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Umax astra 1200s with windows XP


Anyone know how to make this scanner work with XP. I have tried and tried and nothing seems to work and a lot of areas that may have had the proper software have been blocked or something.

I do so appreciate any help I can get there. Thanks!!

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  • jrbns Sep 11, 2009

    Hello,

    I appreciate the help but this does not really point me anywhere where I can fix the problem. I would need specifics. I was told that installing a driver called dtc3181x would help but I think this might only be for Windows 2000 or NT. I understand there is also a Windows updater called 2xxxupdater, but again, I do not think this is for XP. Software upgrades are not available for the Astra 1200s from the UMAX web sites.

    Again, would there be anywhere someone can point me to? Is it possible that software and drivers for the Astra 2500, for example, might work?

    Signed,

    Frustrated.

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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.

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    You are looking at a problem that is not easy to fix.



    If it were you can be assured I would have given you more to go on.



    My umax is in the storage cupboard just in case I need parts as once I got more Microsoft updates on computers it worked less and less.



    I do appreciate your problem but in my humble opinion you are facing an uphill struggle. Were I in your shoes and armed with the information you have I would be looking at something else if you really must scan.

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I replaced UMAX’s interface card with an Adaptec AHA-2940 PCI SCSI Controller although what Windows XP-compatible SCSI card you use is really a moot point, I suppose. Next I had to obtain a SCSI cable that had the desired length and appropriate SCSI connectors on each end.
After hooking it all up, powering it all on and rebooting Windows I ensured that the SCSI card was recognized in the Computer Management window. Using the XP wizard for adding a scanner (from Control Panel) I selected the choice for the UMAX Astra 610 and had Windows add that. When that was all done after restarting I discovered both the Astra 610 & Astra 1200S were listed in the Device Manager. I deleted the 610 and now use the remaining twain driver for the 1200S in all my scanner-compatible Windows applications.

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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
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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}
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EventMask1=0
EventMask2=0
EventMask3=0
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REMOTEWAKEUP=0

;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;
; AddReg
;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;
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[SCSI.Scanner.AddReg]
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;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;
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