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Re: filmscanners: Nikon Scan 3.1 / Windows 2000: "Could not open Nikon Scan 3.1 data source"

I don't use the Firewire card that came with mine (PC has it built-in), but
it works perfectly for me under Win2K SP2.  I did have to download the
latest version of Nikonscan, as the version that shipped with the scanner
didn't see the scanner.   Try downloading the US version, as I know it
works. Also try hotplugging the scanner, as that sometimes 'wakes up' Win2K.

I agree with Ed, though, I think you have something wrong with Win2k. I use
Vuescan without any problem and if Windows is crashing, it's not Vuescan, it
is Windows itself. An app should not be able to crash the OS.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Svante Kleist" <svante+filmscanners@nemesis.se>
To: <filmscanners@halftone.co.uk>
Sent: Friday, October 05, 2001 9:46 AM
Subject: filmscanners: Nikon Scan 3.1 / Windows 2000: "Could not open Nikon
Scan 3.1 data source"

> Hi everybody,
> This is my first visit here. I'm trying to take my first steps
> with "Nikon Super Coolscan 4000 ED".
> I'm using Windows 2000 Professional with Service Pack 2
> (and the latest security hot fixes) and the firewire card
> provided with the scanner.
> The card works fine with a "PYRO 1394 WebCam". The cam is
> disconnected, and I've uninstalled its software to avoid possible
> I've confirmed that the scanner is listed under "Imaging Devices"
> in the Windows Device Manager.
> My problem:
> ----------
> When I launch the "Nikon Scan 3.1" application, as downloaded from
> "www.nikon-euro.com",
> a dialog box appears telling me "Could not open Nikon Scan 3.1 data
> I suspect that the WFP scheme ("Windows File Protection") in incompatible
> with
> the Nikon Scan installer, since the Window Event Log shows that attempts
> replace
> "twunk_32.exe" and "twain_32.dll" in "C:\winnt\" have been stopped by WFP.
> Theories, anyone?
> Svante Kleist, Stockholm
> P.S. I've tried to start "VueScan 7.1.20", but that one causes Windows to
> re-start
>      immediately during startup...


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