Iomega recommends using a power bar to turn everything on simultaneously. If your Zip drive is not connected to LPT1, this may not work, and it doesn’t always come up with the optimal settings anyway. Versions earlier than 2. LPT1 is assigned to the port with the highest address, so setting the Zip’s port to use and the other port to use might be best. If you chain a printer to the passthrough port, then there’s a possibility that its drivers could interfere with the Zip drive’s operation. Retrocomputing Stack Exchange works best with JavaScript enabled. It could be Ppa3.

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Sign up using Facebook. Tomas By 1 Connecting the drive is easy, a parallel port is easy to add. If your Zip drive is not connected to LPT1, this may not work, and it doesn’t always poort up with the optimal settings anyway. Post as a guest Name. It probably isn’t the best approach in the OP’s situation, but it’s often helpful to know that a workable fallback plan will exist even if there’s no way to get drivers working on newer hardware. By clicking “Post Your Answer”, iomgea acknowledge that you have read our updated terms of serviceprivacy policy and cookie policyand that your continued use of the website is subject to these policies.

But there’s no harm in trying, so give it a shot. pzrallel

So it probably wouldn’t work using, say, a USB-to-parallel adapter. If you find that Int 13 unit is checked, then uncheck it, and reboot the computer. IDE support on modern motherboards is actually much harder to find than parallel support these days.


Sign up using Email and Password. However, some people have reported having printer-related problems after installing v2. It could be Ppa3. If the Iomega software installation can’t find your drive or if you don’t want to install the softwareyou can install the IPPI manually.

EXE program attempts to find the optimal settings for your system, but they can also be set manually.

View over of my fine art photos any time for free at DesktopScenes. If you’re using Linux, there is kernel support for the parallel ZIP diskat least on Intel architectures; if you’re willing to play with the dependencies, it might even be possible to compile the drivers on non-Intel architectures, but I make no guarantees!

Parallel Port Interface

Not responsible for any loss resulting from the use of this site. You should then be able to select the IPPI from its list of drivers.

Also, if you have more than one parallel port in the system, iomdga installation may go more smoothly if the Zip is connected to LPT1.

LPT1 is assigned to the port with the highest address, so setting the Zip’s port to use and the other port to use might be best. And be aware that the drivers for a device can interfere with a Zip drive’s operation even when that device is not physically connected.

While rather slow, the parallel port has the advantages of being mostly standard, and present on virtually every PC. If you’re using Windows 98then you may need to use Ppa3. So it seems to make more sense to use the SCSI bus directly?


How to Connect an Iomega Zip Drive With Parallel Interface to a USB Port on a Computer

Some systems won’t even power up if anything connected to the parallel port has been turned on first. Am wondering what would be the easiest way to connect an Iomega Zip drive parallel port version to a modern PC.

You could also power up the drive just after turning the computer on – before the OS begins loading. I cannot remember about the PP version, but the IDE one mentioned in another comment worked with early versions of Linux “out of the box”, no special driver installation. Originally designed only for printers, the parallel port turned out to be an amazingly flexible and universal interface for attaching a host of different devices to a variety of PCs. And there are a few more modes you could try: ErikF 1 If you set any of these manually, you should probably run some tests after rebooting to make sure your drive is functioning correctly.

The Iomega document that addressed these “disappeared” when they reorganized their website and it wasn’t up-to-date anyway. I’ve read that EPP mode may not work correctly if the parallel port is using address 3BC, so it would probably be best to have the port set to use either or