Where to get a scanner driver

Discussion in 'Scanners' started by Princess Morgiah, May 29, 2004.

  1. Hi everyone,

    I have a Trust Imagery 4800SP scanner at home which used to be hooked up to
    an old Pentium PC of mine. It still is, but the Pentium is now running
    Windows 2000 instead of Windows '95.

    Recently I tried reinstalling the drivers for this scanner because I needed
    it again. After a few attempts (which failed), I still could not use my
    scanner so I turned to the Trust website for updated drivers.

    However, I did not find any drivers. What I did find was a nice little
    notice that my scanner could not be used anymore under Windows 2000 or XP!

    Does anybody know of a way to get this scanner up and running under Windows
    2000? I've tried a lot of different (related) drivers, but I cannot get it
    to work.

    Thanks in advance,

    Princess Morgiah
     
    Princess Morgiah, May 29, 2004
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  2. Thanks for your suggestion, but I had an old Windows 95 box, which I have
    now upgraded to Windows 2000. I needed it to be a W2K box to run some tests,
    now I wish I had left the '95 install.

    I could always go back after the tests, but I don't feel like going back to
    Windows '95.

    Linux drivers are also not available from the site, so that path is blocked
    as well.

    Princess Morgiah
     
    Princess Morgiah, May 29, 2004
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  3. I know I can't use them, therefor I'm looking for new (W2K) drivers.

    Although I have considered the option to buy a new scanner (given the low
    prices these days - my scanner was 450$ when I bought it), I don't feel like
    buying a new scanner everytime MS decides to change their driver plans.

    Besides, the scanner I now have is perfectly capable of doing it's job
    according to my wishes.

    Thanks for your reply,

    Princess Morgiah
     
    Princess Morgiah, May 29, 2004
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    tenchman Guest

    tenchman, May 29, 2004
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  5. You've got a point. But it's still going to cost me more to buy a new
    scanner, and that for a few scans I need to make.
    Well, the way I see it know I have two options:
    - face the music and buy a new scanner, which seems overkill given the
    amount of scans I need to make
    - go back to Win95

    The latter seems the simplest solution. Ghost the box, install Windows '95,
    Ghost that, scan, and make the switch. Or I could set up one of my machines
    again to run only Windows '95. Or buy another computer for Windows '95
    (Pentiums are amazingly cheap these days, a few bucks a piece).

    I guess I'll just go the new scanner route. Oh well, back to finding out
    which scanner suits me best :)
    I know, I didn't consider the scanner at the time because I was not using
    it.

    Thanks for the reply,

    Princess Morgiah
     
    Princess Morgiah, May 31, 2004
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    Roger M Guest

    In an earlier contribution to this discussion,

    Another option is to create another primary partition on your hard disk, and
    install W95 in it, and make it a dual boot system, defaulting to XP. That
    way, you can simply boot it up in W95 when you want to scan, without having
    to Ghost it off.

    Better still, create a further logical partition which can be seen by both
    OS's - then you can scan to a file in W95 but pick up the data in XP.
     
    Roger M, May 31, 2004
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