"old" Minolta Dimage scan dual & WinXP...

Discussion in 'Minolta' started by Mayhem, Sep 11, 2004.

  1. Mayhem

    Mayhem Guest

    I've just bough a old model dimage scan dual and I'm trying to get it to
    work under WinXP pro.
    One of the problems is that the person that I bought it of didn't have any
    of the software that came with it.
    I cannot find anything on the Minolta site either.
    Can someone here maybe help me out?

    E.
     
    Mayhem, Sep 11, 2004
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  2. I am sorry to say that this scanner does not upgrade to Windows XP Pro, at
    least from what I have been able to find.
    I am the original owner of the same scanner, Minolta Scan Dual, ( one of the
    first reasonably priced 35mm models available).
    Both my son and I have searched for ways to make this scanner work in XP
    Pro. He is a computer programmer and server specialist.
    Our conclusion, so far, there is no workable solution. Unless someone writes
    a program and makes it available ( perhaps on the web) then that scanner is
    relegated to the outdated column.
    I have the original software around someplace, but it will only work in
    earlier versions of Windows. We were last using it with a computer operating
    with Windows SE (connected via a SCII card) and it worked fine until the
    computer bit the dust.

    Matt D
     
    Matthew Dranchak, Sep 11, 2004
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  3. Mayhem

    Mayhem Guest

    Thanks for your advice.
    I have installed Vuescan but it does notr detect the scanner.
    Looks like I will have to setup a dual boot system.
    Now where did I leave that copy of Windows 98......

    E.
     
    Mayhem, Sep 12, 2004
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  4. Mayhem

    Rick Guest

    That's pretty ridiculous. Adaptec 2904 or 2910C
    cards go for something like $10-20 on eBay.

    Rick
     
    Rick, Sep 12, 2004
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  5. Mayhem

    Mayhem Guest

    And what good would that do?
    WinXP detects the scsi card no problem but when I start-up Vuescan it does
    not detect the scanner.
    I do not see how a different scsi card will change that...

    Also if someone knows where I can get a copy of the original Minolta
    software (application , not the drivers) I would appreciate it...

    E.
     
    Mayhem, Sep 12, 2004
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  6. Mayhem

    Rick Guest

    Hopefully it contributes the realization that the OP's time
    is worth at least something, and that setting up a dual boot
    system simply to avoid buying a $10 or $20 SCSI card is
    pretty ridiculous.
    The Minolta drivers aren't as picky. Any SCSI card with
    an appropriate driver will work.

    Rick
     
    Rick, Sep 13, 2004
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