Re: Installing UMax Astra 1220P on Win XP
VistaScan Version 3.55 Parallel port
[url=www.umaxtech.de/ftp/vs355p.exe]VistaScan 3.55P[/url] (24.2 MB)
Complete Installer including MagicMatch calibration profiles.
The driver is also available on the [url=www.umax.de/support/CDs/CDorderE.htm#WinD]Umax Windows archive CD[/url].
Note for Windows XP: This VistaScan version supports Windows 2000. There is no Windows XP VistaScan release. The following installation notes shows a way to use the Astra 1220P/2000P under Windows XP. This procedure was tested on various Windows XP workstations. It can't be guaranteed, that it works with all systems / configurations.
This is the only possible way to use the Astra 1220P/2000P under Windows XP.
If you encounter any connection problems try to set another parallel port (LPT) mode in the BIOS of the mainboard ( EPP 1.7 is recommended ). When there is a problem during build up of the desktop try to remove VistaAccess from the StartUp.
VistaScan 3.55P is provided on an "as is" basis. There is no support available for Windows XP.
In case, after the VistaScan installation, Windows (XP/2000) does not register the driver correctly with the device manager and the scanner gets detected as an unknown component at Windows start up, the proper entry has to be done manually. Close the Assistent dialog with the cancel button. Extract [url=www.umax.de/download/ScanPC/LPT2000.ZIP]these files[/url] into a temp folder on your hard disk. The scanner has been registered as an unknown device. Double click this entry the device manager to open the properties dialog. Click on "Driver" and then on the button "Update". Select the option "Software list..." and in the next dialog the option "Do not search...". Click on "Continue". In the list of hardware types select "Image processing devices". Click on the button "Disk" and refer to the folder in which you have just expanded the INF files. Click on "Open" and in the list select your scanner. Ignore the Windows-Logo test warning and click on "Continue"/"Finish". Now the scanner has been correctly register with the device manager and will be displayed under "Image processing devices". For screen shots illustrating the installation click [url=www.umax.de/support/2000p_xp/2000p_xp.htm]here[/url].
In case the scanner will not be detected at all, check either the printer (in case one is connected) or the settings of the parallel port in the Bios of your PC.
Patch File for Astra 1220p and VistaScan 3.51 (and older) Parallel Port Version under Windows NT
Corrects the limitation allowing only users with administrator privilages to scan. The patched version requires the privilages of a power user. Please uncompress the file into Windows directory. [url=www.umax.de/download/ScanPC/P1220_32.zip]P1220_32.zip[/url] (63 KB)
String Patch for Astra 1220p and VistaScan 3.*
Corrects the bug of a missing string (String not found) in the baloon help in VistaScan parameter dialog. Please unpack the file into Windows directory (overwriting the existing file). [url=www.umax.de/download/ScanPC/P1220_32.zip]vs30loc.zip[/url] (12 KB)
Last edited by Jerry K : 05-08-2006 at 08:22 PM.