"old" Minolta Dimage scan dual & WinXP...

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by Mayhem, Sep 11, 2004.

  1. Mayhem

    Mayhem Guest

    I've just bough a old model dimage scan dual and I'm trying to get it to
    work under WinXP pro.
    One of the problems is that the person that I bought it of didn't have any
    of the software that came with it.
    I cannot find anything on the Minolta site either.
    Can someone here maybe help me out?

    E.
     
    Mayhem, Sep 11, 2004
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  2. I am sorry to say that this scanner does not upgrade to Windows XP Pro, at
    least from what I have been able to find.
    I am the original owner of the same scanner, Minolta Scan Dual, ( one of the
    first reasonably priced 35mm models available).
    Both my son and I have searched for ways to make this scanner work in XP
    Pro. He is a computer programmer and server specialist.
    Our conclusion, so far, there is no workable solution. Unless someone writes
    a program and makes it available ( perhaps on the web) then that scanner is
    relegated to the outdated column.
    I have the original software around someplace, but it will only work in
    earlier versions of Windows. We were last using it with a computer operating
    with Windows SE (connected via a SCII card) and it worked fine until the
    computer bit the dust.

    Matt D


    "Mayhem" <> wrote in message
    news:41424e27$0$332$...
    > I've just bough a old model dimage scan dual and I'm trying to get it to
    > work under WinXP pro.
    > One of the problems is that the person that I bought it of didn't have any
    > of the software that came with it.
    > I cannot find anything on the Minolta site either.
    > Can someone here maybe help me out?
    >
    > E.
    >
    >
     
    Matthew Dranchak, Sep 11, 2004
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  3. Mayhem

    bmoag Guest

    This is not the terrible problem it may seem to be.

    If you have a SCSI card that works under XP check out Vuescan: I had this
    scanner when it was new and always felt it worked far better under Vuescan
    than with the Minolta drivers. In fact I thought it was nearly useless with
    the Minolta drivers. Admittedly that was an earlier version of Vuescan and I
    do not know if the current version will support the original Minolta scanner
    under XP. If you contact www.hamrick.com you may find a solution for your
    problem.

    Otherwise a dual boot system is not difficult to accomplish (although time
    consuming) and free if you have the correct software. A dual boot system can
    be a reasonable way to still use a perfectly good peripheral although
    manufacturers want to force you to buy new equipment by not providing
    drivers.

    I used the original Minolta scanner with a Diamond Paradise PCI SCSI card,
    which is functionally exactly the same as current SCSI cards, but the
    original Diamond went kaput around the time XP came out. There are no
    drivers for XP for the Diamond SCSI card, although many that do not work are
    posted on various web sites. I sold the Minolta when I got a Canon FS4000
    which can run under SCSI or USB 1. Being too cheap to buy a new SCSI card
    for one peripheral I use the Canon scanner in a dual boot system with WinME.
    It is worth it because the Canon scanner is unbelievably slow using USB1 but
    reasonably fast using SCSI (the difference for a 4000dpi scanner is about 8
    minutes per scan, no exaggeration).
     
    bmoag, Sep 11, 2004
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  4. Mayhem

    Mayhem Guest

    "bmoag" <> wrote in message
    news:e_w0d.14081$...
    > This is not the terrible problem it may seem to be.
    >
    > If you have a SCSI card that works under XP check out Vuescan: I had this
    > scanner when it was new and always felt it worked far better under Vuescan
    > than with the Minolta drivers. In fact I thought it was nearly useless
    > with the Minolta drivers. Admittedly that was an earlier version of
    > Vuescan and I do not know if the current version will support the original
    > Minolta scanner under XP. If you contact www.hamrick.com you may find a
    > solution for your problem.
    >
    > Otherwise a dual boot system is not difficult to accomplish (although time
    > consuming) and free if you have the correct software. A dual boot system
    > can be a reasonable way to still use a perfectly good peripheral although
    > manufacturers want to force you to buy new equipment by not providing
    > drivers.
    >
    > I used the original Minolta scanner with a Diamond Paradise PCI SCSI card,
    > which is functionally exactly the same as current SCSI cards, but the
    > original Diamond went kaput around the time XP came out. There are no
    > drivers for XP for the Diamond SCSI card, although many that do not work
    > are posted on various web sites. I sold the Minolta when I got a Canon
    > FS4000 which can run under SCSI or USB 1. Being too cheap to buy a new
    > SCSI card for one peripheral I use the Canon scanner in a dual boot system
    > with WinME. It is worth it because the Canon scanner is unbelievably slow
    > using USB1 but reasonably fast using SCSI (the difference for a 4000dpi
    > scanner is about 8 minutes per scan, no exaggeration).
    >
    >
    >


    Thanks for your advice.
    I have installed Vuescan but it does notr detect the scanner.
    Looks like I will have to setup a dual boot system.
    Now where did I leave that copy of Windows 98......

    E.
     
    Mayhem, Sep 12, 2004
    #4
  5. Mayhem

    Rick Guest

    "Mayhem" <> wrote in message news:414410b8$0$4135$...
    >
    > "bmoag" <> wrote in message
    > news:e_w0d.14081$...
    > > This is not the terrible problem it may seem to be.
    > >
    > > If you have a SCSI card that works under XP check out Vuescan: I had this
    > > scanner when it was new and always felt it worked far better under Vuescan
    > > than with the Minolta drivers. In fact I thought it was nearly useless
    > > with the Minolta drivers. Admittedly that was an earlier version of
    > > Vuescan and I do not know if the current version will support the original
    > > Minolta scanner under XP. If you contact www.hamrick.com you may find a
    > > solution for your problem.
    > >
    > > Otherwise a dual boot system is not difficult to accomplish (although time
    > > consuming) and free if you have the correct software. A dual boot system
    > > can be a reasonable way to still use a perfectly good peripheral although
    > > manufacturers want to force you to buy new equipment by not providing
    > > drivers.
    > >
    > > I used the original Minolta scanner with a Diamond Paradise PCI SCSI card,
    > > which is functionally exactly the same as current SCSI cards, but the
    > > original Diamond went kaput around the time XP came out. There are no
    > > drivers for XP for the Diamond SCSI card, although many that do not work
    > > are posted on various web sites. I sold the Minolta when I got a Canon
    > > FS4000 which can run under SCSI or USB 1. Being too cheap to buy a new
    > > SCSI card for one peripheral I use the Canon scanner in a dual boot system
    > > with WinME. It is worth it because the Canon scanner is unbelievably slow
    > > using USB1 but reasonably fast using SCSI (the difference for a 4000dpi
    > > scanner is about 8 minutes per scan, no exaggeration).
    > >
    > >
    > >

    >
    > Thanks for your advice.
    > I have installed Vuescan but it does notr detect the scanner.
    > Looks like I will have to setup a dual boot system.
    > Now where did I leave that copy of Windows 98......


    That's pretty ridiculous. Adaptec 2904 or 2910C
    cards go for something like $10-20 on eBay.

    Rick
     
    Rick, Sep 12, 2004
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  6. Mayhem

    Mayhem Guest

    "Rick" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > "Mayhem" <> wrote in message
    > news:414410b8$0$4135$...
    >>
    >> "bmoag" <> wrote in message
    >> news:e_w0d.14081$...
    >> > This is not the terrible problem it may seem to be.
    >> >
    >> > If you have a SCSI card that works under XP check out Vuescan: I had
    >> > this
    >> > scanner when it was new and always felt it worked far better under
    >> > Vuescan
    >> > than with the Minolta drivers. In fact I thought it was nearly useless
    >> > with the Minolta drivers. Admittedly that was an earlier version of
    >> > Vuescan and I do not know if the current version will support the
    >> > original
    >> > Minolta scanner under XP. If you contact www.hamrick.com you may find a
    >> > solution for your problem.
    >> >
    >> > Otherwise a dual boot system is not difficult to accomplish (although
    >> > time
    >> > consuming) and free if you have the correct software. A dual boot
    >> > system
    >> > can be a reasonable way to still use a perfectly good peripheral
    >> > although
    >> > manufacturers want to force you to buy new equipment by not providing
    >> > drivers.
    >> >
    >> > I used the original Minolta scanner with a Diamond Paradise PCI SCSI
    >> > card,
    >> > which is functionally exactly the same as current SCSI cards, but the
    >> > original Diamond went kaput around the time XP came out. There are no
    >> > drivers for XP for the Diamond SCSI card, although many that do not
    >> > work
    >> > are posted on various web sites. I sold the Minolta when I got a Canon
    >> > FS4000 which can run under SCSI or USB 1. Being too cheap to buy a new
    >> > SCSI card for one peripheral I use the Canon scanner in a dual boot
    >> > system
    >> > with WinME. It is worth it because the Canon scanner is unbelievably
    >> > slow
    >> > using USB1 but reasonably fast using SCSI (the difference for a 4000dpi
    >> > scanner is about 8 minutes per scan, no exaggeration).
    >> >
    >> >
    >> >

    >>
    >> Thanks for your advice.
    >> I have installed Vuescan but it does notr detect the scanner.
    >> Looks like I will have to setup a dual boot system.
    >> Now where did I leave that copy of Windows 98......

    >
    > That's pretty ridiculous. Adaptec 2904 or 2910C
    > cards go for something like $10-20 on eBay.
    >
    > Rick
    >
    >


    And what good would that do?
    WinXP detects the scsi card no problem but when I start-up Vuescan it does
    not detect the scanner.
    I do not see how a different scsi card will change that...

    Also if someone knows where I can get a copy of the original Minolta
    software (application , not the drivers) I would appreciate it...

    E.
     
    Mayhem, Sep 12, 2004
    #6
  7. Mayhem

    Frank ess Guest

    Mayhem wrote:
    > "Rick" <> wrote in message
    > news:...

    <snip>
    >> That's pretty ridiculous. Adaptec 2904 or 2910C
    >> cards go for something like $10-20 on eBay.
    >>
    >> Rick
    >>
    >>


    What does your "pretty ridiculous" statement contribute to anything but
    your apparent need to make yourself seem superior?

    >
    > And what good would that do?
    > WinXP detects the scsi card no problem but when I start-up Vuescan it
    > does not detect the scanner.
    > I do not see how a different scsi card will change that...
    >
    > Also if someone knows where I can get a copy of the original Minolta
    > software (application , not the drivers) I would appreciate it...
    >
    > E.


    He may be right about a different card. My first (or was it second?) HP
    SCSI scanner was shipped with a card that didn't see or hear my favorite
    program. On an HP forum it developed that another card with the same
    number but a different configuration *did* work. When that card was
    inserted in the chain, all was well. Maybe Mr Minolta has the key locked
    away somewhere...

    --Frank ess
     
    Frank ess, Sep 12, 2004
    #7
  8. Mayhem

    Rick Guest

    "Frank ess" <> wrote in message news:...
    > Mayhem wrote:
    > > "Rick" <> wrote in message
    > > news:...

    > <snip>
    > >> That's pretty ridiculous. Adaptec 2904 or 2910C
    > >> cards go for something like $10-20 on eBay.
    > >>

    >
    > What does your "pretty ridiculous" statement contribute to anything but
    > your apparent need to make yourself seem superior?


    Hopefully it contributes the realization that the OP's time
    is worth at least something, and that setting up a dual boot
    system simply to avoid buying a $10 or $20 SCSI card is
    pretty ridiculous.

    > > And what good would that do?
    > > WinXP detects the scsi card no problem but when I start-up Vuescan it
    > > does not detect the scanner.
    > > I do not see how a different scsi card will change that...
    > >
    > > Also if someone knows where I can get a copy of the original Minolta
    > > software (application , not the drivers) I would appreciate it...
    > >
    > > E.

    >
    > He may be right about a different card. My first (or was it second?) HP
    > SCSI scanner was shipped with a card that didn't see or hear my favorite
    > program. On an HP forum it developed that another card with the same
    > number but a different configuration *did* work. When that card was
    > inserted in the chain, all was well. Maybe Mr Minolta has the key locked
    > away somewhere...


    The Minolta drivers aren't as picky. Any SCSI card with
    an appropriate driver will work.

    Rick
     
    Rick, Sep 13, 2004
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