Originally Posted by Bill Sooby
I have - after spending a lot of time - got the scanner to work under Vista using a program call VueScan which seems to be able to load its own drivers for old scanners with Vista. Unfortunately, the unregistered version prints a series of dollar signs behind any scanned document. To clear this, you need to register the program. Frankly, I don't think the old scanner is worth $40 - it must be 8 years old or more - and I am not much impressed by Vuescan otherwise (it's OK but nothing to write home about).
The Scangear toolbox utility which came with the scanner originally appears to work under Vista but doesn't recognise that the scanner is attached. Is this because it is looking for a TWAIN driver which is not how Vuescan and its driver works??? (This problem is pushing the limits of my PC knowledge).
What I suppose would be good would be a small utility like Scangear Toolbox which can 'see' the scanner using the Vuescan driver but which is either free or much cheaper than Vuescan. This is assuming I can't get the Scangear toolbox to work, of course.
Any ideas? Thanks for the help so far; it would be a shame to throw in the towel now.
Hi tried this and my scanner now works perfectly under Vista. Download the scanner driver (for Me/2000/XP etc) from www.canon.com.au
and extract the zip file.
1/ Click Start, Settings, Control Panel.
2/ Double Click SYSTEM, then click DEVICE MANAGER
3/ Locate a reference to your Scanner under "Other Devices or Imaging Devices.
4/ Double click this reference to the scanner, then click "Update Driver" or "Reinstall driver"
5/ Choose "Search For Driver" then click NEXT
6/ Deselect all boxes EXCEPT "Specify Location" which should remain checked.
7/ In the box below "Specify Location" type: "c:\canonscanner\n650u" and click NEXT to complete the installation process.
Driver installs and scanner should function properly.