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Re: filmscanners: LS-30 and Windows 2000

The 'name' or 'id' of a USB device is transmitted by the device itself if it
is fully compatible with the USB spec.  The 'new hardware wizard' compares
the name to its list of 'installed devices' and if it doesn't recognize it,
it prompts you.

So you have to have a fully sucessful install for the driver details to get
added to the list.   There is some wierdness with some scanners (like the
Umax 2000u ) where it will work with Windows 2000 ONLY if the boot partition
is FAT file system - and won't work if it is NTFS.  Umax has been
particularly misleading in how they claim system compatibility with their

----- Original Message -----
From: "Peter Marquis-Kyle" <petermk@optushome.com.au>
To: <filmscanners@halftone.co.uk>
Sent: Sunday, July 15, 2001 5:22 PM
Subject: Re: filmscanners: LS-30 and Windows 2000

> Kerry Thompson wrote
> > I recently installed a LS-30 on a new Win 2000 professional system. The
> > computer recognizes the scanner at startup but does not seem to install
> > driver for it. Each startup the computer again recognizes the scanner
> > begins the new hardware wizard. Is there a Win 2000 compatibility
> > problem? The scanner seems to work ok with either Vuescan or Nikonscan
> > which I downloaded from the web. My scsi card is an Adaptec 2903b.
> Kerry: I had a similar experience with LS-30 and Windows 2000. All
> software, drivers, etc. were installed, but Windows 2000 always ran the
> hardware' wizard at startup -- I could just cancel the wizard and use the
> scanner without problems.
> I did fix it, so I don't see the wizard on startup any more. I'm sorry,
but I
> don't remember exactly what I did. It was something to do with getting
> to register that it knows about the scanner -- by making the right choices
> the 'new hardware' wizard, I think.
> I know this is not very useful to you, but at least you know you're not
the only
> victim, and that it can be fixed. If you try various options in the wizard
> (unlike me), keep a record of what does and doesn't work, you should find
> answer.
> Then (unlike me) you can contribute a really useful post to this list.
> Peter Marquis-Kyle


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