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#1 awaitingjourneysend

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Posted 28 January 2007 - 04:23 PM

I've had this scanner for over 2 years, from new. It used to work, but not for a long time. During that time, I've been replacing mobos, mem, hard drives due to power spikes and laying fresh OS images due to good ol' MS getting flustered, viruses, (power spikes?), etc. ENOUGH ALREADY of putting out fires!!!

With a new HD installed, I laid down a fresh image of XP SP2 and am reloading the drive with apps. I just put up new drivers for my hardware (yes, the scanner problem predates those updates) along with a new BIOS. So, I thought I'd like to get this scanner working again. Tried to update its driver with the latest for this model from Microtek, but I can't seem to install the new driver. In Device Mgr., I keep getting the message that it can't find a driver newer than the one already installed and its dated 12/4/01!!!

Has anyone else experienced this unique problem, i.e. - Won't scan past first INCH, it physically hangs, gives up and resets with no resulting scan!

Appreciate help from all comers.

Thanks, aje
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Posted 28 January 2007 - 05:45 PM

I understand your frustration..

Really, it sounds to me like you have some sort of mechanical problem in the scanner,

Try this just in case:

download the latest drivers from Microtek, and UNZIP all the files into a folder, such as C:\MT,

R CLICK, Properties on My Computer, select the hardware tab, click device manager, r click on the scanner, select update driver,
Select no, not this time, next, select install from specific location, next, select search for the best drivers in these locations, uncheck (Search removable Media), Check (Include this location in the search) click browse, and point to the folder where you unzipped the files , click next windows should find and load the drivers if they are XP compatible.

If this does not fix the problem I can loan you the Armys BFH to repair the scanner with.

(Just joking)

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Edited by oldf@rt, 28 January 2007 - 05:46 PM.

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Posted 29 January 2007 - 12:48 AM

Another thought--- some scanners have a mechanical transport lock try locking and unlocking the scanner.
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