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Scanner won't work on XP

I have tried everything to get scanner to work especially the TPU, but smart panel doesn't function and says TWAIN not functioning.It works with windows graphics programme but not TPu Contacted Epson who said untick first 5 programmes, which worked for a time, but it has stopped again.

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Hello... It appears that it's not an uncommon problem. One workaround would be to use the "Scaner and Camera Wizard" that comes with Windows. You can find it in XP in the start menu-accesories. In win7 you press the start button and type scanner, you will have a list of programs, documents and other files related to the scanner, use the first one it finds. The only draw back is that you won't be able to use some functions, can't tell you which as i don't have the device.What windows version are you using?

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I want to upgrade my Epson Perfection 1200 Photo flatbed scanner so I can use it in Windows XP

Are you talking normal XP or something more specialist...If normal just download the twain driver from the epson site. I cannot get the copy utility to work but the twain give you the functionality to scan. Following the other threads here I have been able to get this scanner two work even better on 64bit Vista

Jan 05, 2010 | Epson Perfection 1200 Photo Flatbed...

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Error message cannot find twain source and toolbox

Have you tried deleting the scanner from add/remove hardware under control panel? If not, try disconnecting it from the computer, then try deleting it, then retry the install one more time.

Aug 19, 2009 | Canon CanoScan LiDE 30 Flatbed Scanner

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Have lost my epson smart panel original software

Hi, don't worry, just download this tool Driver Update Software and follow the instructions. Cheers

Apr 11, 2009 | Epson Perfection 2450 Photo Flatbed...

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Twain driver

Where can I get a twain driver for Canonscan N650U to work with my windows XP

Jan 06, 2009 | Canon CanoScan N650U Flatbed Scanner

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Genius and Vista

There are two common ways to software-connect scanners
to windows:

1) The TWAIN driver interface
2) The WIA (Windows image acquisition) driver interface

WIA is a driver interface native to Windows:

TWAIN is a driver interface specific to each scanner

Most new scanners should support both driver interfaces !

TWAIN is preferable, if you can find it, because it is tightly
coupled to the scanner's hardware design, and therefore offers
more functionality, which is hardware specific.

WIA, on the other hand, is more generic.
It will work with many different scanners, but with reduced
functionality, especially in the tools and setting available within
the scanner control window that pops up every time you try to
scan a document from within an application.

If you cannot find TWAIN, you may have to settle for WIA.
(if it will run with your hardware)

This biggest problem, of course, is VISTA itself, and it comes
in two flavors, depending on your computer CPU:
64-bit and 32 bit.

64-Bit Vista drivers are the hardest to find.
32-Bit Vista is a DOG, because the software is too bloated
to run on a 32 bit machine.

Fancy colors and GUI not withstanding, 100% of the added
"new functionality" within Vista is for the benefit of Microsoft
and the scumbags running Hollywood. Vista hi-jacks your
expensive hardware resources and slows down "YOUR"
machine at "YOUR" expense to promote Microsoft's
insestuous relationship with the Sony movie studios and
the RIAA.

I strongly recommend to all my clients to stick with XP for
now, and avoid Vista like the plague.

I do !


Jul 12, 2008 | Genius ColorPage Vivid Pro II Film Flatbed...

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"Unable to open TWAIN server" Please assist

For any device to work you need 'drivers'. It is difficult to find a driver for an old product with a new OS like vista. You can try to get drivers for XP or Win2000 and use them.

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May 29, 2008 | Scanners

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Twain driver for scansnap s300

The scanner can not be used with Twain.

3 TWAIN or ISIS® applications cannot be used directly.

Apr 12, 2008 | Scanners

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Unable to use film adaptor

Please do the following to scan slides or negatives in manual mode of the Epson TWAIN:
1) In the program you are working from, begin the scanning process. If working in full auto mode, as the scan begins you will see a message that reads TO CANCEL SCANNING IN FULL AUTO MODE AND SWITCH TO MANUAL MODE, CLICK CANCEL. At this point, click CANCEL, then MANUAL MODE.
2) You will now see all Epson Twain settings displayed. If the scanner has not previewed automatically, click the full page preview button (icon of a paper with one corner folded down).
3) Ensure the settings on the right hand side of the Twain are correct. For example, the DOCUMENT SOURCE for transparencies must be either TPU: COLOR NEGATIVE FILM, TPU: MONOCHROME NEG or TPU: POSITIVE FILM.
FILM here indicates that the item being scanned is transparent to light; this setting is also used for slide scanning. Positive indicates that the image is in true colors (ie the grass is green and sky is blue), whereas negative indicates reversed colors, as produced in some photo finishing processes. (If you are scanning a black and white slide in true colors, choose TPU: POSITIVE FILM as the DOCUMENT SOURCE and BLACK AND WHITE PHOTO as the IMAGE TYPE.)
If the DOCUMENT SOURCE is flatbed, the scanner will not activate the backlight in the transparency unit. If the DOCUMENT SOURCE is greyed out and you cannot select a TPU option, close the twain, reseat the power/communication cable connecting flatbed to TPU, then re-open the twain and try again.
4) Ensure the other twain settings are correct for the type of scan you are doing.
IMAGE TYPE should be color photo for all positive or negative color transparencies, or BLACK AND WHITE PHOTO for monochrome transparencies.
DESTINATION is unimportant, however you should select a RESOLUTION appropriate to what you plan to do with the scans. (There are no hard and fast rules for DPI. As a general guideline, if you are saving scans at original size, a resolution ranging from 400-600 DPI should capture enough information to faithfully record the image. If the slide or negative will be enlarged, you will need to increase this DPI accordingly. We have no guidelines on this; you will need to experiment and view the output to gauge the appropriate input DPI from the scanner.)
PREVIEW. If your scanner is doing an AUTOMATIC THUMBNAIL PREVIEW, the slides will automatically preview and appear in boxes on the left side. Here, you can select or deselect the slides you wish to scan.
If you recieve a message that the scanner could not find the film, click the CONFIGURATION button and uncheck AUTOMATIC THUMBNAIL PREVIEW FOR FILM, then OK, and try the PREVIEW button (page with corner folded down) again.
In this mode, you will have to manually marquee or crop the slides you wish to scan. Use the left mouse button to lasso one slide inside a box made of dotted lines, then click scan. Only the selected area will scan. Repeat this process (manually crop then scan) for as many slides or filmstrips are on the bed.
5) Click CLOSE once scanning is complete. The images will now transfer to the application in use.

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