Whenever I try to look at a file in my Zip drive, my computer
is now saying:
Microsoft(R) Windows 95
(C)Copyright Microsoft Corp 1981-1996.
Not ready reading drive E
Abort, Retry, Fail?a
Current drive is no longer valid>c:
Drive E: is no longer valid.
That kind of problem usually happens when the printer cable is not
connected properly. The only thing is, I can't seem to fix that.
This is an IOMEGA ZIP 100 Drive (actually two different ones) running in
a DOS box under Windows.
I think I could make a good guess, in part. When I encountered these
errors before, and I have several times, the printer cable was not
securely plugged into the motherboard. But now this doesn't seem to fix
that, and I tried rebooting several times.
Incidentally when I run the IOMEGA DOS GUESS program (which I ran
originally) it tells me the drive has been given drive letter F: (which
means it recognized E:) and the computer locks up.
This happened after a screensaver went on (that sometimes causes
trouble) The computer froze and needed to be rebooted.
The two ideas I have are:
1) I filled up a little more disk space. When too muxh hard disk space
is used not all Qindows programs load. Maybe the full ZIP drive program
did not load
2) Something went wrong with my printer port, either mechanically -
peraps the cord got jostled out and this time don't vet plugged in - or
I am inclined to think actually the problem may be too much used disk
space. But now I am not sure how to back things up.
I anyway need to upgrade my computer - and now a store say that maybe
Compaq's power supply won't support two hard drives.