connecting an Epson Expression to a Windows PC

Discussion in 'Scanners' started by Nick Wedd, Nov 1, 2006.

  1. Nick Wedd

    Nick Wedd Guest

    I have an Epson Expression 1640XL scanner, connected to a Windows XP PC
    by a USB cable. I like using the Epson software, and want to continue
    using it.

    If ever I unplug the USB cable and plug it in again, the Epson software
    stops working If I try to use it, it says "Epson Scan cannot be
    started". I know that everything is still working, because I can still
    drive the scanner via Windows' Settings - Control-Panel - Scanners and
    Cameras. But toget the Epson software to work again, I have to do the
    following, in the right order:
    uninstall the Epson software
    delete the Epson software
    uninstall the scanner driver
    unplug the USB cable
    power down the PC
    switch off the scanner
    and then, in the right order:
    download the Epson software
    install the Epson software
    install the scanner driver
    plug in the USB cable
    boot the PC
    switch on the scanner

    By the time I have done all this, maybe half a dozen times to find the
    right order of moves, I am in a bad mood, and forget to right down what
    the right order was. So, my questions:

    Does anyone know what the right order of moves is?
    Or better, is there a way to bypass this entire procedure, and tell the
    Epson software to stop whinging and just do its job?

    Nick Wedd, Nov 1, 2006
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  2. Nick Wedd

    Nick Wedd Guest

    Yes, that was one of the things I tried. It didn't work.
    Yes, I did. But it seems that that was my mistake. My son has now got
    it all working smoothly for me - he started by deleting the latest
    version of the software, and reinstalling the version that came on the
    CD with the scanner, a couple of years ago. Now I can unplug and
    reconnect the USB connection, and everything just carries on working.

    Nick Wedd, Nov 2, 2006
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