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zip drive (internal) connecting

By docter dave ·
Working in a school enviroment: Was given 30 computers with zip drive. Removed one and wanted to install on computer at desk(compaq)
Not having much luck..looking for suggestions. currently hd on primary/master, cd secondary/master and zip secondary slave. Can't get to read.
Note: windows 98 (doesn't pick up new hardware) Have change the jumper everywhich way, change cd to slave and zip to master.
looking for suggestions.

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by McKayTech In reply to zip drive (internal) conn ...

It sounds like you've done everything I would do. I currently have a Windows98 machine with the HDD on primary master, a CD-ROM on secondary master and the Zip drive on secondary slave. From the moment of birth, it was a painless installation and Windows98 recognized it right away.

Any chance of hardware failure?

paul

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by siis In reply to zip drive (internal) conn ...

Is the BIOS detecting the drive? Check CMOS to be sure the BIOS is searching for both the master and slave to the secondary controller. (Set both to auto). Had some trouble once with a system detecting an internal zip. Simply had to flash the BIOS to the latest revision for the system to even find the drive.

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by phil In reply to zip drive (internal) conn ...

Like the above answer, make sure that your bios isn't set to none. I had the same problem with an asus board. I set the zip to master the cd to slave, turned on the secondary master and slave in the bios to auto and then it detected it.
Good luck

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by Bill Sprouse In reply to zip drive (internal) conn ...

Try zip on secondary with no other drives. Move CD to primary/slave or leave out temporarily. Sometimes drives from different manufacturers don't coreside on an IDE port well. If system still won't see the zip drive then I would say the drive is having problems. Try getting another zip drive from one of the 29 other machines. If problem persists, let me know what kind of Compaq your putting this in and I might be able to help further.

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by Radovan In reply to zip drive (internal) conn ...

The single problem is in the name of the machine COMPAQ. You will need to find Compaq configuration program to modifie bios to recognize your ZIP drive.

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