Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by alan266e, Dec 18, 2001.
anybody can help me get this scanner work in windows XP
I know this is for 2000 but it may help, or you could try emailing them
From: Visioneer Technical Support [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Wednesday, September 26, 2001 9:33 PM
To: Dan Fine
Subject: Visioneer ETS Submission
Thank you for your recent submission to our Visioneer e-mail support.
Sorry for the inconvenience that you have encountered.
We understand that you are still unable to use the scanner under Windows
NOTE: Depending on the way Win 2000 was installed it may be located in the
WINDOWS OR WINNT folder.
We are using the WINDOWS folder as an example.
If the scanner shows up in Device Manager with the "!" in front of it, that
usually means that an incorrect driver has been loaded for the device.
To access device manager please do the following:
Right click on "My Computer Icon" and select Properties
Click the Hardware Tab
Click Device Manager button.
For your scanner to work properly under Windows 2000 it must show up in
Device Manager under "Imaging Devices".
If the scanner icon in Device Manager has "!" or "X" please do the following
to correct the issue:
In Device Manager right click on the scanner icon and select Uninstall
When Uninstall is complete scanner icon will disappear from the Device
Disconnect the scanner from the USB port on the computer
Close Device Manager
Double click on the My Computer Icon
Double click on the C drive icon
Locate and double click on Windows folder
If prompted click on Show Files
To be sure you can view all of the files including Hidden and System files
please do the following:
From the Tools Menu select Folder Options
Click the View Tab
Make sure "Show Hidden files and folders" has a dot in front of it
Make sure "Hide file extensions for known file types" does NOT have a check
mark in front of it.
Make all necessary changes and click Apply then OK button.
Double click on INF folder.
Locate and delete the following if you have them:
Note: You may or may not have all of these files depending on the scanner
1) VIZPNP Folder
2) I386 Folder
3) VIZPNPIN.EXE File
4) VISIONEER.PNF File
5) VISIONEER.INF File
While in Windows/Inf folder click on Search icon.
Under "Search for file or folder names " enter *.inf
Under "Containing text" enter visioneer
Make sure "Look in" shows c:\windows\inf
Click the "Search Now" button.
This will find all of the INF files associated with Visioneer. Please write
Delete all of the files found by the search feature EXCEPT for the
For every INF file there is a corresponding PNF file that must also be
deleted. Use the notes from the step above to delete the corresponding PNF
For example if the search found OEM1.INF you will need to find and delete
ALL INF AND PNF FILES WILL BE LOCATED IN THE C:\WINDOWS\INF FOLDER.
Now click the UP arrow to return to the Windows folder.
Double click on Twain_32 folder
Locate and delete PAPRPORT folder.
Empty the Recycle Bin.
Restart the system.
When the system restarts you will get the error message that the scanner is
not found and you should see a scanner icon with the red X on top of the
Right Click on the Icon and select Close.
Now you will need to reinstall the scanner driver that you downloaded
We look forward to any feedback you may have in reference to the suggestions
made so that we may better assist future customers. To provide feedback or
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Thank you for your patronage.