got a challenge for u all

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by id0g, Apr 12, 2002.

  1. id0g

    id0g Guest

    if ne one can find me an XP Driver For the UMAX ASTRA 2000P, u'll be desiginated G0|). :cool:

    btw... for any of u thinking about buying a scanner never buy one from Umax because they have horrible driver support.

    thnx and gl...
     
  2. xsivforce

    xsivforce Prodigal Son Folding Team

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    From what I can tell, Umax will not make any drivers for their parallel scanners for XP. I will look around some more when I get home. You never know.
     
  3. cyberphox

    cyberphox Guest

    Straight from UMAX:

    XP users: A Windows XP Patch is required. Use the form above to check for Windows XP compatibility. All UMAX parallel port scanners (i.e., Astra 300P, 600P, 610P, 1210P, 1220P, and 2000P) are not supported under XP.

    not on our hardware compatability list here either
     
  4. nick1gbr

    nick1gbr Guest

    i have an umax astra scan 3400. before that i had a hp scanjet. iwhen i was running w98se it never worked it kept blue screening 98se... installed xp and wow it works ace, but i never installed any drivers for it as it works and umax drivers seem to be unstable (for once microsft drivers are stable).

    I know this doesn't help you but just to say some umax scanners work ok with xp.

    for your driver tryHere

    User name: drivers
    Password: all

    They have some great drivers for all sorts of hardware and for xp

    --Nick--
     
  5. MiseryQ

    MiseryQ Guest

    Do they have Win2k drivers?!?
     
  6. nick1gbr

    nick1gbr Guest

    driverguide have drivers for most hardware, for all operating systems.....

    They even have drivers people have made for there devices because the makers didn't ..... Smart Arse's

    --Nick--
     
  7. FOSSY69

    FOSSY69 Guest

    Give this a try

    I carried out a search on Google and came up with these links:
    http://scannerplace.com.au/umax drivers.htm

    http://www.umax.de/cgi-bin/treiber....P&DigiCam=0&SCSI_Karte=0&UK_Form=Search+Drive

    http://www.winoscentral.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=Sections&file=index&req=printpage&artid=35
    Umax Astra 2000P scanner
    This scanner shares a Plug and Play ID with the Umax Astra 1200P, causing error messages to display during installation. To work around this issue, install this scanner as a Umax Astra 1200P.

    http://www.iumax.com/driver/winxpdrv.htm

    All these sites have some kind of driver for your scanner,best of luck.
    FOSSY69
     
  8. gonaads

    gonaads Beware the G-Man Political User Folding Team

  9. jonocainuk

    jonocainuk Guest

    also, in the case of my scanner (Trust Easy Connect 19200 Plus) windows 2000 drivers work just fine - so it might be worth giving them a try perhaps?

    no guarantee they will work tho.
     
  10. stuy_b

    stuy_b Guest

    Well id0g, to say UMAX scanners are bad is not true..

    I've got a 2100U, works 100% perfect, with UMAX drivers on XP.

    Its the same old thing you cant find drivers so immediately the company is bad, has no idea of customer support and must be a cowboy outfit!!.

    This just isnt true. The models that UMAX dont support are OLD legacy scanners, most companies today reach a point where its not practical to support every model they have produced. It seems to be the norm to support a product for 5years tops, as most electrical items only have a 5yr life-span.

    Now wether or not your model is 5yrs old, I dont know, but dont right off a company.
     
  11. evilhomer

    evilhomer Guest

    don't listen to stuy_b

    jackasses with money think they know everything. Umax are jerks if you have a parallel scanner. All they care about is "are you goign to shell out more $$ for a usb scanner?"

    Don't fall for that crap, the scanner itself is fine, they're too lazy (cheap) to write decent, up-to-date drivers. I have a 1220P (uses the same driver as the 2000P I think) and it's a pain, but you can get it working with the 3.51's.

    By the way stuy_b, I bought my scanner *2* years ago.

    p.s. umax usa is going to start charging for drivers!!!!!! hahaha, is that crazy? the only company in the world to charge for drivers, stuy_b is right, they're GREAT. (you can still get the same drivers for free from umax taiwan)
     
  12. id0g

    id0g Guest

    k.
    i installed the scanner as an imaging device as the website told me to

    here....

    thnx for the input everyone...

    but. i still can't scan anything...
    it's a parallel port scanner, and therefore it's not detecting it.
    if i used a general scanning utility, could it work?

    one more thing that i've been thinking about.
    if i were to get a parallelport to usb connector.... could i make the scanner work that way?? ... just a thought ...

    ne one?
     
  13. evilhomer

    evilhomer Guest

  14. id0g

    id0g Guest

    ...

    that's the same thing FOSSY69 had showed above...
    the scanner is installed as an imaging device, but i don't know how to actually scan something, becuase i don't have any software that actually works.

    i'm going to try to reinstall everything again... because i don't know if i did it exactly right, but i believe that i did.
    thnx for the input guys...
    but i'm still stumped... :confused:
     
  15. id0g

    id0g Guest

    more info....

    k. i went to teh bios, and under parallel port, i have this.
    ----------------------------------------
    Mode:

    Output Only
    Bi-Directional
    EPP
    ECP

    Base I/O Address:

    378
    278

    Interrupt:

    IRQ5
    IRQ7
    -------------------------------------------
    what i have underlined is what is enabled in the bios.
    if i change some settings, could it work?....
    .....
    and to add.... my printer is conencted to my scanner and inturn is connected to teh computer... i haven't tried working around that yet, but i'm going to tonite.
    wish me luck....

    oh and btw, i redid exactly what it said to do on the site and it still does not work.
     
  16. id0g

    id0g Guest

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  17. RobbieSan

    RobbieSan Guest

    what did you end up doing to make it all work?