You said the drive is seen in device manager. Does it show with a yellow exclamation point or does it show as functioning properly? When you said "no drive" do you mean it doesn't show in explorer? Have you tried to put a disk in and see if you can browse it? I'm thinking that, when I had an atapi Zip drive long ago, no special XP drivers were needed. I might also suggest using an 80 conductor cable and setting the jumper to CS (cable select) if you can. You didn't mention the service pack level of XP either. Shall we presume you're at SP3?
Why wont it work?
Data needs to be transferred between PC and vintage digital sampler, sampler only has zip drive or SCSI connection (no USB no sata) digital sampler ancient vintage technology.
No option to fit PC with SCSI, opt for fitting zip drive in PC planning to use physical zip disks to transfer data between the two machines (only option).
Atapi internal Zip drive fitted using IDE, set jumpers on drive as master, Bios recognises drive correctly, shows as: Master Iomega zip 250. . . . Windows XP64 loads. . . . .
No drive. . . . . Drive has power green light went on. . . . Check device manager. . device manager says drive is there! says is SCSI drive. . . ?
Install Iomega XP64 software (Not Iomegaware) Iomegaware does not support XP64, Iomega zip disk software does support XP 64, Iomega software says there's no zip drive, Software sees only SCSI not zip, will not work with SCSI only Zip. . . Software wants zip. . . . Software needs to see Zip not SCSI!!
Un install Iomega software drive appears!! even says zip!! says "Zip drive F" try transfer files to zip disk in "Zip drive F" whrrr sound from zip drive, files finished writing, new disk in, click zip Icon still see old files there, strange. . . . deleted old files, windows error mesg "Write fail", insert original disc, files not on disk any more. . . . XP thinks zip drive is hard drive!! cant understand disk being removed.
Switch machine on/off, now drive has disappeared, can't get drive to re appear now. software installed/un installed again, drive still shows only as as SCSI drive in hardware manager nowhere else, disabled drive enabled drive, still nothing.
No drive. . . . no point to life any more.
Girlfriend angry! why buy so many zip disks and drives!! Digital sampler needs data, cant provide data. . . without data sampler will die
XP Pro 64.
Internal Atapi IDE 250 zip drive.