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Backup using Winzip spanning across zip

By Regizfan ·
Attempting to backup a directory 850mb to zip disks. When it gets to the point of changing the disks from disk 1 to disk 2, the zip drive will not eject the disk. I then attemped to manually eject using the software from explorer (which does in fact eject the disk). The problem is that that a blue screen of death appears saying that the drive was still in use (but the light indicating read/write on the drive is no longer blinking). The only way to recover is hard-boot. Any suggestions on how to have the disk eject, and continue on with the backup.

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Backup using Winzip spanning across zip

by stngfan1 In reply to Backup using Winzip spann ...

Try to update the Zip drive software and the Winzip program first. Win95/98 comes with a backup program that can span disks too. I use it here all the time with our network and floppies.

Look under Programs\Accs\System tools\backup. If its not there, install it from ADD/Remove programs windows tab.

I use a CD-Rom burner from NTI, it was only $129.99 from Comp USA. CDs hold more, are cheaper and can be read from any pc with a CD-Rom Drive, if you do a file copy instead of WinZip.

Good Luck
TM

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by Regizfan In reply to Backup using Winzip spann ...

The MS backup version failed when the first disk filled up.

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Backup using Winzip spanning across zip

by jmar In reply to Backup using Winzip spann ...

This is not a solution to your problem but a workaround. There is a freeware program, ZipCentral, that is very similar to WinZip but free. ZipCentral has the ability to create spanning files that are whatever size that you designate. This way youcan create the zip files first and then copy them from your hard drive over to your zip disks. You can download ZipCentral at this site:
http://members.xoom.com/zipcentral/
Hope this helps!

Jeff

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by Regizfan In reply to Backup using Winzip spann ...
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Backup using Winzip spanning across zip

by JDKline In reply to Backup using Winzip spann ...

You have a SCSI CD-ROM. Here's what NEC says about your drive:
"Device Drivers for SCSI Interfaces not sold by NEC Technologies

SCSI device drivers are specific for the host adapter being used, these device drivers are written by the SCSI card manufacturer. If you are using MSWindow 95, MSWindow 98 or MSWindows NT.xx check the SCSI card support as most major brands are natively supported under these platforms, if your card is not listed then you will need to contact your SCSI card manufacturer for the necessary drivers. If you need DOS/Windows 3.1x level support for your SCSI controller contact the manufacturer of the SCSI host adapter for the proper driver set for the model being used."

You need to have the right driver for your SCSI adapter. Once your SCSI adapter is functioning properly, you need to ensure it is configured and responding to the CD ROM.

Enjoy,
JDKline

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by Regizfan In reply to Backup using Winzip spann ...
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