Mustek/XP installation

Discussion in 'Scanners' started by Kryos, Aug 3, 2003.

  1. Kryos

    Kryos Guest

    Mustek 1200 ED. Downloaded the 2000 driver from their site, edited the
    registry, and installed the driver. This should allow this combination to
    work but XP does not see the hardware and I cannot install.
    Any help here?
     
    Kryos, Aug 3, 2003
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  2. Kryos

    user Guest



    Mustek 1200 ED?????? Are you sure the model is correct? I have a 1200
    III EP that is working on Windows XP.

    Ken
     
    user, Aug 3, 2003
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  3. Kryos

    user Guest

    I am not sure exactly what model you have because I was unable to find
    a reference to that model on Mustek's web site. Is this model a
    parallel port model? Is the port detected if it is?
    I attached my model to a second parallel port on a PCI card because
    parallel port scanners often have problems sharing the port with a
    printer. During the installation of the second parallel port, XP
    cautioned me that the driver and hardware had not been tested by MS and
    that it might not work. I installed it in spite of the warning and it
    worked fine.

    Ken
     
    user, Aug 3, 2003
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  4. Kryos

    user Guest

    These parallel port scanners are very temperamental and I think the
    software from Mustek is not well written either. Recently a neighbor
    woman had all kinds of strange behavior from her scanner and printer
    even though each was on a separate parallel port. I searched for some
    remnant in the Win 98 INI. files or registry to see if I could spot some
    explanation for the behavior. What I found was that even though the
    correct LPT port was designated for each device at this time, a second
    listing for the other port was still there from when their (scanner and
    printer) ports were reversed. Once deleted the strange behavior went away.

    Since you don't sound like you had such a situation in the past with
    two ports, the above will probably not apply. My advice would be to
    remove the software related to the scanner, and make sure the printer
    works on your port. That of course will establish that the port is
    functioning properly. Next I would search the registry for any mention
    of LPT and remove all entries associated with the scanner or its
    software. Once that was done I would re-install the scanner and its
    software.

    Ken
     
    user, Aug 4, 2003
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