HP Scanjet 5200C in Vista, anyone?

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Printing / Faxing / Scanning' started by Adams G.H., Feb 17, 2008.

  1. Adams G.H.

    Adams G.H. Guest

    We have HP Scanjet 5200C scanner.

    We are in process of upgrade our computer to Dell running in Vista.

    We found NO HP Scanjet 5200C drivers for Vista.
    We tried but failed to load HP Scanjet 5200C drivers (was HP XP drivers) in
    Vista.

    Can anyone tell me what scanning freeware works on Vista and HP Scanjet
    5200C?

    Thank you.
     
    Adams G.H., Feb 17, 2008
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  2. Adams G.H.

    Kevin Guest

    HP does not supply Vista drivers for this machine. Sorry, but you are
    likely out of luck.
     
    Kevin, Feb 17, 2008
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  3. Adams G.H.

    huwyngr Guest

    How is the scanner connected to the PC? USB or Parallel or scsi?

    If it's USB you must disconnect the USB cable from the PC and install the
    software first, then connect the USB cable when told or after Finish.

    If you want to try this again make sure that you disconnect the scanner,
    delete any icons there may be for it in a Control Panel folder, uninstall the
    HP software for it in Control Panel / Remove Programs and then reboot the PC
    to clean up.

    Then install the HP software but do this: if it is a downloaded file ending in
    .exe right mouse click on that file (if you are using an HP CD for XP look at
    it in Windows Explorer and find the file that starts the installation
    procedure, probably setup.exe) and select Properties / Compatibility and on
    that TAB check the box for Compatibility Mode XP with SP2 and then lower down
    on that TAB check Run as Administrator and OK your way out. If the
    installation does not start automatically find that same file again, right
    mouse click on it and select Run as Administrator on the context menu that
    appears and that should start it.

    Then follow instructions .....

    But preferably come back first and say what version of VISTA you are using and
    more about the source of the HP software; also about how the scanner is
    connected.
     
    huwyngr, Feb 17, 2008
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  4. Adams G.H.

    Adams G.H. Guest

    Most of our HP 5200C scanner are connected by USB. But a few system used
    parallel.

    Both the HP CD disc and download HP 5200C scanner drivers are for XP and
    will NOT install in Vista, with error during installation disc loading.
     
    Adams G.H., Feb 19, 2008
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  5. Adams G.H.

    huwyngr Guest

    You did not say what version of VISTA you are using -- if it's 64bit all
    bets are off.

    What does the error message say?

    Have you tried what I indicated including after removing all traces of HP
    software and hardware on the drive and disconnecting the USB cable from the
    PC?

    .... select Properties / Compatibility and on that TAB check the box for
    Compatibility Mode XP with SP2 and then lower down on that TAB check Run as
    Administrator

    I and others have installed much XP software both with and without
    Compatibility mode and it is rare for it to fail to install and run.

    But if you don't answer specific questions no-one can help you.
     
    huwyngr, Feb 19, 2008
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  6. Adams G.H.

    Adams G.H. Guest

    Vista Ultimate 32 bits with all updates to date.
     
    Adams G.H., Feb 19, 2008
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  7. Adams G.H.

    huwyngr Guest

    For crying out loud -- will you please answer the questions you are
    asked. We are all volunteers here and can do better things than ask the
    same question again and again.

    Read my message to you which repeats the question I asked earlier and
    that was unanswered.
     
    huwyngr, Feb 20, 2008
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  8. Adams G.H.

    Bob F. Guest

    Huwyngr,
    When you respond to someone and don't copy the preceding thread, you sound
    like you are talking to yourself. Could you please turn on the option to
    quote the previous question.
    Thanks, BobF.
     
    Bob F., Feb 20, 2008
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  9. Adams G.H.

    huwyngr Guest

    I normally do but I use an Off Line Reader that makes that unnecessary
    and in any case it should be obvious who I'm addressing.

    Try using a threaded view and read back if you need to.
     
    huwyngr, Feb 21, 2008
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  11. Adams G.H.

    huwyngr Guest

    None of the people I have been helping here for a while now have complained
    and I do believe that in the specific case that he should have been well
    aware of:
     
    huwyngr, Feb 21, 2008
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  12. Adams G.H.

    Adams G.H. Guest

    So, when you ask what version of Vista we are using, I answered Vista
    Ultimate 32 bits.
    Vista Ultimate 32 bits with all updates to date.
     
    Adams G.H., Feb 21, 2008
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  13. Adams G.H.

    Adams G.H. Guest

    So, when you ask what version of Vista we are using, I answered Vista
    Ultimate 32 bits.

    I do not know what you are crying out loud about.
    Vista Ultimate 32 bits with all updates to date.For crying out loud -- will you please answer the questions you are
    asked. We are all volunteers here and can do better things than ask the
    same question again and again.

    Read my message to you which repeats the question I asked earlier and
    that was unanswered.
     
    Adams G.H., Feb 21, 2008
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  14. Adams G.H.

    huwyngr Guest

    You did and I missed that.
    The other questions in my earlier message:
     
    huwyngr, Feb 23, 2008
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  15. Adams G.H.

    YZ1 Guest

    SOLUTION

    THIS IS NOT A DRIVER PROBLEM. Boo Hiss to HP and their support staf
    for not sharing this

    Download the XP driver and install it normally. Prior to plugging i
    the scanner, open the HP Precision Scan Properties tab and ope
    "security" or "permissions". Edit the "everyone" permissions to allo
    FULL CONTROL.

    Save and reboot, then plug in scanner

    Here is a real nice presentation on a better way of doing this

    'How to get your HP Scanjet 5300c working in Windows Vista - Publishin
    - Pixel2Life
    (http://www.pixel2life.com/publish/t...ur_hp_scanjet_5300c_working_in_windows_vista/

    I had adjusted each and every part of the utility. Pixel2Life
    solution does it in one easy swoop. Nice job Pixel2Life.

    Share this. It should work for a number of different HP scanners.
    AGAIN, BOO HISS TO HP FOR NOT OFFERING THIS EEEEAAASSSY SOLUTION
     
    YZ1, Jan 16, 2010
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