Posted 05 March 2008 - 12:28 AM
I have an Epson 2580 scanner that had to be uninstalled and re-installed every few uses so many times that the installation discs finally stopped working.
I go the drivers for 98SE from the Epson web site. They worked for years.
I now have Vista. The 98 SE drivers actually worked the first time. Then the scanner did what it has always done after a few uses -- nothing -- and I downloaded the Vista drivers, did a clean uninstall, and loaded them.
Now, on each attempt, one or more of the six unzipped installation folders stops before the installation process can complete.
In the meantime, every dialog box I see tells me that everything is good to go until I click on the desktop icon. Then Vista tells me that the scanner has stopped working, and offers nothing in the way of possible solutions.
I love it -- the 20 MB driver folder install process stops about two thirds of the way through to ask me if I want to continue. If I click "no," the install process continues anyway, and the green progress bar never does make it to the end of the window.
Is there a way to make the thing work again? Is there a solution besides buy another scanner? That is not an option. I don't have money to throw at problems like this, and long ago ran out of time to deal with them.