Re: Musteck Scanner / Canon CameraCanon
- From: "CSM1" <nomoremail@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 13 Dec 2005 20:42:56 GMT
"RzB" <Please@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
> Again, many, many thanks for your excellent help with this...
> See inline notes...
>>> "CSM1" <nomoremail@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
>> What about installing the TWAIN interface instead. TWAIN is better for
> Yes - I would love to - I was expecting the Mustek installation
> stuff to that - so how do I do this? What software do I need and from
The TWAIN software that most likely came with the scanner. Or the Software
that is on the Mustek German web site.
You have never given the model number of the scanner so, I can not check the
site to see if there is a TWAIN driver on site.
Click on Drivers.
If you did a NO, NO. (Plugging in the scanner to Windows XP before
installing the software).
Then you have to go into the Device Manager and remove the WIA driver for
the scanner, You may need the scanner connected and turned on for it to show
in the Device Manager.
Device Manager is found at Control Panel>System, Hardware tab Click Device
After removing in Device Manager, unplug the scanner from USB, reboot the
computer. Install the correct software, reboot the computer. Now plug in the
scanner and turn on.
In Windows XP never connect a device before installing the correct software.
Windows XP has some built in drivers for some devices, but WIA is a poor
substitute for the manufacturers TWAIN software.
>> Hot switching is the object of USB. You can change devices at any time
>> without rebooting the computer.
> Yes - I remember the early days of USB development. "It would stop all
> the conflicts that we experienced with the "Serial" interface - Oh
> yeahh.." :-)
>>> That might be an option if I were able to run both items from a
>>> USB Hub on the desktop. However the Scanner refuses to work
>>> at all through a hub. No idea why - have tried a number of hubs.
>>> The scanner gets it's power from the USB - probably something
>>> to do with that...
>> Scanners almost never work through a hub, Not enough power and the port
>> address gets changed.
>> The article does cover two scanners, but sometimes two devices on USB
>> conflict with each other.
>> The only way to determine if there is a conflict between devices is to
>> disconnect one and try one device at a time, if each device works
>> when it is the only device connected to USB then there is conflict
>> the two.
> Hmmm - yes - we can land a man on the moon but writing some simple
> to sort this out is beyond us it seems :-)
>> Sometimes you can change the USB port that a device is connected to and
>> conflict will disappear.
> Hmm.. - how do I change the USB port of a device?
By changing the plug (cable) in back to another connector. Most computers
have 4 USB connectors on the rear of a computer, each connector is a
different USB port.
>> Usually one does not have to physically unplug the wire from the rear of
>> computer. USB devices have a connector at the device itself, so you
>> the cord at the device.
>> Unless you have the scanner sitting behind the computer, you can unplug
>> USB cable from the scanner.
> Ahh.. Not on the Mustek - it's hard wired into the back of the scanner...
Does the Mustek have a power switch?
If so turn off the power when not using the scanner.
>> For the camera, I use a USB (A to A) extension cable and have the end of
>> extension cable hanging within reach, so that I can plug in the camera
> Now - that's a good idea... Maybe I can do something like that..
>> I have three USB devices that I use regularly, but I seldom use more that
>> one device at a time.
> Yes - but you wouldn't expect to have to do a restart if you want to use
> or the other... as per the KB Article 324756. Not hardware/software I
> be proud of if I had designed/implemented it:-(
>> Here is another interesting article:
>> One or more USB devices may not work after you start your Windows
> Yes - more food for thought. Seems like it would be wiser to avoid all
> USB devices in general because there are so many "gotchas"...
USB is the best thing that was invented for computers in a long time. Most
of the bugs have been ironed out in XP SP2. If you do not have Windows XP
Service Pack 2, I suggest you go to Windows Update and Update to SP2.
> Mnay thanks for your help. I have some more things I can try...
> I would be very interested to understand how to use theTWAIN interface
> rather than WIA for the scanner...
> All I did was install the latest Mustek stuff.. What do I need to do ?
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