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Umax Astra 1200S Scanner Problem - continuing the search

Hello,

(The below is dealing with UMAX Astra Scanner Problem with XP)

As part of the information I have gathered in regard to the above noted scanner, I was told that it might work with the Vistascan version 3.55
(vs355su.exe). I downloaded it and I get so far and then the system hangs at a place called something like "Creating Folders". It does not allow me to installl the whole program. Anybody ever come across this and figure a way to bypass the problem?

I just don't want to give up on a great scanner...

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  • jrbns Sep 13, 2009

    Hello and thanks for your response. I have tried that (software from a different UMAX scanner) and I was almost there but the system crashed because of a driver called PV8630.sys. With the Vistascan version 3.55, it installs a driver called UMAXDRV.sys and I get the blue screen because of it when it reboots the system, and then have to do a Restore to before having installed the UMAX software. Apparently UMAX have not updated the XP drivers for the UMAX 1200s, but there should be a way around it. Thanks.

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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.

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    I did figure out that it seemed to be a registry error which is why running Norton win doctor seemed to fix the issue.



    Maybe if you have a registry cleaning program you could revisit my original answer and use that instead of norton ?



    Worth a shot if you must have this scanner ?



    My origianl answer woked in a repeatable way so I do know that win doctor fixed an issue in there but not exactly what it fixed.

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Why can't you download the drivers from the Astra site? You might have to get another model's drivers but at least it would be the same brand using the same syntax, which is probably why your scanner hangs as it doesn't understand the Vistascan syntax.
Good Luck

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