First of all, you may have noticed that I changed Iomega to Imation. The external portable LS120 drive that I have is an Imation product not Iomega as I originally thought. It is USB.
I will explain what I did. Maybe you can make some suggestions.
I first took the IMATION EXTERNAL USB LS120 drive and connected it to my newer Dell XPS which runs Windows XP. The system upon booting found the new hardware and said that it recognized it and said it was working properly. So I took a floppy and put it into the LS120 drive. I clicked on the drive in windows explorer and the hourglass came up indicating that it was working. I waited for quite a while and nothing was happening. Essentially the system froze. I pressed control, alt, delete and the message for the drive was that it was not responding. I then tried to remove the floppy by pressing the eject button on the outside of the drive and nothing happened. I tried to right click on the drive in windows explorer and that would not work, the hourglass continued to appear. I finally clicked END TASK in the box. Windows explorer then would not work.
I then decided to turn the computer off and then on. When the computer came back on, windows would not boot and I ended up with a completely black screen, nothing on it at all. At that point, I removed the USB plug for the LS120 drive from the computer. Immediatedly I got a blue screen which explained that the computer did not open windows in order to avoid any damage to the system. The blue screen ended up saying that if this is the first time that this has happened, hit enter. I did and windows booted without any further problem. The diskette that I put into the external LS120 drive is still in the drive and I cannot get it out by pushing the button as I normally do. This ended my trying to connect that drive to the system.
I then proceeded to remove the internal LS120 Drive from my old computer which is a Gateway G6-300 (300MHZ). The Gateway is running Windows 95B with USB support and I purchased it with the LS120 factory installed. I thought that I would put it into my newer DELL XPS. When I tried to connect the internal LS120 drive to the DELL I found that the pins on the back of the internal LS120 were not the same configuration as the ribbon plug on the Dell. End of attempt.
I think that just about covers what I did and I am not sure that there is any more that I can. The black window and then the blue window are indimidating to me and I am afraid to do any more on my own for fear of messing up my computer. What do yo think?
I can tell you that I did try previously, when I got my new DELL to install the drivers with the disc that came with the external IMATION LS120 drive and I got an error message saying sort of like XP does not support that drive.
Thanks for your help and interest. It is really appreciated.