag in speed since I took out two of my 2 GB memory sticks after thinking they might have been the problem-PNY is sending me replacements) but now I am noticing that I am getting the EXPLORER HAS SHUT DOWN error when trying to open my folders on my Iomega drive. I have done a scan disc on this hard drive and it is totally free of errors. No errors have been found. The External drive is only about 7 months old. I have scanned it for viruses with AVG Internet Security 2012 and it has no viruses to my knowledge.

What can I do to save this drive??? I have almost 1.3 gb of important stuff on it!!! Help!!! I am not very computer savvy so this is really mentally exhausting and frustrating. I am thinking of getting a new system but I am scared something is up with the external drive that might ruin my NEW system once I try and put it on there.

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Hi guys,
Don't know very much about the technical side of pcs/HDD's, so please bare with me. Basically, I bought an Iomega Prestige primarily to connect up to my ps3. When I connected it, the ps3 wouldn't recognise this. A quick google search and I thought I'd uncovered the problem. The HDD is NTFS and ps3 will only recognise FAT32?
So then thinking I was a boffin I decided to try and re-format the HDD to FAT32, which I couldn't manage to do. Whatever I did do (I can't exactly remember). Anyways, when I try and connect my HDD to my laptop it doesn't come up on the G drive which it did before. It only shows up on the F drive. When I click into this it only comes up 'autorun' and 'Iomega Encryption Utility'. I clicked into the encryption utillity and thought that resetting the hard drive would fix whatever it was I messed up. Still it doesn't show up on the G drive. When I go to disk management, I can see the hard drive under 'Disk 1', but states it is 'unallocated'.
Sorry if this is a bit long-winded but can anyone suggest how I can get my laptop to recognise my HDD in the G drive again, so at least I can back up my ever-growing media files on it.
Many thanks.

A:Iomega Prestige 500gb portable hard drive problems. Please help!

google search a program like "partion manager freeware", run the program, and you should be able to format the unallocated space to a FAT32(for your ps3) or ntfs for your laptop if you so chose.

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Hi tech guys,

I recently purchased an iomega home network hard drive NAS for storing and streaming movies etc.

My issue is this; my windows pcs recognise the drive, and assigns a different drive for each of the folders (eg movies, pictures etc) but when I copy from one folder to another it takes AGES, not exceeding 1.5mb per second. Is this a problem with the setup or are the write times dreadful on these things?

Thanks in advance for any help...


A:iomega home network hard drive slow copying

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I am using a iomega prestige external hard drive. I have uses this for years with no problem. All of a sudden it as stopped working. It shows up in the listed devices but is inaccessible. It shows up as drive e in the device management. I have assigned another drive letter but with no success. I have removed and reinstalled with no success. It just will not show up in the my computer part. The drive makes no noise and the light does not flash but is receiving power. When I removed the item it did reinstall again no joy. I am now worrying as I have important data on it. My virus scanner also recognises the device and when I run this it finds nothing to scan. Can anyone help?

A:Iomega Prestige external hard drive stopped working

Use the Disk Manager to view the partition - - there should be some info if you click on the device. If not, the partition damaged.

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I have a 64 bit Windows 7 computer and a large number of files on old zip 100 disks, which I would love to have access to again. My 100 drive is a USB drive.

Iomega's site says the following about that qualified for 32-bit Windows 7: "Zip? Drives: Zip? 100MB, 250MB or 750MB USB, ATAPI, FireWire or SCSI drives should work with native Windows 7 drivers. IomegaWare software does NOT work with Windows 7, so features supplied by IomegaWare will not be available."
"native" - so Windows 7 can simply accept the zip drive? that seems very wrong --- Furthermore Iomega can simply be referring to current Zip drives.
I am sorry my level of knowledge of computing is much below those of you on this site, (but I am learning! perhaps not apparent here) but I have been unable to find clear help on the web...
I would like to accomplish this by myself, but with any of your feedback, it may be clear I need to take the drive to a computer repair store. I am hesitant to just give it a go with further info for fear something will go quite wrong with my computer.
I appreciate your help on behalf of quite the novice. Thanks.

A:Does driver exist to enable file access from old Iomega zip 100 drive?

Since Iomega supported both 32 and 64 versions of Vista I'd say if your drive is not recognized by Windows 7 native drivers you may want to explore this

and try the Vista drivers in compatibility mode.

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I have a 1Tb Iomega home media network drive. It normally connects via the network to all my machines (iMac osx, eee pc W7, ubuntu 10). But, something has happened, so now I can see the folders on the network drive but when I click on it (photos, videos etc), it says Windows cannot access \\Iomega-0E10FD\movies

Error code: 0x80070043
The network name cannot be found

This seems similar to someone elses post but is unsolved by anyone. As he says, the management software which came with the drive seems to suggest everything is ok. For example it reports that 90% of the disk is used, which was the case before this problem.

I have tried disabling the firewall in the router and the W7 eee pc, but nothing has worked.

please help!


Any help would be appreciated.

A:Iomega 1Tb home network drive missing share drives

I just started having this exact same problem. I'm on a windows desktop using windows 7. I have an iomega home media network drive, and all of a sudden for the last couple of days I am unable to access any of my folders on it. I get the same error message (Error code 0x80070043 Network name cannot be found). The drive and all the folders show up in windows explorer (sometimes they have a red X on them, sometimes they don't) but when I click on the folders, I get that error. I can't access any of the folders using the iomega storage manager software either. I get the same Network Name Cannot Be Found thing. I am also at around 90% of the disc used. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!


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I have a Iomega home media network drive. It connects well and can be seen via the network. I can see the folders on the network drive but when I click on it (photos, videos etc). it says Windows cannot access \\<ip_address>\photos

Error code: 0x80070043
The network name cannot be found

However, I can ping the drive ok. The management software which came with the drive seems to suggest everything is ok. It displays the share but with a ? next to folder -- perhaps because it not do a map of the drive.

Any help would be appreciated.

A:Iomega home network drive missing share drives

I'd be looking for a firewall configuration issue first. Try disabling the firewall on this machine and see if that helps.

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Hi, I currently have a computer running Windows 7 and I would like to transfer the backed up information on the iomega external hard drive to it and also I noticed an option to use Windows ready boost too to help speed up and increase performance. My concern however is that the chassis is quite small and that the computer specs may not enable these operations to complete properly. Any help on this would be much appreciated. Thanks.

A:Transferring data with iomega external hard drive and using ready boost?

I wouldn't advise enabling ReadyBoost on your Iomega hard drive.  You should only really use external flash memory with ReadyBoost, and that, only if you have a minimal RAM and you are desperate to speed up your computer.  See this to find out more about ReadyBoost.

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Today I was given a used Iomega Home Media Network Hard Drive from work. I tried connecting it up straight to my pc but when I powered it on, what should be a solid blue light on the hard drive alternates between blue and orange. I presume this is the cause for it not to be found by my pc. Basically I'm wondering how do I reset the hard drive. The data that's on it isn't important so I could format the drive if I knew how. Is the drive completely broken? Thanks

Computer Specs:
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: AMD Turion(tm)X2 Dual Core Mobile RM-70, x86 Family 17 Model 3 Stepping 1
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 2812 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Radeon HD 3200 Graphics , 700 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 32781 MB, Free - 5171 MB; D: Total - 9217 MB, Free - 2250 MB;
Motherboard: Hewlett-Packard, 30E4, KBC Version 94.1D, Base Board Serial Number
Edit: Problem solved, I simply didn't do enough trawling through the manuals to find that blue/orange blinking lights mean that the hard drive could not obtain an IP address, which I fixed now and is working fine.

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I have a mini CD with the software for my Philips Voice Recorder. And I have got along fine without installing the software, but now the device is saying it is full, when I know I deleted all the files from within Windows Explorer. So I thought I should install the bespoke software.

But the mini CD is only showing a list of files including the installation exe file. But when I click on it in Windows Explorer, it says please insert a disk!

The DVD RW drive is a Hitachi HDS721010CLA332 ATA

Any ideas?


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Hello RealGem

Go to the Phillips website and search your device name !! There should be the software

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Are there plans to add BIOS support for Intel's Software Guard Extensions (SGX) to the ProDesk 400 G2 Mini? This system is a 6th generation Core and has both vPro and SGX support. 

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Hey folks,

So many devices these days come with a driver on a mini-CD. My laptops (Acer and Toshiba) take forever to access them, then think they're blank and ask to format them.

In Googling this I found a guy who said he fixed this problem by reinstalling Roxio. Said his computer came with it but he'd uninstalled it cause he never used it. That it must "turn on" a feature in W7 or something, cause after he reinstalled it, his computer could read mini's.

When I got both my laptops I wiped all partitions (including the hidden "recovery" one), re-partitioned the way I wanted, and reloaded all drivers and W7 (64 Ultimate). The DVD players in both laptops have a central spindle, so they are designed to read mini-CDs. They DO detect them, but again, think they are blank.

Anyone heard of Roxio or other software being required to read mini's? Thanks much.

PS I have a lot of media software installed but not Roxio. (Nero, ImageBurn, Handbrake, Ashampoo, etc.)

A:Is Media Software Required to Read Mini-CDs?

Windows should be able to read your mini-CDs . You might want to eject the CD and place it in the middle . It will take a few seconds to read the disc due to it size. I never had an issue with mini-CDs being read.

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Are there plans to add BIOS support for Intel's Software Guard Extensions (SGX) to the ProDesk 400 G2 Mini? This system is a 6th generation Core and has both vPro and SGX support. 

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