Visioneer 9120 crap

Discussion in 'Scanners' started by iptide33, Sep 13, 2004.

  1. iptide33

    iptide33 Guest

    Anyone else found any running or installation problems with this thing, or
    am I just unlucky?


    So far, after having it 3 weeks, I'm in the process of re-installing it for
    the th (yes sixth) time on my machine. Why?. Well it's not an impressive
    history.

    Mainly, after a painful instal, and effective functioning for a while. it
    had suddenly and for no apparent reason on a new re-boot
    a) offer no 'scan' option after previewing, resulting as often as not in a
    total system freeze (WIN 98SE),
    b) offered a totally garbled preview picture,NOT corrected by any re-boots
    (yet another re-intal required from scratch)
    c) failed to even re-instal without freezing my whole system needing a
    detiled de-frag.


    Even when installed, the associated peprport software must be the most
    user-unfriendly and non-intuitive stuff I've ever encountered ..

    Why for example are you obliged to save any files into pre-ordained
    directories ('My Paperport etc', and not a directory of your own choice on
    the drive?

    Why in heavens name do you have graphics-manipulating software that doesn't
    even give you the choice of a simple vertical or horizontal flip (very
    basic essentials available on loads of freeware programs.

    I've got plenty demanding software on my machine, had a previously
    installed Canon scanner without hitch, and knowe that my own installation
    was as 'per instructions'.

    What is it with this machine... I'd rather have a virus.

    Iptide
     
    iptide33, Sep 13, 2004
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  2. iptide33

    iptide23 Guest

    Follow-up

    Sorry for the spelling errors last post

    I was so fed up with this visioneer crap I didn't bother with any spelling
    check

    My verdict remains.. this scanner has been bad news from the start for me

    Just wondering if I'm somehow unlucky

    Iptide
     
    iptide23, Sep 13, 2004
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  3. iptide33

    Gene Hora Guest

    You may have a limited version of Passport, but I know the full versions
    from 7.0 to 9.0 allow rotation Left/Right/Half turn (180). However, this
    must be performed in single-page view, not the desktop view.

    Default directory: Although Paperport doesn't have a "preference" setting
    to set default directory paths (at least that I could ever determine), it
    does have an option to open in the last used folder. Also if you select
    "Save as" for an image, future "Save as" entries also open in the same
    folder until changed. This may be of some help.

    As to installation my scanner required it NOT be connected before installing
    the software -- is that the problem?
     
    Gene Hora, Nov 8, 2004
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