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scanner problems

by Bearster1 / March 26, 2006 1:30 AM PST

Hi. My Umax 1200s Scanner is not scanning. I get error opening source. The scanner has to be on prior to booting up. I've checked that. I have gone to control panel and tried to reinstall the scanner but it doesn't list my model... only the UMAX 610. My UMAX disc is not compatible with Windows XP. I think I was running Win 95 when I originally purchased it. I can't remember but I believe I got the drivers from Windows XP to get it to work or I may have gotten them from UMAX.
I have an AMD 1700 Athalon and am running Windows XP.
The Scanner is an older "97" UMAX 1200S SCSI device.
The last time I used it was 2 weeks ago

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Bear, Did You Save Those XP Drivers?
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / March 26, 2006 3:50 AM PST
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didn't save ....
by Bearster1 / March 26, 2006 10:57 AM PST

Unfortunately no, I did not burn the drivers to disc.
I get ''Error opening Data source ''

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by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / March 26, 2006 1:33 PM PST
In reply to: didn't save ....

...the link below might help:

Problem: Error Opening Data Source

The above link describes how to completely uninsall Vista Scan 2.X and 3.X versions including their Twain drivers. After doing so, you'll still need to find the appropriate upgraded drivers for XP for your scanner. It looks like there is a VistaSCanX CD version which can be purchased from UMAX. See the link below:

How to - Install the Astra 1200S on Win XP using VistaScan X

Knowing the version of Vista Scan that you're trying to update might help. I just recently ran down some upgraded drivers for the UMAX Astra 2000U scanner which was using the Vista Scan 3.5.1 version. Upgraded software and manual placement of a couple of files were required to get it running.

Hope this helps.


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