Old Microtek Scanmaker E3


J

John Milner

Hello, I need to use the scanner in the subject with Windows XP.... which
driver I shall use? I tried the general driver from the microtek website but
it doesn't recognize the scanner... it says it can't find any scanner. The
scanner is connected through a Tekram pci scsi adapter.
Thanks for your help!
JM
 
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C

CSM1

John Milner said:
Hello, I need to use the scanner in the subject with Windows XP.... which
driver I shall use? I tried the general driver from the microtek website but
it doesn't recognize the scanner... it says it can't find any scanner. The
scanner is connected through a Tekram pci scsi adapter.
Thanks for your help!
JM
You may need the ASPI driver from Adaptec.
http://www.adaptec.com/worldwide/support/drivers_by_product.html?sess=no&language=English+US&cat=/Product/ASPI-4.70&prodkey=ASPI-4.70
 
J

John Milner


Thanks, I downloaded and installed the ASPI driver, but nothing has changed.
I've tried to install the scanner drivers from the device manager, but when
I open the .inf file I can't see any scanner model on the list, and of
course the microtek scanner test says there is no scanner connected. Does
anybody here have any experience with Scanmaker E3s and Windows XP? I've
also thought the scsi adapter to be the problem, yet it is correctly
recognised in the device manager.

JM
 
D

degrub

Try Vuescan.
1) it will likely work (check the supported list) and with less hassle
than Mtek's twain software.

2) Far better scanning program than anything Mtek put out (i use an E6)

Frank
 
B

Brooks Moses

John said:
Hello, I need to use the scanner in the subject with Windows XP.... which
driver I shall use? I tried the general driver from the microtek website but
it doesn't recognize the scanner... it says it can't find any scanner. The
scanner is connected through a Tekram pci scsi adapter.
FWIW, I've used an E3 on Win2k without problems, using the MicroTek
driver from their website. I've also had several times when the scanner
isn't recognized by the software -- symptoms just like you describe --
but they've all been traceable to SCSI-card issues even though the card
itself was recognized and purported to be working fine. In each case, I
replaced the SCSI card, and the problem went away.

One trick that I've found is to get a copy of the "cdrecord" software,
originally written for Linux but ported to Windows. (It's a free
download; google for "cdrecord" for a link.) If you run it as "cdrecord
--scanbus", it runs a diagnostic routine that gives you a list of
everything connected to the various IDE and SCSI busses on your
computer. I've never needed it for checking out CD-R drive problems,
but it's quite useful for determining if the scanner connection is
working. In all the bad-card problems I've had, the scanner didn't show
up on the list, and sometimes the list for that card didn't even show.

- Brooks
 
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John Corliss

John said:
Hello, I need to use the scanner in the subject with Windows XP.... which
driver I shall use? I tried the general driver from the microtek website but
it doesn't recognize the scanner... it says it can't find any scanner. The
scanner is connected through a Tekram pci scsi adapter.
Thanks for your help!
JM
John,
Are you talking about the driver at this page:

http://makeashorterlink.com/?X275316B7

?

Sorry I had to use that MakeAShorterLink service becaue the original
link would have wrapped about three or four times.
 
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