Almost got my old scanner working w/Win7 64bit

Mugsy

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Read everything.

So, then I was right and it's a software issue?
Glad to see you're keeping up.

Yes, again, as I've been saying all along, I need software that detects the scanner. I already have working drivers (or so it appears). But the default scanner app does not detect the scanner. The original software that came with it is 32bit, which does not recognize the 64bit driver. You can't install the 32bit driver under the VM or "Compatibility Mode". So it seems to be a matter of finding 64bit scanner software that recognizes the 64bit driver.
 
Mugsy, I can't believe it - my situation is virtually identical to yours!

I, too, have a Microtek E3 and absolutely love it - it's a champ! I also have a Tekram SCSI card (DC-315), and will be getting a new computer with Windows 7 very soon, and would really like to keep the E3.

Have you had any luck finding what you need? Could the CMS file on this page be what you're looking for?

support.microtek.com/downloads/drv_specific.phtml?slct_os=22&prod=37&bymdlnme=1

Does the page above have the "Scanwizard" software you obtained?

Also, could you please direct me to where I could get that 64-bit driver for the Tekram card?
 

Mugsy

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Partly

Mugsy, I can't believe it - my situation is virtually identical to yours!

I, too, have a Microtek E3 and absolutely love it - it's a champ! I also have a Tekram SCSI card (DC-315), and will be getting a new computer with Windows 7 very soon, and would really like to keep the E3.

Have you had any luck finding what you need? Could the CMS file on this page be what you're looking for?

support.microtek.com/downloads/drv_specific.phtml?slct_os=22&prod=37&bymdlnme=1

Does the page above have the "Scanwizard" software you obtained?

Also, could you please direct me to where I could get that 64-bit driver for the Tekram card?
Small world.

While I haven't gotten the scanner itself to work with 64bWin7, I was successfully finding a 64bWin7 compatible driver for the old Tekram SCSI card:

http://sharingmatrix.com/file/3695634/LSI_Logic_20160_win2k8r2_x64_drivers.zip (use the "free" download option. It's a small file.

The discontinued Tekram uses the same chipset as the newer LSI card, which has 64bitWin7 drivers available. For my 390F, driver "SYMC8xx.INF" for the 53C876 device works perfectly. Tested it with an old scsi Zip100 drive to verify.

Once the scsi card driver was working, Win7 detects the scanner and prompts for a driver, but I have yet to find one that works. :( The search goes on.

Let us know if you find anything.
 
Have you tried the new 64-bit version of VueScan?

hamrick.com

(I can't place the "www" in front because TechSpot rules state that links can only be posted by members with 5 or more postings)
 

Mugsy

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VueScan

Have you tried the new 64-bit version of VueScan?

hamrick.com

(I can't place the "www" in front because TechSpot rules state that links can only be posted by members with 5 or more postings)
(You don't need the www prefix.)

I ran across the software before, but never installed it. Unless it contains a driver, it doesn't matter what scanning software you use, it won't work.
 

captaincranky

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Ya know, if this scanner means that much to everybody in this thread, it's about time you start thinking about taking Mohamed to the mountain.

If the new OS and hardware is the issue, why not start scanning flea markets and craig's list, for some relic of a computer running win 2K or XP, then dedicate the machine to the scanner. USB drives make it easy to offload files for your prime machine.

Admittedly, if an older computer only has USB 1.0, that's quite a project, but you can always sleep on it, so to speak
 
The point of the matter is that it's infuriating to have to abandon perfectly fine equipment (and contributing to our ever-expanding mountains of electronic waste) simply because of OS designers' choices.
 

Mugsy

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If the new OS and hardware is the issue, why not start scanning flea markets and craig's list, for some relic of a computer running win 2K or XP,
I have a "dual"-boot PC running both 32bit XP and 64bit Win7 (and Linux). I don't need a second PC just to use the scanner. The goal here is to eventually put XP behind me without investing in all new hardware. (Just getting my ancient discontinued 32bit SCSI card to work with 64bitWin7 was quite an achievement considering quality 64bit-compatible SCSI cards run about $400 now.)
 
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DelJo63

This might charm the troops - - decades ago (read Mac IIci) we had scsi all over on the mac and a nice flatbed scanner. About the time of the PowerPC system, scsi was still there, but none of the graphics packages would find the device.

Jeez, just hated to recycle a great machine but at the end of the road, it's time to start re-reading the map and make other choices, especially when there's real work stalled upon the situation.