Re: Driver for snapscan 1212p windows xp

Re: Driver for snapscan 1212p windows xp

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Posted by Klona on January 08, 2002 at 05:58:08:

In Reply to: Re: Driver for snapscan 1212p windows xp posted by Antonio on December 17, 2001 at 06:34:23:

Well, 2K and NT drivers are not working on XP for this scanner.
Agfa told this scanner is discontinued and no new driver will be made.


Second, How can I do, I don't want to throw away my scanner even if old and buy a new one, even if cheap now.

I found a work around, not easy, but working

I set up a virtual computer using VMware and installing a win98.
Enabling a virtual paralel port mapped to my LPT1, and a virtual network Host-only.
To install win98, I booted DOS with cdrom support and copy the win98 dir to my virtual HD and then install from there. I was unable to boot directly from the cd, don't know why.
If you have 98 in ISO image, you can also do a virtual cdrom mapped to the ISO file. This way it's booting.

I installed then the win98 drivers for the 1212p and save scanned TIFF through my virtual network to my working disk on XP.
Fully working.
I even found one advantage to this configuration. I always forget to turn on thescanner before booting my PC and have to reboot to be able to scan...
Now, i turn on the scan and boot my virtual win98, XP running all the time.

Comments welcome, and real XP drivers also :-)

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