Using Canon Scanner with Windows Fax and Scan - is it possible?

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Hardware' started by Peter R. Fletcher, Apr 24, 2007.

  1. I have a Canoscan 5000S scanner, which worked fine under WinXP. I have
    installed the latest Vista drivers and software from Canon's website.
    The device is listed as a scanner under "Scanners and Cameras" and it
    continues to work fine when accessed via Canon's Toolbox Application
    or by third-party applications that use the TWAIN interface. However,
    neither Microsoft's Fax and Scan application not the Photo Gallery
    application (which I care much less about) recognise that the scanner
    exists! This appears to be because the Microsoft applications want to
    see a scanner with a WIA driver. Canon have produced WIA drivers for
    their scanners in the past (though these have tended to be less
    functional than their TWAIN drivers) but it is not clear from the
    documentation on their website whether they think that the latest
    Vista drivers include WIA support.

    I have uninstalled and reinstalled the drivers (in the right order and
    with the scanner disconnected!) and spent a lot of time Googling for
    enlightenment. Unfortunately, VueScan, which looks as if it might
    provide a solution for this problem for some Canon Scanners, does not
    directly support or include a WIA convertor driver for the 5000S,
    even though the VueScan program itself will communicate with the
    scanner quite happily (presumably via its TWAIN interface).

    Has anyone solved this problem, and/or can anyone authoritatively
    state that it is not soluble without a new (and currently unavailable)
    WIA driver from Canon. If the latter is the case, there are obvious,
    though not very convenient, workarounds, and I can stop wasting my
    time trying to find a solution!

    Please respond to the Newsgroup, so that others may benefit from the exchange.
    Peter R. Fletcher
    Peter R. Fletcher, Apr 24, 2007
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  2. Peter R. Fletcher

    pgnehm Guest


    I have a canon DR-2080C and experience the same problem. Any solution
    would be appreciated....
    Also, unrelated: Can anyone recommend a good, simple scanning program
    that allows for easy scanning and storing of documents? I was using
    PaperValet so far but that has not been updated in a long time...
    pgnehm, May 1, 2007
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  3. Peter R. Fletcher

    Bytedoctor Guest

    I use a canon lide 35 and had to get the new tool box as you did.
    To fax I use the tool box to scan and print to the fax printer it seems to
    be working fine at this point
    Bytedoctor, May 4, 2007
  4. Peter R. Fletcher

    Zweibel Guest

    Is there any way of getting this scanner to run under Vista 64?
    There appear to be no drivers on Canon's webpage.
    Zweibel, May 30, 2007
  5. Peter R. Fletcher

    CKlemmer Guest

    CKlemmer, Jun 17, 2007
  6. /Peter R. Fletcher/ said:
    I do not have an answer for you, but an observation...

    Using the Canon MP130 here, Windows F&S also sees only the WIA driver.
    But, it's listed as being "manufactured by Canon." Click NEW
    SCAN|PROPERTIES|CHANGE, and take a look.

    As you note, using the scanning from other applications calls the Twain
    pers-353654678, Jun 17, 2007
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