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Scanner software isn't working and I need VistaScan to run the scanner.

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Vistascan 3.1

I tried to resurrect my Astra 1220P scanner to work with my WinXP Home machine. I began by calling UMAX, they told me I needed XP drivers and suggested that I purchase the VistaScan 3.55 driver CD for $18.00. They also told me to get a Parallel to USB Adapter Cable, which I purchased from Radio Shack. When the CD arrived, I went to work installing the cable & loading the drivers to no avail. The scanner does not appear in the Device Manager list under image devices or other devices, In fact, it is not anywhere in the list.
Of course the scanner does not work. I called them back and asked for assistance, they told me they could not guarantee operation of the unit using a Parallel to USB Adapter Cable...and sorry, we cannot refund the cost of the driver CD. Isn't that special - I was so looking forward to scanning some slides and film because I had previously purchased a Transparency Adapter.
Now I begin my search for a new scanner that will work with transparencies.
Anyone have a suggestion?

Nov 22, 2011 | Umax Astra 1220P Flatbed Scanner

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Umax astra 4400 driver for Windows 7 (64-bit) Help seash driver

To install driver for Umax Astra 4400/4450 on Windows 7 you need to do the following.
1. Install VueScan from - It is only need it for C:\VueScan\scanner.inf with list of drivers
2. Manually install driver from Umax Astra 3400 - You can follow these instructions to install driver manually [...] dows-7.htm
3. Install Umax Astra 4400/4450 software (VistaScan) for Windows XP - Can be found at
4. Reboot
5. Now you can scan using VistaScan (C:\VistaScan\Vista32.exe), but only the with flatbed option.

This solution is from Russian forum:

Oct 23, 2010 | Umax PowerLook III Flatbed Scanner

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My scanner is hpscanjet 3200c & my pc consederit umax astra 1220p

HP OEMed the ScanJet 3200C from UMAX. It's a Astra 1220P UMAX does not support this scanner anymore also HP does not but if you look around you will find file sj648en.exe from HP. This might work on your system, it's for upto Win XP.  I have been trying to get a USB to parallel to work with this scanner, so far so bad many many hours.

Jan 23, 2009 | Umax Astra 1220P Flatbed Scanner

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My Umax 3400 astra driver is not working in Windows Xp.

dowload vistascan vs375u (11,674KB) and open it you will receive 6 disks+1 disk german and 1 disk english. open the disk 1 and double click VSSETUP you will see a lot of DOS commands and at the end you will have VISTASCAN in the Programs Files ( Start--All Programs--VistaScan--enter) .
If Scanner test works O.K.
if not
- go to MyComputer right click,
- click hardware,
-click device manager,
-right click the UMAX Astra
-click update driver
-click "install from a specific location" Next "Don't search I will chose the driver to install"-- Next -- choose USB scanner (Not UMAX Astra 3400) --Next--
- you will receive a warning " continue anyway" finish
- Reboot.
open VISTASCAN Test it will pass now
good luck

Nov 29, 2008 | Umax Astra 3400 Flatbed Scanner

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UMAX Astra 1220P Scanner worcks not with ( or in) Windows XP Home Edition . I need a driver for umax astra 1220p ( work under xp o/s). Thanks for all help.

I believe that the HP 3200C is a very similar scanner, and the
HP parallel driver will work, try the following links:

I think you will find that the old UMAX scanner is extremely
slow over the parallel port, and the image quality is nowhere
nearly as good as modern USB-2 scanners.

USB-2 is orders of magnitude faster than the parallel port,
and a really good scanner costs around $60 these days.

You may want to try the Canon LiDE 80: It scans pictures
and film, it's good, it's fast, it's dirt cheap and I love it.


Jun 14, 2008 | Umax Astra 1220P Flatbed Scanner

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Umax astra 1220p for xp

I need the driver for Umax astra 122OP Scanner!

Nov 12, 2007 | Umax Astra 1220P Flatbed Scanner

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No cd

I would order both of them here
You cant download them.

Nov 07, 2007 | Umax Astra 1220P Flatbed Scanner

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Umax these are the drivers for the 1220P flatbed scanner, should work with XP and 2000.

Oct 08, 2007 | Umax Astra 1220P Flatbed Scanner

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Needing to hook up my scanner

You are going to need a 25 way cable a "Printer" type cable, A Male to Male, BUT with ALL 25 pins wired thru pin To Pin. This plugs straight into the "Printer" port. These machines often have a "Pass Through" port on them so ya can also connect to a Printer, however if ya printer is USB then it's NOT used. I found drivers below. driver/211491/ umax-scanner-astra-1220p- vistascan-3.55-parallelport-free-download.html

Sep 01, 2007 | Umax Astra 1220P Flatbed Scanner

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