Hi everyone, looking for some insight here. I have an Iomega Zip Drive and for some odd reason it is Sooooo Damned slow in transferring data, being opened in explorer, anything. Here are my System Specs: Asus P4T-E Mainboard, Bios 1005 1.6Ghz P4 512MB RDRAM 40GB Seagate Barracuda ATA 100 HDD Leadtek Winfast GeForce3 Hercules Game Theater XP Sound Card Generic 56X CDRom Plextor 24/10/40A CDRW Windows XP Professional with all Updates installed. I have NO other problems with this system....it is so smooth it's like plastic sheets covered in baby oil and ROCK solid, but everytime I try to access a file or folder on the Zip Drive it slows to a crawl. I want to COMPLETELY turn of the multimedia search function as well but I think I can figure that one out...if not I'll be back. I have set my parallel port to EPP in the BIOS as EPP+ECC seemed to make it slower under Windows 98 on the same system, but maybe I should change it back now that I'm running XP and see if that makes a difference. My printer is USB so there's no conflict there with the pass through port. Write Caching has been disabled by Windows and does not give me the option to enable it. I cannot tell what mode it is running in either. I also did not install Iomega's drivers (v 3.1) as my last experience with Iomega drivers and an internal Zip 250 on XP resulted in me having to reformat and reinstall XP. I just let windows use its reference drivers for it. Who else has a Parallel Zip 250 and how does it run? What settings do you have enabled in XP or your BIOS? I'm stumped and Iomega Support has not been good.