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MiraScan quits when I try to load it in an image-editing software, like Photoshop. Why?

I have an Acer ScanPrisa 640P with parallel port connection. I have recently managed to obtain the driver for the scanner, which was compatible with Windows XP. Earlier, my OS would not even detect the presence of the scanner. Since installing the new driver also did not help, I took the advice of a forum and changed my 'BIOS settings' so that the LPT port worked on 'EPP'. Now, I managed to get the computer to detect the scanner (it's still not present in the 'Device Manager' however.) Now, everytime I try to obtain an image from the scanner, the image-editing program (such as Adobe Photoshop and ImageReady) that I have open at the time closes immediately after the MiraScan splash screen is shown. It only seems to work in Microsoft Word, and even then the quality is not good. What's going on, and how do I fix it? Arghs, this scanner's causing me a lot of pain. =( Thanks for any help! =)

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Re: MiraScan quits when I try to load it in an...

Try the program compatibility mode I think these scanner were made for 95/98 DOS machines and did not translate to EXP because of firmware differences.

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Actullay, sir, i broughted this scanner systems about 10years old that time in pakistan win xp is not produce properly i have orignal cd of scanner but this driver the said cd valid for win98 and millinium...

How to make any Acer/BenQ/Vuego/Brisa parallel port scanner work in Windows XP (note: this procedure does not work in Windows 7 or Vista, only in XP):

Instructions for installing Acer brand parallel port scanners in Windows XP:
For this driver to work in XP you must install the MiraScan software then install the scanner manually.
Step 1. Download MiraScan v3.424 from the web:

Step 2. Unzip and install the Mira Scan driver that you just downloaded. After installation , system will suggest you to add a scanner
Step 3. Then, add an imaging device
Step 4. Then the Scanner and Camera Installation Wizard comes up. Click Next at the bottom.
Step 5. Then on Scanner and Camera Installation Wizard screen it will ask you which scanner or camera do you want to install? You want to go where it says "Manufacturer" and then click on "EPPSCANNER" and where it says "Model" it should say "color flatbedscanner". Make sure it is highlighted, also. Click on Next at the bottom.
Note: For additional screen shots of this procedure and installation procedures, please read the pdf file posted here:

The Screenshots show to be for Mirascan v3.423 but the procedure is same for v3.424
Note: Adobe Acrobat Reader is required to view or print this file.

Note: This solution does not work on all computers but many report success with it. The hang-up is caused from certain chipsets in the computer motherboard.

Sep 04, 2010 | Acer ScanPrisa 640P Flatbed Scanner

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I have Acer 640P Scaner, if does'nt work with

You need to install the Mirascan driver first and then install the scanner manually.

1.You need to download the MiraScan v3.424.

2. Unzip and install the MiraScan driver and it will prompt for an add scanner wizard.

3. Proceed with add an imaging device.

4. Then the Scanner and Camera Installation Wizard comes up. Click Next at the bottom.

5. On Scanner and Camera Installation Wizard,You need to select the option where you can choose a "Manufacturer". Locate EPPSCANNER. For the "Model" option, select color flatbedscanner. Proceed with the final steps of the wizard.

6. Restart your computer and then test scanner.

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Cable connectivity with my laptop through a "parallel to usb cable". My laptop has no parallel port but only usb ports.

make sure you follow this step :
1. install driver USB to Paralel port (LPT1) before the cable connected to PC
2. After the driver installed, install the cable - and it supposed to be detected
3. the last think u have to do is install the scanner/printer driver

if it is not work, i guess the problem is on the USB to paralel adapter, or the driver not installed correctly

Jun 01, 2009 | Acer ScanPrisa 640P Flatbed Scanner

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Scanprisa 640p driver

You can download your dirver here:

If your computer don't have parallel port you can add one.

This will fix your problem.
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Oct 15, 2008 | Acer ScanPrisa 640P Flatbed Scanner

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Acer ScanPrisa 640P driver for Windows XP

I have acer scanprisa 640p.Before i have 98 windows.Now i have in my computer XP windows.Now this scanner is not working in Xp Windows.Pls send me driver of XP.So that i can use in XP windows.I am very thankful to u.My E-mail Is

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