Question about Umax Astra 1200S Flatbed Scanner

2 Answers

UMAX Astra 1200S

I need a driver for this good scanner someone donated to us. The computer is an IBM with Windows XP Pro SP-3. It's almost 3 in the morning here in Nova Scotia. That means that I've been trying to find a free driver for 7 hours. As soon as I saw that one of you guys could help, I jumped on it.

good luck, Dave

Please email me a good or bad answer.

Posted by on

  • Thimk Sep 15, 2008

    We are a drop-in center for kids under grade six. It's a place to do homework, chat, chat lines, surf and so on.

    live well,

    Carol & Dave

  • Thimk Sep 15, 2008

    Robert, sorry about the typed nasties. I'd spent 7 hours trying to find a "free" driver for that UMAX scanner and I was seeing a pattern. Everyone of them promised Everything, ntil I had it downloaded. My friends say your outfit is upfront so I (at 03:00) was the problem. he good news is that I gave it to a vocational school just down the road. Without hooking up the device, the students are to diagnose the problem and write the cure. First correct answer gets the scanner.



    Thanks for not lashing back at us.



    Merlin's Castle Drop In Center



    Dave & Carol

×

2 Answers

Read Response 12 at this site. It may be the solution to your problem.


http://www.computing.net/answers/windows-xp/scanner-drivers-umax-astra-1200s/1306.html


Posted on Oct 10, 2008

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Brigadier General:

    An expert that has over 10,000 points.

  • Master
  • 5,158 Answers

Have you tried here ?

http://www.umax.com/download/index.jsp


Robert

Posted on Sep 15, 2008

  • Roberta Smith
    Roberta Smith Sep 15, 2008

    No intentions of that. I presume you were not able to find the driver at the site i gave you. Donating the scanner seems an honourable thing to do but i'll do some other research (despite your original comments) if you really want to keep it.

    I do share your frustration tho. I spent about 6 hours trying to find a driver for an internal wireless card for a laptop.



    Robert

×

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

My name is Terry Crisp, and i have a umax astra 1200 scanner and my operating system is windows xp. and it will not let me install the program from the disk that come with the scanner! Can you help Me?


first, do your have an existing antivirus? mcafee or norton? try to check the settings of your antivirus for it may be blocking your scanners driver and preventing it from installing your hardware.

Dec 06, 2010 | Umax Astra 1200S Flatbed Scanner

2 Answers

My UMAX Astra 1200s worked fine with Windows XP Since a week ago I purchased Windows 7 my scanner doesn't I need help to get it working with Windows 7. Pascualita Gonzalez 916-422-4694


Most of the time Windows drivers are backwards compatible. (one exception, is the 64 bit OS)
Try this site for fresh drivers, come back if this does not lead to a fix.

Sep 27, 2010 | Umax Astra 1220S Flatbed Scanner

1 Answer

How to download driver for umax astra 5600scanner?


If you can't get the generic WIA (or TWAIN, depending on the scanner) driver to work, you have an alternative option since you have Win7 Pro. Download and install the XP Mode from Microsoft (it takes downloading two items). Install the scanner to the virtual computer that you have created. You may need to save images to external media to share them between the "two" computers.

(I assume you already tried installing the driver with the XP SP3 compatability mode.)

I hope this helps.

Cindy Wells

Feb 08, 2010 | Umax Astra 3400 Flatbed Scanner

2 Answers

Umax Astra 1200S Scanner Problem - continuing the search


Hugh.

This scanner has quite a few issues with regards drivers and XP and is quite an old model. I spent a lot of time with UMAX when I first had one. mine resides in a closet for spares due to issues with XP. Mose so once you get past SP2. I too tried drivers either side of the model with no joy.

Sep 13, 2009 | Umax Astra 1200S Flatbed Scanner

2 Answers

Umax astra 1200s with windows XP


This particular scanner is a nightmare to get working with XP

When it does work it is also prone to random errors.

On the UMAX australia site I found the information I needed to make it actually waok at all.


Below is part of a very old email that I went through with Umax maybe that will help you ?

It is quite an old scanner though.


Sorted out by steps as follows. Disconnect scanner usb lead from computer / hub 1. remove ALL umax software as issued on the cd and any upgrades 2. shut down restart 3. run norton (not the one button but the win doctor) to clean up any loose ends (important but dont know why ? does not work unless this has been done ??) 4. shut down restart. DO NOT connect scanner 5. Install software from original cd 6. do any umax software upgrades (ALSO IMPORTANT ) 7. shut down 8. plug scanner back in. 9. power everything back up 10. do new hardware wizard thing 11 swap driver to correct one as per instructions on your site somwhere ? all working I just did the norton one button on a second machine and it did not work so did all steps again but used norton win doctor as per step 3 and all good it worked a treat on two machine so it appears repeatable.

Sep 11, 2009 | Umax Astra 1200S Flatbed Scanner

2 Answers

Vista driver for 1200S scanner


Install on Vista and Windows 7 using driver files from a XP installation. Copy the following driver files from XP: umax.inf, layout.inf, sti.inf, scsiscan.sys, sti.dll, umaxscan.dll, umaxud32.dll, umax.pnf (this may be more files than you need, but it works). Edit the umax.inf file to remove all by the 1200s/SCSI related sections (or copy it from below). Perform a manual installation of the 1200s and select the umax.inf installation file that you copied and edited. This worked perfectly. My Umax 1200s is recognized and works great in Windows 7.

Umax.inf:
; UMAX.INF -- Windows Still Image Setup File
; Copyright (c) 2000 Microsoft Corporation
; Manufacturer: UMAX DATA SYSTEMS INC.
[Version]
LayoutFile=Layout.inf
Signature="$CHICAGO$"
Class=Image
ClassGUID={6bdd1fc6-810f-11d0-bec7-08002be2092f}
Provider=%Msft%
DriverVer=07/01/2001,5.1.2600.0
[ControlFlags]
ExcludeFromSelect=*
[DestinationDirs]
DefaultDestDir=11 ; LDID_SYS
[Manufacturer]
%Mfg%=Models
[Models]
;no button will be supported on inbox UMAX driver.
%SCSI\UMAX____ASTRA_1200S_____V.DeviceDesc% = SCSI.Scanner, UMAX____ASTRA_1200S_____V

;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;
;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;
; Device section
;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;
;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;
;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;
; All SCSI scanner (600S, 610S, 1200S, 1220S, 2400S, 2200-SCSI)
;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;
[SCSI.Scanner]
Include=sti.inf
Needs=STI.SCSISection
SubClass=StillImage
DeviceType=1
Capabilities=0x30
DeviceData=Scanner.DeviceData
AddReg=Scanner.AddReg, SCSI.Scanner.AddReg
CopyFiles=Scanner.DriverFiles,Scsi.Scanner.CopySys32Files
DelFiles=SCSI.Scanner.DelSysFiles
ICMProfiles="sRGB Color Space Profile.icm"
UninstallSection=SCSI.Scanner.Uninstall

[Device.Events]
; These are events that this device supports - uncomment the events
; supported by this scanner and provide a description for the
; event and the name of the application to launch. The name of the
; application is the name which the application uses to register itself
; with the STI.
Event1=%EVENT_1%,{2DA39CE1-4F33-11d3-9859-00104BF5E7FA},%APP_TO_LAUNCH_1%
Event2=%EVENT_2%,{2DA39CE2-4F33-11d3-9859-00104BF5E7FA},%APP_TO_LAUNCH_2%
Event3=%EVENT_3%,{2DA39CE3-4F33-11d3-9859-00104BF5E7FA},%APP_TO_LAUNCH_3%

;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;
; Services (no meaning on Win9x)
;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;
[SCSI.Scanner.Services]
Include= sti.inf
Needs= STI.SCSISection.Services

;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;
; DeviceData
;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;
[Scanner.DeviceData]
TwainDS="WIA-UMAX TWAIN DS"
Server=local
UI DLL=sti.dll
UI Class ID={4DB1AD10-3391-11D2-9A33-00C04FA36145}
[Device.DeviceData]
Server=local
UI DLL=sti.dll
UI Class ID={4DB1AD10-3391-11D2-9A33-00C04FA36145}
; Flags which indicate which events should be recognized by the minidriver
; To recognize an event set the value of its mask to 1 to turn off an
; event set its eventmask to 0.
EventMask1=0
EventMask2=0
EventMask3=0
; The time interval between two subsequent activations of the event
; button on the scanner - If the time between activations is less than this
; then the event will be ignored. This value has to be specfied in milliseconds
; it must be larger than half a second and not more than 10 seconds.
DebounceTime=5000
; Enable polling for buttons event if 1
POLLING=0
; Enable Set Remote Wakeup (for LM9832/3, or LM9831 with updated EEPROM)
REMOTEWAKEUP=0

;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;
; AddReg
;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;
[Scanner.AddReg]
HKR,,HardwareConfig,1,2
[SCSI.Scanner.AddReg]
HKR,,USDClass,,"{92bf9f20-ca15-11d0-8350-bc0a6bbd28e3}"
HKCR,CLSID\{92bf9f20-ca15-11d0-8350-bc0a6bbd28e3},,,"UMAX WIA"
HKCR,CLSID\{92bf9f20-ca15-11d0-8350-bc0a6bbd28e3}\InProcServer32,,,%11%\umaxscan.dll
HKCR,CLSID\{92bf9f20-ca15-11d0-8350-bc0a6bbd28e3}\InProcServer32,ThreadingModel,,"Both"
;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;
; Copy files
;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;
[Scanner.DriverFiles]
umaxscan.dll
umaxud32.dll

[SCSI.Scanner.CopySys32Files]
;scsiscan.sys
;scsimap.sys
[SCSI.Scanner.DelSysFiles]
[SCSI.Scanner.Uninstall]
DelFiles=SCSI.Scanner.DelSysFiles

Jan 12, 2009 | Umax Astra 1200S Flatbed Scanner

13 Answers

Driver download


download scnner 5600/5650 driver

Oct 09, 2008 | Umax Astra 6400 Flatbed Scanner

1 Answer

1200s scanner


you can download it here

http://drivers.softpedia.com/get/SCANNER-Digital-CAMERA-WEBCAM/UMAX/UMAX-Scanner-Astra-1200S-243.shtml

Mar 21, 2008 | Umax Astra 1200S Flatbed Scanner

2 Answers

Vista driver for 1200S scanner


at the moment it seems no im afraid they run for mac ops to windows up to xp only.http://umax.com/download/index.jsp
you could email them and enquire will they be releasing a vista driver soon or intend to do so .

riz.

Nov 19, 2007 | Umax Astra 1200S Flatbed Scanner

Not finding what you are looking for?
Umax Astra 1200S Flatbed Scanner Logo

Related Topics:

425 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Umax Scanners Experts

Cindy Wells

Level 3 Expert

4761 Answers

Mohan Sriraman
Mohan Sriraman

Level 2 Expert

490 Answers

Les Dickinson
Les Dickinson

Level 3 Expert

18304 Answers

Are you an Umax Scanner Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...