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Under XP, service pack 2 and not connected to the internet. The Imation SuperDisk is parallel port model not a USB device.  It plugs into the printer port connector.

Eager to recover an old file off a Superdisk Imation 120 I tried to connect the drive to the old computer, where it was once installed.  Drive was not working so I uninstalled and installed again since the original Imation disk.

The installation seems to work and the display the message says that it has been installed successfully.  But when I try to use the PC hangs.  The device is not correctly displayed on the Explorer window - it says "diskette of 3 1/2 (b)" if I do a forced shutdown, Windows XP is up with terrible disk addressing messages to not be consistent, files not where they are supposed to be, etc..  But if I start in safe mode and uninstall the Superdisk, Windows XP is happy once more and does not seem to suffer persistent problems.

I tried to find a more appropriate (XP) or a more recent driver using my PC every day, but this product is obsolete for a long time.

There is a ReadMe.TXT file which involves potential problems with the device and the IRQ addresses, but I'm not knowledgeable enough to make heads or tales of what he says.  In part because it is written for older versions of Windows 95 or NT.

I suspect that it is indeed addressing conflict but have no idea how to go about fixing.  Here's what says the ReadMe.TXT file:


Overview of the Parallel Port

Parallel ports have traditionally been seen as "printer ports".
As mobile and external devices are becoming very popular, new
standards of port as Enhanced Parallel Port (EPP) in parallel and
Extended features (ECP) port are breaking the barriers of performance
and which allows operation at full bus speed.

Machines IBM-compatible supports 3 parallel ports.
Each parallel port has a unique i/o address.  The three commonly used
O/r address are 0x3BCh, 0x378h, 0x278h with two available interrupts
(IRQ 7 and IRQ 5). Systems not IBM as NEC 98XX have ports such as 0x140h.
and IRQ 14. These addresses are also called by the "logical device name.
some LPT1, LPT2, LPT3.

Normally, the first port is configured for 0x3BCh/IRQ7, the second at 0x378h.
IRQ7 and the third in 0x278h/IRQ5. However the ports can be assigned to one of
These three addresses. It is possible to set up a parallel port to share
IRQ, like most software does not IRQ use while using the port. However
interrupt the driver software as an external hard disk, cdroms, etc., may require that
IRQ for improved operation. Most of the systems on the market have their
first parallel port (LPT1) assigned 378 h, IRQ 7 by default when shipped.

The base address and the IRQ can be identified by the search:

a. in the CMOS settings.

b. with the help of MSD (Microsoft Diagnostics) in the BACK, the Device Manager under
System of WIN95, WINNT Diagnostics in NT

In some systems, the CMOS does not address basis nor the IRQ, but
Specifies 1 parallel to 3BC/IRQ7, 2 parallel for 378/IRQ 7 and parallel 3
for 278 /IRQ 5.

In some LPT1/378 systems options assigned LPT IRQ 7 and assigns LPT2/278
the turbine BP to IRQ 5.

Troubleshooting tips


1. the questions of recognition of parallel Port
The system has a parallel port EPP, but do not initialize in EPP.

The pilot of the shuttle initialize EPP only for parallel port basics set
to 378 h and 278 h. If the parallel port to which the device of the shuttle is
connected is configured to 3BCh, the driver will initialize not in EPP.

2. the driver fails to load or to identify the adapter. Pilot reports
"Error during initialization adapter, driver failed to load".

a. unplug the unit and set up the system.
b. Add the option "/ a" to the driver.
d. Save and reboot the system after the connection of the shuttle.
If this does not work:
Repeat steps a and b.
c. Type "/ DI/R2 /W2"
d. Save and reboot the system after the connection of the shuttle.

If this does not work:
Repeat steps a and b.
c. Type "which / / W2/R2 OF."
d. Save and reboot the system after the connection of the shuttle.

Configuration of the clashes often lead to problems that system or to prevent crash
the pilot of the shuttle from loading successfully. Make sure that other devices
installed in the system are not configured to use the same base port and the IRQ
values. A typical example is of sound cards that are popularly set to
Use IRQ 7.


1 Shuttle hard/removable disk drive and FDISK

To partition the hard drive or removable drive with the
The command FDISK, support INT 13 h must be activated.
Add option/b to the driver in the CONFIG. SYS to enable INT 13 h support
and re-start the system.

Run FDISK displays now the shuttle HDD as well.

Win 95:

1 uninstall or prevent a shuttle loading MPD

To uninstall the shuttle MPD in Device Manager expand SCSI
Adapters section, select the entry for the device of the shuttle,
Click on delete. Confirm when the confirmation dialog box appears and
Reboot the system to reflect the change.
The entrance to the MPD shuttle now will no longer appear in Device Manager
under SCSI cards.
The MPD is NOT deleted it has installed the path.
To prevent the MPD of shuttle loading, in Device Manager, expand
the item of SCSI cards, and then at the entrance of the MPD shuttle.
Click Properties and uncheck the box that reads Original
[Current] configuration.
Re-start the system, the MPD will not charge.
(This can be checked by the Red 'X' that will appear
alongside the MPD entry in Device Manager.)

2 assignment/Reassigning the drive letter of the device of the shuttle

In Device Manager, select the device from the shuttle by clicking on it,
Click the settings tab, change the drive letter appears.
Reboot the system to reflect the change.

3 shuttle MPDs running on machines not standard parallel port
Addresses basic or IRQ.

On machines like the NEC 9800 series, the MPD requires that be explicitly
with the parallel port IRQ and port values.
In Device Manager, expand the item of SCSI cards, click on the
Shuttle MPD, click Properties, select the settings tab and type
base port and the IRQ values as follows:
The prefix 0 x is required. YYY is the port of departure for example 140 and Z is the
IRQ 12 value for example.

4. the shuttle hard/removable disk drive and FDISK

To partition the HARD drive of the shuttle with the command FDISK, INT 13 h
support must be enabled.
In Device Manager, select the device from the shuttle, click on properties,
Check the box relating to Int 13 support and re-start the system.

Run FDISK displays now the shuttle HDD as well.

5. general controls and advice on improving overall performance

a. make sure that the configuration of the CMOS setting for the parallel port
and the setting in Device Manager is the same.
(b) ensure that there is no Port Base and IRQ comes into conflict with others
devices such as sound cards.
c. If the compatible parallel port EPP, ensure that the parallel port
in the system CMOS is set to EPP.
d. to step to the top performance of the system, in the Control Panel,.
Select system, select the performance tab, click file system.
ensure that the Performance is set to Full.
e. Select the Troubleshooting tab and make sure that writing it back
Cache is enabled. These are usually the default settings.


1. in the start of Windows NT does not recognize cartridge not
drive letter is assigned.

Windows NT will not assign a drive letter unless a cartridge has a
Signature of Windows NT.

Run Disk Administrator to place a signature of windows NT on the cartridge.



Thanks for the reply, Bill.  Looked at this site a couple of days.  They seem to focus on current products.

All is well now that I'm back to Windows 98SE on the old PC.  The Imation SuperDisk installed and works very well.  I got the files I needed.  The whole machine goes back in the closet now for 6 years!

Thanks to everyone who took the time to look at my question.

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