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  1. #1


    Mark Hoss Guest

    ZIP Drive

    Is there any way to have Vista (Build 5384) recognize my Iomega ZIP drive?

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  2. #2


    Richard Urban Guest

    Re: ZIP Drive

    You're kidding, right?


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    "Mark Hoss" <mcwhoss@ixpres.com> wrote in message
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    > Is there any way to have Vista (Build 5384) recognize my Iomega ZIP drive?




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    i.am.not@home.org Guest

    Re: ZIP Drive

    Mark Hoss wrote:
    > Is there any way to have Vista (Build 5384) recognize my Iomega ZIP drive?


    Vista recognized my USB ZIP drive the 1st time I
    connected. I also used it to transfer some
    files over to Vista.


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  4. #4


    Mark Hoss Guest

    Re: ZIP Drive

    Thanks for the info.

    Unfortunately, my zip drive is IDE.

    <i.am.not@home.org> wrote in message
    news:egV3j1B0GHA.1040@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    > Mark Hoss wrote:
    >> Is there any way to have Vista (Build 5384) recognize my Iomega ZIP
    >> drive?

    >
    > Vista recognized my USB ZIP drive the 1st time I connected. I also used
    > it to transfer some files over to Vista.
    >



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  5. #5


    Steve Urbach Guest

    Re: ZIP Drive

    On Mon, 4 Sep 2006 02:47:01 -0400, "Richard Urban"
    <richardurbanREMOVETHIS@hotmail.com> wrote:

    >You're kidding, right?

    3 of my other (W9x) systems Have Zip drives

    Not supporting Legacy archival media is a major PITA.

    The US Government requires certain records be kept 7 years or longer
    (in special cases). We used to keep our "Year End" Archives on Zip
    disks (these simple files also fit on smaller media).
    Affordable CD burners and media have only been around a short while
    (relatively).
    Transfer of (seldom used) archives to newer media is a Expen$ive and
    time consuming task.
    Up until Vista, I could boot older equipment that supported old
    hardware/media and share those files. The common protocol (IPX) is no
    longer Common :/

    Word, WordPerfect, WordStar, Multiplan, 123 were used on many DOS
    computers for business. Can you even read these older files with the
    current batch of programs?

    Archives are a BIG, BIG problem.

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  6. #6


    JW Guest

    Re: ZIP Drive

    Yes it is a shame that many users who want to upgrade to newer operating
    systems or applications have to keep an extra partition on one of their
    diskdrives so they can dual boot into the old OS or application but their is
    no other easy way around the problem.

    "Steve Urbach" <dragonsclaw@NOTmindspring.com> wrote in message
    newsv3pf2d5rj3edt83u4n9b7trfi9ol4s798@4ax.com...
    > On Mon, 4 Sep 2006 02:47:01 -0400, "Richard Urban"
    > <richardurbanREMOVETHIS@hotmail.com> wrote:
    >
    >>You're kidding, right?

    > 3 of my other (W9x) systems Have Zip drives
    >
    > Not supporting Legacy archival media is a major PITA.
    >
    > The US Government requires certain records be kept 7 years or longer
    > (in special cases). We used to keep our "Year End" Archives on Zip
    > disks (these simple files also fit on smaller media).
    > Affordable CD burners and media have only been around a short while
    > (relatively).
    > Transfer of (seldom used) archives to newer media is a Expen$ive and
    > time consuming task.
    > Up until Vista, I could boot older equipment that supported old
    > hardware/media and share those files. The common protocol (IPX) is no
    > longer Common :/
    >
    > Word, WordPerfect, WordStar, Multiplan, 123 were used on many DOS
    > computers for business. Can you even read these older files with the
    > current batch of programs?
    >
    > Archives are a BIG, BIG problem.




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  7. #7


    Jean-Michel Bezeau Guest

    Re: ZIP Drive

    I was successful to use my external parallel SyQuest drive with a Virtual PC
    machine running Win98. It doesn't take much power and you can access it thru
    the network like any other share on the network.

    "Mark Hoss" <mcwhoss@ixpres.com> wrote in message
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    > Is there any way to have Vista (Build 5384) recognize my Iomega ZIP drive?



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  8. #8


    =?Utf-8?B?UGF1bEI=?= Guest

    RE: ZIP Drive

    Hi Mark,
    Just wanted to let you know RC1 recognizes my IDE ZIP 100 drive and no extra
    drivers were neccessary. One thing to note for me though, my computer doesn't
    seem to recognize the eject button in VISTA. I must eject from the desk top.
    Not sure why yet.
    --
    Paul


    "Mark Hoss" wrote:

    > Is there any way to have Vista (Build 5384) recognize my Iomega ZIP drive?


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