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Impossible to boot from a USB Zip Drive (TTID #5)

Author: Kevin   Views: 24,890 /  Created: January 1, 2001
I received an email regarding using Symantec® Norton Ghost™ and an Iomega® USB Zip® drive on a PC for performing a complete system recovery. I decided to contact Iomega on the issue. The information I received from one of their technical support representatives was a bit disturbing. Apparently Iomega® fails to provide a way of accessing this USB device with a guest disk. Booting from the USB version on the Zip® drive is not possible, on the PC platform. So unless someone comes up with DOS based USB driver, the Iomega® USB Zip® drive is useless when it comes to this task.

02.15.2003 - Note: This article was written prior to when BIOS's came with the boot from USB option. If your BIOS supports boot from USB you may be able to boot from your USB ZIP drive.

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