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
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.
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.
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)
k. i went to teh bios, and under parallel port, i have this.
Output Only Bi-Directional
Base I/O Address:
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.
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