Mustek MFC-600S + WinXP-Pro - non-stop detecting

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Hi,

I recently moved from Win-98-SE to Win-XP-Pro. With instructions from
www.mustek.com.pl and drivers from ftp.mustek.com.pl I finally installed
my Mustek MFC-600S (connected through ISA SCSI card) and it works great
but there's one problem:
System is detecting new device all the time! It is 'Mustek 1200P' and
after passing the installation steps the system still is detecting new
device. Now, if I install the new device for the second time I have two
scanners in device manager. How many times I install the new device (it is
still the same scanner) that many times it displays in device manager, so
I temporarily installed just one scanner, it works fine, but have to keep
the 'Adding new device creator' window always on my desktop. If I keep
installing or close the window it will reappear in 5 seconds. What can I
do?

Regards
Maciej Zalewski
Poland
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  1. Archived from groups: alt.comp.periphs.scanner (More info?)

    "-DraconuS-" <draconus@o2.pl> wrote in message
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    > Hi,
    >
    > I recently moved from Win-98-SE to Win-XP-Pro. With instructions from
    > www.mustek.com.pl and drivers from ftp.mustek.com.pl I finally installed
    > my Mustek MFC-600S (connected through ISA SCSI card) and it works great
    > but there's one problem:
    > System is detecting new device all the time! It is 'Mustek 1200P' and
    > after passing the installation steps the system still is detecting new
    > device. Now, if I install the new device for the second time I have two
    > scanners in device manager. How many times I install the new device (it is
    > still the same scanner) that many times it displays in device manager, so
    > I temporarily installed just one scanner, it works fine, but have to keep
    > the 'Adding new device creator' window always on my desktop. If I keep
    > installing or close the window it will reappear in 5 seconds. What can I
    > do?
    >
    > Regards
    > Maciej Zalewski
    > Poland
    >
    Just a guess.

    When you get the screen in XP that gives the warning about the driver not
    being signed. Click "Continue Anyway".

    --
    CSM1
    http://www.carlmcmillan.com
    --
  2. Archived from groups: alt.comp.periphs.scanner (More info?)

    Hi

    U¿ytkownik "CSM1" <nomoremail@nomail.com> napisa³ w wiadomo¶ci
    news:ps6oc.26338$sn3.14257@newssvr22.news.prodigy.com...
    > "-DraconuS-" <draconus@o2.pl> wrote in message
    > news:c7pska$lfu$1@panorama.wcss.wroc.pl...
    > > Hi,
    > >
    > > I recently moved from Win-98-SE to Win-XP-Pro. With instructions from
    > > www.mustek.com.pl and drivers from ftp.mustek.com.pl I finally
    installed
    > > my Mustek MFC-600S (connected through ISA SCSI card) and it works
    great
    > > but there's one problem:
    > > System is detecting new device all the time! It is 'Mustek 1200P'
    and
    > > after passing the installation steps the system still is detecting new
    > > device. Now, if I install the new device for the second time I have
    two
    > > scanners in device manager. How many times I install the new device
    (it is
    > > still the same scanner) that many times it displays in device manager,
    so
    > > I temporarily installed just one scanner, it works fine, but have to
    keep
    > > the 'Adding new device creator' window always on my desktop. If I keep
    > > installing or close the window it will reappear in 5 seconds. What can
    I
    > > do?
    > >
    > > Regards
    > > Maciej Zalewski
    > > Poland
    > >
    > Just a guess.
    >
    > When you get the screen in XP that gives the warning about the driver
    not
    > being signed. Click "Continue Anyway".

    Thanks, but I have already said I did installed everything and it worked
    fine. I had to click "continue anyway" to install the drivers properly.
    The problem is OS wants to install it all over and over again!
    --
    Maciej
  3. Archived from groups: alt.comp.periphs.scanner (More info?)

    "-DraconuS-" <draconus@o2.pl> wrote in message
    news:c7sf7j$mof$1@panorama.wcss.wroc.pl...
    > Hi
    >
    > U¿ytkownik "CSM1" <nomoremail@nomail.com> napisa³ w wiadomo¶ci
    > news:ps6oc.26338$sn3.14257@newssvr22.news.prodigy.com...
    > > "-DraconuS-" <draconus@o2.pl> wrote in message
    > > news:c7pska$lfu$1@panorama.wcss.wroc.pl...
    > > > Hi,
    > > >
    > > > I recently moved from Win-98-SE to Win-XP-Pro. With instructions from
    > > > www.mustek.com.pl and drivers from ftp.mustek.com.pl I finally
    > installed
    > > > my Mustek MFC-600S (connected through ISA SCSI card) and it works
    > great
    > > > but there's one problem:
    > > > System is detecting new device all the time! It is 'Mustek 1200P'
    > and
    > > > after passing the installation steps the system still is detecting new
    > > > device. Now, if I install the new device for the second time I have
    > two
    > > > scanners in device manager. How many times I install the new device
    > (it is
    > > > still the same scanner) that many times it displays in device manager,
    > so
    > > > I temporarily installed just one scanner, it works fine, but have to
    > keep
    > > > the 'Adding new device creator' window always on my desktop. If I keep
    > > > installing or close the window it will reappear in 5 seconds. What can
    > I
    > > > do?
    > > >
    > > > Regards
    > > > Maciej Zalewski
    > > > Poland
    > > >
    > > Just a guess.
    > >
    > > When you get the screen in XP that gives the warning about the driver
    > not
    > > being signed. Click "Continue Anyway".
    >
    > Thanks, but I have already said I did installed everything and it worked
    > fine. I had to click "continue anyway" to install the drivers properly.
    > The problem is OS wants to install it all over and over again!
    > --
    > Maciej
    >
    XP can be real bullheaded about not letting you change or update a failed
    driver install. XP has a DLL cache (hidden) in the Windows folder, where all
    the system restore functions get their files. If you try to delete the
    normal files, XP restores the bad file(s) automatically.

    Look in the Device Manager for the Scanner entries, if any are marked with a
    Yellow mark, then delete (remove) that entry, Reboot. The Scanner should be
    listed under Imaging when the scanner is connected and turned on.

    If you have multiple entries, delete all, reboot. When XP asks to install
    the driver, Click Cancel, until no more asking then do the next paragraph.

    Try uninstalling the driver (look for remove driver in Start menu or in
    Control Panel>Add Remove Programs), then reboot the computer.
    Then a clean install of the driver. Reboot.

    The following is a LAST resort.
    If that does not stop XP asking over and over, search the register for the
    scanner items. Look for any entry that says the scanner is not installed, it
    may be "Installed" Yes or No. If you find one, then try changing to Yes.
    Remember, backup any register entries before changing. Also, if you find
    more than one instance of the scanner in the register, then backup that
    entry then delete that extra entry. If you delete the wrong entry, XP will
    not find the scanner. Restore then try the other.

    Warning, Register editing is dangerous, you can really screw up the system.
    To edit the Register, Start>Run>regedit<enter> or OK.

    --
    CSM1
    http://www.carlmcmillan.com
    --
  4. Archived from groups: alt.comp.periphs.scanner (More info?)

    Hi

    U¿ytkownik "CSM1" <nomoremail@nomail.com> napisa³ w wiadomo¶ci
    news:L9soc.26601$JY.25891@newssvr22.news.prodigy.com...
    > The following is a LAST resort.
    > If that does not stop XP asking over and over, search the register for
    the
    > scanner items. Look for any entry that says the scanner is not
    installed, it
    > may be "Installed" Yes or No. If you find one, then try changing to Yes.
    > Remember, backup any register entries before changing. Also, if you find
    > more than one instance of the scanner in the register, then backup that
    > entry then delete that extra entry. If you delete the wrong entry, XP
    will
    > not find the scanner. Restore then try the other.

    I'll try the registry editing. All other 'geek stuff' does not seem to
    work. Thanks for your hints&tips.

    > Warning, Register editing is dangerous, you can really screw up the
    system.
    > To edit the Register, Start>Run>regedit<enter> or OK.

    "You're talking to me?" [Taxi driver] ;))
    --
    Maciej
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