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Epson 2580 Scanner Will Not Install

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#1 london92


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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.

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#2 garmanma


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Posted 05 March 2008 - 07:29 PM

I really doubt that you're going to get that old thing to work with Vista for any period of time I don't use Vista to know if it has a Compatibility Wizard like XP does
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#3 wrinklymike


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Posted 09 March 2008 - 05:49 AM

I had te same problem with a canon scanner.

I resolved my problem by removing all refs to canon in the registry. Start regedit, edit, find then keep clicking find next untill all references to your printer/scanner are removed.

I then reinstalled the latest drivers and from Canon.

My software is canontoolbox, I right clicked the icon on the start menu and clicked run as admistrator.

After three days of loading and unloading drivers etc. it worked.

I make no claim that this will work for anybody else, but its worth a try.

Good luck


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