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By galehickey2 ·
I have a S3 Graphics ProSavage adapter-WINME OS. My display started acting strange at the same time I put a zip drive in (external). Went into Device Manager and seen the driver was a S3 driver. This is where the problems started. Went into control panel and opened up "Add New Hardware"-the entire screen filled with a ton of colors and froze. Looked like a kaleidoscope.Turned the pc off and rebooted. Same thing happened. Is it possible for a conflict to happen between the zip drive and the graphics card?

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by TheChas In reply to display adapter

It's not so much a device driver conflict, as it is poor code from IOMega.

Many IT pros have sworn-off using ANY IOMega products based on bad experiances with IOMega software and drivers.

My first question, is what do you plan to use the ZIP drive for?
If it is for personal file backups and transfers, I suggest that you forget the ZIP drive, and use a CD-RW drive.
Just compare the cost of ZIP disks, and blank CDs, and you will understand why.

If you need to be compatable with anothersystem that only has ZIP, then I quess you need to get the ZIP drive working.

Can you boot into safe mode?
If so, does the display work?
If so, set the display to the standard 16 color 640*480 resolution mode, and reboot.

If you can re-boot into normal mode, and your system works, do the following;
Update / Re-install the drivers for the motherboard / chipset on your PC.

Install DirectX 8.1 from Microsoft

Update the S3 driver.
Either from the graphics card mfg, or from www.s3graphics.com

Download and install any patches and updates from IOMega for the ZIP drive.

Best of wishes.

If your display is still messed up in safe mode, you best option is to install the hard drive as a slve in another PC and backup your files.
Then, format the drive and start over.

If your display functions in safe mode, but still is bad in normal mode, then see if you can use add/remove software to un-install the ZIP drive software.

Chas

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by brian In reply to display adapter

I am one of those who has sworn off the use of Iomega software because of how badly it botched my machine.

I have Windows 2k. So I had a different problem
My machine wouldn't even boot...

Try going back to an old restore point (in the systemtools folder) and then unistall the iomega driver using add remove programs in the control panel.
Uninstall Iomega Software using the control panel

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If you must use the Zip drive -
This enables you to use it without installing Iomega -----ware

Go to the device Manager and
select LPT Port/Port Settings/
check box to enable legacy support.
(I believe this works in ME)

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