long saga of my (losing) battle with a 3 months old Iomega
ZIP drive is coming here.
Steve Gibson has developed a FREE
program for data recovery after a CIH virus attack.
Drive Recovery: The CIH virus erases the first 2,048 sectors
(1 megabyte) of each of the system's non-removable and writable
disk drives. While this is certainly troublesome, the damage
is very often 100% reversible and recoverable! (This is
especially true if the drive contained multiple partitions,
since only the first partition was truly damaged..)
few cautionary links about ZIP's and the "Click of
Death". Also known as COD. Steve
Gibson's homepage also offers a freeware program to
inspect your ZIP disks and drive for signs of COD.
is a list of links pinched off Steve's page:New Class action
- Iomega sued over Zip drive noise by Reuters, Special to
CNET News.com, September 18, 1998.