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    Umax scanner for xp

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    by wakim ·

    I am searching for the driver for XP, I installed the driver v3.55p, but during the vistascan finding the scanner failed. At present I am working this scanner Astra 2000p in 98se without any problem though the scan image having yellow and green color. Can anyone help me in setting up so it can work in XP.

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    • #3116404

      Reply To: Umax scanner for xp

      by avlwiz ·

      In reply to Umax scanner for xp

      Parallel scanners and Win Xp do not get along very well. If you go to umax web site http://www.umax.com/download/index.jsp
      you can enter model and OS. It appears that V3.55p is the correct version on there site ($14.95) but I would venture to guess that it will not work.
      I had the same problem with an all in one from HP and ended up buying a new scanner.

      • #3116162

        Reply To: Umax scanner for xp

        by wakim ·

        In reply to Reply To: Umax scanner for xp

        Thanks for your reply I actually do not intend to go for a new scanner as I am not using frequently. That is why I am trying to installed the update for this scanner to work in XP, as I found some have succeeded in making it work.

      • #2525074

        ASTRA UMAX 2100U SCANNER

        by myersje01 ·

        In reply to Reply To: Umax scanner for xp

        I have the same problem with xp and the 3.55 set-up program. It is junk

      • #2525073

        ASTRA UMAX 2100U SCANNER

        by myersje01 ·

        In reply to Reply To: Umax scanner for xp

        I have the same problem with xp and the 3.55 set-up program. It is junk

    • #3116164

      Reply To: Umax scanner for xp

      by wakim ·

      In reply to Umax scanner for xp

      Further to state that I finally got the update file to work but when it start to proccess the file ( in Found New Hardware Wizard )a message saying “Cannot installed this
      hardware an error occurred during the installing of the device. The class
      installer has denied the the request to install or upgrade this device”. Now what does this message mean ? Hoping to hear from you all. Thanks.

    • #3117089

      Reply To: Umax scanner for xp

      by hal 9000 ·

      In reply to Umax scanner for xp

      With most of the Umax Scanners you have to buy the updated driver for the XP version they are not freely available for download.

      While I’ve never bothered to do this with a Parallel scanner I can tell you for certain that the SCSI ones work quite well. Instead of wasting your time why don’t you setup a Dual Boot option where you have 98 on one Boot and XP on the other so that way when you want to use the scanner you can boot into 98 and then use XP for your general work.

      If you do that remember to install 98 First as it must be on the primary partition.

      Col

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