I have disconnected all hardware. I have cleaned the registry. I have uninstalled all the scanner software and Photoshop. I got rid of the multiple entries, probably by cleaning out the registry.
Now I have reinstalled the Microtek flatbed scanner and terminated it. I reset itís SCSI address to 6 where it last worked best. I reattached all cables. I reinstalled Photoshop and the newest versions of Scan Maker and Scan Wizard.
Again Photoshop cannot find the scanner in the Software although it is listed in the Import menu of Photoshop. Also listed is the Scanner itís self which does open and does scan, but somewhat slowly.
All this is really befuddling me. I want to have the Minolta Dimage scanner running as well, as I intend this computer to be focused on image processing and management of still image files.
I confess I am a bit confused by the conflicts involving 32bit files (such as Twain32 and others perhaps .dll files or drivers referring to 32) It never used to be so difficult to do this. Is it the newer computer setup with the older scanner and software or what. I feel like Iím spending too much time fiddling with the equipment and not enough with what I need to do with it.
Simultaneously I am now about to configure the new AN7 with the AMD64 3500+ cpu I assembled yesterday to handle the multimedia tasks and video files. Iíll be back for advice about that before long.
Photoshop canít find Microtek (only scanner installed)
Probe comes up ďScanner ListĒ
Scanner =ScanMaker X6EL
Interface card = Still Image Device
Info button brings up:Interface Card MS-STI
Interface ID=Still Image Device
Status=The interface card is ready
So for the moment, even if I put aside my desire to have the Minolta film scanner (which I really do want) for some reason the relationship between Photoshop and the flatbed scanner is not quite there and is slower than before. I have, by the way, created restore points, thank you.
Edited by peterrex, 02 June 2005 - 01:02 PM.