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Connecting an older Minolta Dimage Elite film scanner to a newer computer running Windows Vista

I am trying to figure out how to connect and run an older Minolta Dimage Scan Elite film scanner to a newer computer running Windows Vista.

It's the Minolta Dimage Elite Film Scanner (here's a link showing the model
http://ca.konicaminolta.com/products/consumer/digital_camera/dimage/dimagescan-elite/index.html


Do I need to buy and install a SCSI board to connect the scanner andwill it run with Windows Vista?

I checked the Minolta/Konica site and it looks like it would only run on a computer with Windows XP and a SCSI crad?

Can you help?

Thanks

Paul Sampara
psampara@cogeco.ca

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Paul you might want to see if VueScan http://www.hamrick.com/ supports this particular scanner. It often allows older scanners to work on newer computers as it bypasses the Twain drivers.

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Will this scanner work on Vista or must I use in on a computer that has XP? How do I get it to work with Vista? Would it be easier if I got Windows 7?


You have to replace the original Konica Minolta driver with the custom one I have created below. Here are the detailed steps.

1) Install the Konica Minolta XP software in Vista/Win7.
2) Plug in your DImage Scanner into a USB port and turn it on with the door closed. It will detect and install the original Konica Minolta Driver.
3) Create an empty folder on you harddrive (for instance go to my computer, double click on the c: drive, then right click and create a new folder named newminolta).
4) Open windows notepad and copy the following into it:
; sonyscanners.inf -- Sony (Konica Minolta) Film Drivers
;
;
; Beta driver for Windows Vista and Windows 7 operating
; systems for all known Sony film scanners.
[Version]
Signature="$CHICAGO$"
Class=Image
ClassGUID={6bdd1fc6-810f-11d0-bec7-08002be2092f}
Provider=%Provider%
DriverVer=2/19/2011,3.0
[Manufacturer]
%Mfg%=Models,ntamd64
[Models]
; USB and SCSI scanners
"Minolta Scan Dual II" = USBScanner,USBVid_0638&Pid_026a
"Minolta Scan Dual III" = USBScanner,USBVid_0686&Pid_400d
"Minolta Scan Dual IV" = USBScanner,USBVid_132b&Pid_000a
"Minolta Scan Elite 5400 2" = USBScanner,USBVid_132b&Pid_0012
"Minolta Scan Elite 5400" = USBScanner,USBVid_0686&Pid_400e
"Minolta Scan Elite II" = USBScanner,USBVid_0686&Pid_4004
"Minolta SC-110" = USBScanner,USBVid_0638&Pid_0a15
"Minolta SC-215" = USBScanner,USBVid_0638&Pid_0a16
"Minolta QuickScan 35" = SCSIScanner,SCSIScannerMINOLTA_#2880___________
"Minolta Scan Dual" = SCSIScanner,SCSIScannerMINOLTA_#2882___________
"Minolta Scan Multi" = SCSIScanner,SCSIScannerMINOLTA_#2883___________
"Minolta Scan Speed" = SCSIScanner,SCSIScannerMINOLTA_#2884___________
"Minolta Scan Elite" = SCSIScanner,SCSIScannerMINOLTA_#2885___________
"Minolta Scan Elite 5400 Firewire" = SBP2Scanner,SBP2MINOLTA&DS_Elite5400&CmdSetId104d8
[Models.ntamd64]
; USB and SCSI scanners
"Minolta Scan Dual II" = USBScanner,USBVid_0638&Pid_026a
"Minolta Scan Dual III" = USBScanner,USBVid_0686&Pid_400d
"Minolta Scan Dual IV" = USBScanner,USBVid_132b&Pid_000a
"Minolta Scan Elite 5400 2" = USBScanner,USBVid_132b&Pid_0012
"Minolta Scan Elite 5400" = USBScanner,USBVid_0686&Pid_400e
"Minolta Scan Elite II" = USBScanner,USBVid_0686&Pid_4004
"Minolta SC-110" = USBScanner,USBVid_0638&Pid_0a15
"Minolta SC-215" = USBScanner,USBVid_0638&Pid_0a16
"Minolta QuickScan 35" = SCSIScanner,SCSIScannerMINOLTA_#2880___________
"Minolta Scan Dual" = SCSIScanner,SCSIScannerMINOLTA_#2882___________
"Minolta Scan Multi" = SCSIScanner,SCSIScannerMINOLTA_#2883___________
"Minolta Scan Speed" = SCSIScanner,SCSIScannerMINOLTA_#2884___________
"Minolta Scan Elite" = SCSIScanner,SCSIScannerMINOLTA_#2885___________
"Minolta Scan Elite 5400 Firewire" = SBP2Scanner,SBP2MINOLTA&DS_Elite5400&CmdSetId104d8
[USBScanner]
Include=sti.inf
Needs=STI.USBSection
SubClass=StillImage
DeviceType=1
DeviceSubType=1
Capabilities=0
[USBScanner.Services]
Include=sti.inf
Needs=STI.USBSection.Services
[SCSIScanner]
Include=sti.inf
Needs=STI.SCSISection
SubClass=StillImage
DeviceType=1
DeviceSubType=1
Capabilities=0
[SCSIScanner.Services]
Include=sti.inf
Needs=STI.SCSISection.Services
[SBP2Scanner]
Include=sti.inf
Needs=STI.SBP2Section
SubClass=StillImage
DeviceType=1
DeviceSubType=2
Capabilities=0
[SBP2Scanner.Services]
Include=sti.inf
Needs=STI.SBP2Section.Services
[Strings]
Provider="Sony (Konica Minolta)"
Mfg="Sony (Konica Minolta)"

5. Now save you new notepad file in the directory you created as sonyscanners.inf NOT as sonyscanners.inf.txt or sonyscanners.txt (i.e. c: ewminoltasonyscanners.inf)
6. Go to system control panel (may have to change control panel to classic view to see system).
7. Select Device Manager
8. Select Imaging Devices
9. Right click on Minolta XXXX (depending on model) and click on driver tab. Select Update Driver.
10. Select Browse my computer for driver software.
11. Select Let me pick from a list of device drivers on my computer.
12. Select Have Disk
13. Browse to c: ewminoltasonyscanners.inf and click OK
14. Click Next. Windows should now say it updated driver.
15. Run Dimage software with door closed. Wait for it to initialize and green light stops blinking.
16. Open door and insert film holder and start scanning.
17. If you are trying to use a Minolta 5400 with firewire in Windows 7, you have to change your 1394 driver to the legacy windows 1394 driver in order for the scanner to detect. Google for instructions as it's too detailed to add in here.
18. The above driver should relink virtually all known Minolta scanners (USB/SCSI/Firewire) to the Windows TWAIN driver so it will work with the legacy Minolta software.

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Why won't Minolta film Scanner work with iMac and OSX 10.6.2?


Hi
I bought a secondhand, nearly new Minolta Dimage Scan Elite 5400 a few years ago but never tried to use it until now when I tried to get it to work with my iMac running OSX 10.6.2. I uploaded the Dimage software but I cannot get it to recognise the scanner - any suggestions? Do I need to get updated drivers?

Feb 02, 2010 | Konica Minolta Dimage Scan Elite 5400 II...

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I am attempting to use my Dimage Scan Dual 4, with windows 7, but I receive an error 4 message, stating that the scanner connection cannot be confirmed. Any ideas? Ron


1) Install the Konica Minolta XP software in Vista/Windows 7.
2) Plug in your DImage Scanner into a USB port and turn it on with the door closed. It will detect and install the original Konica Minolta Driver.
3) Create an empty folder on you harddrive (for instance go to my computer, double click on the c: drive, then right click and create a new folder named newminolta).
4) Open windows notepad and copy the following into it:

; scanners.inf -- Test Vista Minolta Film Drivers
;
;
; To remove this driver and install the original
; manufacturer's driver, go into Device Manager,
; open Imaging devices, then click on the scanner name
; with the right mouse button and choose Uninstall.
[Version]
Signature="$CHICAGO$"
Class=Image
ClassGUID={6bdd1fc6-810f-11d0-bec7-08002be2092f}
Provider=%Provider%
DriverVer=3/12/2009,2.0
[Manufacturer]
%Mfg%=Models,ntamd64
[Models]
; USB scanners
"Minolta Scan Dual II" = USBScanner,USBVid_0638&Pid_026a
"Minolta Scan Dual III" = USBScanner,USBVid_0686&Pid_400d
"Minolta Scan Dual IV" = USBScanner,USBVid_132b&Pid_000a
"Minolta Scan Elite 5400 2" = USBScanner,USBVid_132b&Pid_0012
"Minolta Scan Elite 5400" = USBScanner,USBVid_0686&Pid_400e
"Minolta Scan Elite II" = USBScanner,USBVid_0686&Pid_4004
"Minolta SC-110" = USBScanner,USBVid_0638&Pid_0a15
"Minolta SC-215" = USBScanner,USBVid_0638&Pid_0a16
;---------------- Duplicated from [Models]
[Models.ntamd64]
; USB scanners
"Minolta Scan Dual II" = USBScanner,USBVid_0638&Pid_026a
"Minolta Scan Dual III" = USBScanner,USBVid_0686&Pid_400d
"Minolta Scan Dual IV" = USBScanner,USBVid_132b&Pid_000a
"Minolta Scan Elite 5400 2" = USBScanner,USBVid_132b&Pid_0012
"Minolta Scan Elite 5400" = USBScanner,USBVid_0686&Pid_400e
"Minolta Scan Elite II" = USBScanner,USBVid_0686&Pid_4004
"Minolta SC-110" = USBScanner,USBVid_0638&Pid_0a15
"Minolta SC-215" = USBScanner,USBVid_0638&Pid_0a16
;---------------- USBScanner -------------------------
[USBScanner]
Include=sti.inf
Needs=STI.USBSection
SubClass=StillImage
DeviceType=1
DeviceSubType=1
Capabilities=0
[USBScanner.Services]
Include=sti.inf
Needs=STI.USBSection.Services
[Strings]
Provider="Konica Minolta"
Mfg="Konica Minolta"

5. Now save you new notepad file in the directory you created as newminolta.inf NOT as newminolta.inf.txt or newminolta.txt (i.e. c: newminolta newminolta.inf)
6. Go to system control panel (may have to change control panel to classic view to see system).
7. Select Device Manager
8. Select Imaging Devices
9. Right click on Minolta Scan Dual IV and click on driver tab. Select Update Driver.
10. Select Browse my computer for driver software.
11. Select Let me pick from a list of device drivers on my computer.
12. Select Have Disk
13. Browse to c:\newminolta newminolta.inf and click OK
14. Click Next. Vista should now say it updated driver.
15. Run Dimage software with door closed. Wait for it to initialize and green light stops blinking.
16. Open door and insert film holder and start scanning.

Nov 28, 2009 | Konica Minolta Dimage Scan Dual IV Film...

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Where can I download a driver that will work in Vista for my Minolta Dimage Scan Elite 5400?


Unfortunately support for your model has been discontinued. The most recent driver is here

http://ca.konicaminolta.com/support/americas/scanners/dimage-scanners/dimage-scanelite_5400/software_drivers/drivers/ver115_win.html

but only supports officially up to Windows XP.

If the driver does not work in XP SP3 and Vista, this may be due to full system access being required by the driver and/or its ancillary userspace software.

You can either try running it as Administrator, configure for XP or 2000 compatibility, or if nothing else works, you may be forced to install VMware or Microsoft VirtualPC and virtualize an ad hoc installation of Windows XP SP2 with updates inhibited, in order to be able to run the scanner. In enterprise environments whole PCs are often set aside to run outdated operative systems in a controlled environment; you may do the same thing with only one PC and VMware.

Nov 07, 2009 | Minolta Dimage Scan Elite 5400 Film...

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Running windows xp pro, plugged in dimage scanner elite II for the first time, but computer cannot find device.


Hello,
You should first install the sofware that was shipped with you machine, before connecting it to the computer.

Hope it helps.

Aug 29, 2009 | Konica Minolta Dimage Scan Elite 5400 II...

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Driver


Second the Vuescan reco. That's what I use. OTOH, a dual boot machine with an XP partition can also solve the problem. A real PITA but feasible (I have one).

Jul 29, 2008 | Konica Minolta Dimage Scan Elite 5400 II...

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DS_Dual4easy software for VISTA operating system?


1) Install the Konica Minolta XP software in Vista/Windows 7.
2) Plug in your DImage Scanner into a USB port and turn it on with the door closed. It will detect and install the original Konica Minolta Driver.
3) Create an empty folder on you harddrive (for instance go to my computer, double click on the c: drive, then right click and create a new folder named newminolta).
4) Open windows notepad and copy the following into it:

; scanners.inf -- Test Vista Minolta Film Drivers
;
;
; To remove this driver and install the original
; manufacturer's driver, go into Device Manager,
; open Imaging devices, then click on the scanner name
; with the right mouse button and choose Uninstall.
[Version]
Signature="$CHICAGO$"
Class=Image
ClassGUID={6bdd1fc6-810f-11d0-bec7-08002be2092f}
Provider=%Provider%
DriverVer=3/12/2009,2.0
[Manufacturer]
%Mfg%=Models,ntamd64
[Models]
; USB scanners
"Minolta Scan Dual II" = USBScanner,USBVid_0638&Pid_026a
"Minolta Scan Dual III" = USBScanner,USBVid_0686&Pid_400d
"Minolta Scan Dual IV" = USBScanner,USBVid_132b&Pid_000a
"Minolta Scan Elite 5400 2" = USBScanner,USBVid_132b&Pid_0012
"Minolta Scan Elite 5400" = USBScanner,USBVid_0686&Pid_400e
"Minolta Scan Elite II" = USBScanner,USBVid_0686&Pid_4004
"Minolta SC-110" = USBScanner,USBVid_0638&Pid_0a15
"Minolta SC-215" = USBScanner,USBVid_0638&Pid_0a16
;---------------- Duplicated from [Models]
[Models.ntamd64]
; USB scanners
"Minolta Scan Dual II" = USBScanner,USBVid_0638&Pid_026a
"Minolta Scan Dual III" = USBScanner,USBVid_0686&Pid_400d
"Minolta Scan Dual IV" = USBScanner,USBVid_132b&Pid_000a
"Minolta Scan Elite 5400 2" = USBScanner,USBVid_132b&Pid_0012
"Minolta Scan Elite 5400" = USBScanner,USBVid_0686&Pid_400e
"Minolta Scan Elite II" = USBScanner,USBVid_0686&Pid_4004
"Minolta SC-110" = USBScanner,USBVid_0638&Pid_0a15
"Minolta SC-215" = USBScanner,USBVid_0638&Pid_0a16
;---------------- USBScanner -------------------------
[USBScanner]
Include=sti.inf
Needs=STI.USBSection
SubClass=StillImage
DeviceType=1
DeviceSubType=1
Capabilities=0
[USBScanner.Services]
Include=sti.inf
Needs=STI.USBSection.Services
[Strings]
Provider="Konica Minolta"
Mfg="Konica Minolta"

5. Now save you new notepad file in the directory you created as newminolta.inf NOT as newminolta.inf.txt or newminolta.txt (i.e. c: newminolta newminolta.inf)
6. Go to system control panel (may have to change control panel to classic view to see system).
7. Select Device Manager
8. Select Imaging Devices
9. Right click on Minolta Scan Dual IV and click on driver tab. Select Update Driver.
10. Select Browse my computer for driver software.
11. Select Let me pick from a list of device drivers on my computer.
12. Select Have Disk
13. Browse to c: newminolta newminolta.inf and click OK
14. Click Next. Vista should now say it updated driver.
15. Run Dimage software with door closed. Wait for it to initialize and green light stops blinking.
16. Open door and insert film holder and start scanning.

Feb 10, 2008 | Konica Minolta Dimage Scan Dual IV Film...

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Minolta DiMage Scan Dual IV


1) Install all of the usual Minolta software in Vista.
2) Create a new folder somewhere
3) Create a new txt file named minolta.inf and paste this into it:

; scanners.inf -- Test Vista Minolta Film Drivers
;
;
; To remove this driver and install the original
; manufacturer's driver, go into Device Manager,
; open Imaging devices, then click on the scanner name
; with the right mouse button and choose Uninstall.
[Version]
Signature="$CHICAGO$"
Class=Image
ClassGUID={6bdd1fc6-810f-11d0-bec7-08002be2092f}
Provider=%Provider%
DriverVer=3/12/2009,2.0
[Manufacturer]
%Mfg%=Models,ntamd64
[Models]
; USB scanners
"Minolta Scan Dual II" = USBScanner,USB\Vid_0638&Pid_026a
"Minolta Scan Dual III" = USBScanner,USB\Vid_0686&Pid_400d
"Minolta Scan Dual IV" = USBScanner,USB\Vid_132b&Pid_000a
"Minolta Scan Elite 5400 2" = USBScanner,USB\Vid_132b&Pid_0012
"Minolta Scan Elite 5400" = USBScanner,USB\Vid_0686&Pid_400e
"Minolta Scan Elite II" = USBScanner,USB\Vid_0686&Pid_4004
"Minolta SC-110" = USBScanner,USB\Vid_0638&Pid_0a15
"Minolta SC-215" = USBScanner,USB\Vid_0638&Pid_0a16
;---------------- Duplicated from [Models]
[Models.ntamd64]
; USB scanners
"Minolta Scan Dual II" = USBScanner,USB\Vid_0638&Pid_026a
"Minolta Scan Dual III" = USBScanner,USB\Vid_0686&Pid_400d
"Minolta Scan Dual IV" = USBScanner,USB\Vid_132b&Pid_000a
"Minolta Scan Elite 5400 2" = USBScanner,USB\Vid_132b&Pid_0012
"Minolta Scan Elite 5400" = USBScanner,USB\Vid_0686&Pid_400e
"Minolta Scan Elite II" = USBScanner,USB\Vid_0686&Pid_4004
"Minolta SC-110" = USBScanner,USB\Vid_0638&Pid_0a15
"Minolta SC-215" = USBScanner,USB\Vid_0638&Pid_0a16
;---------------- USBScanner -------------------------
[USBScanner]
Include=sti.inf
Needs=STI.USBSection
SubClass=StillImage
DeviceType=1
DeviceSubType=1
Capabilities=0
[USBScanner.Services]
Include=sti.inf
Needs=STI.USBSection.Services
[Strings]
Provider="Konica Minolta"
Mfg="Konica Minolta"
4. Save file. Turn on scanner and go into device manager and update the old minolta driver with this driver. You may have to manually update it.
5. All the normal Minolta programs now work just fine. Enjoy!

Jan 27, 2008 | Konica Minolta Dimage Scan Dual IV Film...

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Konica Minolta Dimage Dual IV


1) Install the Konica Minolta XP software in Vista/Windows 7.
2) Plug in your DImage Scanner into a USB port and turn it on with the door closed. It will detect and install the original Konica Minolta Driver.
3) Create an empty folder on you harddrive (for instance go to my computer, double click on the c: drive, then right click and create a new folder named newminolta).
4) Open windows notepad and copy the following into it:

; scanners.inf -- Test Vista Minolta Film Drivers
;
;
; To remove this driver and install the original
; manufacturer's driver, go into Device Manager,
; open Imaging devices, then click on the scanner name
; with the right mouse button and choose Uninstall.
[Version]
Signature="$CHICAGO$"
Class=Image
ClassGUID={6bdd1fc6-810f-11d0-bec7-08002be2092f}
Provider=%Provider%
DriverVer=3/12/2009,2.0
[Manufacturer]
%Mfg%=Models,ntamd64
[Models]
; USB scanners
"Minolta Scan Dual II" = USBScanner,USBVid_0638&Pid_026a
"Minolta Scan Dual III" = USBScanner,USBVid_0686&Pid_400d
"Minolta Scan Dual IV" = USBScanner,USBVid_132b&Pid_000a
"Minolta Scan Elite 5400 2" = USBScanner,USBVid_132b&Pid_0012
"Minolta Scan Elite 5400" = USBScanner,USBVid_0686&Pid_400e
"Minolta Scan Elite II" = USBScanner,USBVid_0686&Pid_4004
"Minolta SC-110" = USBScanner,USBVid_0638&Pid_0a15
"Minolta SC-215" = USBScanner,USBVid_0638&Pid_0a16
;---------------- Duplicated from [Models]
[Models.ntamd64]
; USB scanners
"Minolta Scan Dual II" = USBScanner,USBVid_0638&Pid_026a
"Minolta Scan Dual III" = USBScanner,USBVid_0686&Pid_400d
"Minolta Scan Dual IV" = USBScanner,USBVid_132b&Pid_000a
"Minolta Scan Elite 5400 2" = USBScanner,USBVid_132b&Pid_0012
"Minolta Scan Elite 5400" = USBScanner,USBVid_0686&Pid_400e
"Minolta Scan Elite II" = USBScanner,USBVid_0686&Pid_4004
"Minolta SC-110" = USBScanner,USBVid_0638&Pid_0a15
"Minolta SC-215" = USBScanner,USBVid_0638&Pid_0a16
;---------------- USBScanner -------------------------
[USBScanner]
Include=sti.inf
Needs=STI.USBSection
SubClass=StillImage
DeviceType=1
DeviceSubType=1
Capabilities=0
[USBScanner.Services]
Include=sti.inf
Needs=STI.USBSection.Services
[Strings]
Provider="Konica Minolta"
Mfg="Konica Minolta"

5. Now save you new notepad file in the directory you created as newminolta.inf NOT as newminolta.inf.txt or newminolta.txt (i.e. c: ewminolta ewminolta.inf)
6. Go to system control panel (may have to change control panel to classic view to see system).
7. Select Device Manager
8. Select Imaging Devices
9. Right click on Minolta Scan Dual IV and click on driver tab. Select Update Driver.
10. Select Browse my computer for driver software.
11. Select Let me pick from a list of device drivers on my computer.
12. Select Have Disk
13. Browse to c: ewminolta ewminolta.inf and click OK
14. Click Next. Vista should now say it updated driver.
15. Run Dimage software with door closed. Wait for it to initialize and green light stops blinking.
16. Open door and insert film holder and start scanning.

Jan 12, 2008 | Konica Minolta Dimage Scan Dual IV Film...

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MINOLTA SCANNER DiMAGE SCAN ELITE 5400 II


My 5400 2 scanner worked well with windows XP but will not start with my new computer WINDOWS VISTA.
ERROR message Can not find scanner, check connection
ERROR message 1 unknown error

The scanner was purchased new 1-2006

my installation dick is for Win. XP Version 1.0.1.

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