ARCHIVED: In Windows, how do I install my Iomega Zip drive?

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Windows Hardware Detection will not automatically detect your Zip drive when you connect it to the parallel port of your computer. You must install a driver for it. This driver comes with Windows 95 or 98. If you are using Windows Me, NT, 2000, or XP, you can find the driver on the Iomega CD that came with the Zip drive. The most recent version of the driver for all versions of Windows is also available at:

  http://www.iomega.com/software/index.html

You don't need to have the Zip drive connected to the parallel or USB port to install the driver. In fact, for all of its external models, Iomega recommends installing the driver before you connect the drive. If you have an internal model, however, you should install the drive first.

Note: Windows NT 4.0 doesn't support USB devices. Iomega has a driver that is supposed to permit USB Zip drives to work under NT 4.0, but UITS does not support this driver.

Installing the driver from a Windows CD

  1. Click the Start button and select either Control Panel, or Settings and then Control Panel.
  2. In the Control Panel window, double-click Add New Hardware. A dialog box will appear; click Next.
  3. Select No (you don't want Windows to try to detect your new hardware), and then click Next.
  4. From the "Hardware Types" list, select Other Devices, and then click Next.
  5. Now you can load the drivers. In the "Manufacturers" box, click Have Disk.
  6. In the "Copy Manufacturer's File From" box, type the location of the driver files on the CD-ROM:
      d:\drivers\storage\iomega
  7. Click OK. Then click Next to install the driver.

Installing the driver from an Iomega CD

Insert the CD into your CD-ROM drive; the installer program should run automatically. If autorun is disabled on your computer, double-click My Computer. Then double-click your CD-ROM drive and double-click Setup.exe.

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Last modified on 2018-01-18 10:42:50.

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