Posted 25 March 2009 - 11:56 AM
Do you mean the solution of turning the drive off each time I power down the computer?
Well, yes, that does work, and that's what I have been doing, but my goal is to be able to power up with the drive attached and on. I attached this drive to my desktop and hoped to use it as a storage drive for all 3 computers on my network. And, I can use it as such, but I have to power it down prior to starting my desktop (so it will boot), then I have to power it up and then I have to go back into the properties for the drive to make it a shareable drive, again. Wouldn't bee too bad, but I try to power down all computers in the house each day (think green).
So, the Iomega web site suggested an upgrade to the BIOS. I went to Gateway, found an upgrade for my system (and it even mentioned that one of the updates pertained to large volume USB drives). The motherboard is a Midway and the current BIOS is .15A.0043.P7 (I don't remember the first 4 or 5 - 84865 or something? The one from gateway was .15.0066.P7. I also found one in Intels' website that was close but MUCH newer (.86A.00??.P25).
I downloaded both of these. The one from Intel was an all in one, one step BIOS upgrade. Double click, and the program takes over. Restart and your all set. Sounded GREAT, so that's what I did. Of course, it didn't work. Message about "not able to complete the task" or something.
Then, I read the instructions about the gateway option. Had to create a win98 boot disk and then add some files to the disk (iflash.exe, for one). Then, reboot and run iflash.exe. Again, it was supposed to walk me through the ne BIOS install. After running iflash.exe, I got an error message that said something like "this system cannot be flashed".
So, I came here hoping for someone who may know more about this than I do. That's the rest of the story........
If you have any thoughts, please let me know.