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    Question Zip 250mb Disks

    Ok, so I have had my zip drive for a while now, and recently some of my disk have become corrupted, so everytime I try to go and open the disk, it just stalls. Ive tried formatting it from command prompt but all I get is I was "Error in IOCTL call."

    Im wondering is there any way of formatting the disk so I would be able to use it again?

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    Do you get any nasty clicking?

    I don't know if click of death affected the 250MB models or not but it was rife in the 100MB ones.
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    Clicking? I cant say that i can hear anything, accept for the drive scanning the disk.

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    I know in the past drivers have been problems - so make sure you have up to date ones, then try the zip tools to format it.
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    I tried the latest zip tools no luck there. Couldnt find any drivers though, didnt seem that Iomega needed to supply any for win xp, so i couldnt try out any other drivers. Any other ideas anyone might have?

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    the click was just for the 100mb's.

    Try a large magnet and have another go, or scandisk / spinrite

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