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Russell Carawan
Posted on Friday, July 6, 2001 - 11:25 pm:   

Have been unsuccessful in getting 100Meg ZIP Drives to work in an AMD System, using a Microstar motherboard with a VIA KT133 chipset. The drive works okay reading from it but as soon as I transfer a couple of files to it, it hangs up. My tech support guy tells me the problem is in the VIA chipset, and there is a downloadable fix out there somewhere but dont know where. Anyone have the answer to this prob?
Posted on Saturday, July 7, 2001 - 10:35 am:   

if you have a usb controller chip that's not up to date, then it won't work, i had the same problem with a fic board. iomega put out a fix in the driver, but it wasn't enough, i waited till the next version motherboard came out and it had the right controller chip to allow the zip t work properly. that is, if it's a usb zip drive. the 2.11 iomega drivers work fine for it. if you have an internal one, you should not be having any problems.

my board is a fic pa-2013 with an mvp3 chipset version 2.1 motherboard.
Posted on Saturday, July 7, 2001 - 7:48 pm:   

I don't do AMDs, but I've seen a lot of instances where the PII/PIII mobo manufacturer's BIOS updates mention fixing problems with internal ATAPI Zip drives. I've got a MSI BX Master, and I seem to recall something about a Zip fix in one of its BIOS upgrades. So, you might check MSI's site.
Posted on Saturday, July 7, 2001 - 8:04 pm:   

Hey. I found some sob stories, info + some alleged cures at VIAHardware site. Go to their forums, at and search on zip drive. Possible solutions range from a "3.11 IDE Miniport driver" to putting the internal Zip drive on a Promise controller.
Posted on Saturday, July 7, 2001 - 8:21 pm:

Since it's MSI board, try searching their forum.

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