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Epson XP-100 scan

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Tadpolak, Apr 10, 2019.

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  1. Tadpolak

    Tadpolak Thread Starter

    Apr 10, 2019
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    OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
    Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3610QM CPU @ 2.30GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 58 Stepping 9
    Processor Count: 8
    RAM: 4055 Mb
    Graphics Card: AMD Radeon HD 7670M, -2048 Mb
    Hard Drives: C: 465 GB (36 GB Free);
    Motherboard: Type2 - Board Vendor Name1, Type2 - Board Product Name1
    Antivirus: Avast Antivirus, Enabled

    Have an Epson XP-100 multifunction printer/scanner which lately has lost the ability to scan.

    Before that happened, it developed the inability to save multi-page PDF's, so I resorted to JPEG's and used a cheap but very useful converter - PDFill PDF editor - to convert them to PDF!

    Since then, the error messages I've gotten include (paraphrased):
    1. escfg.exe is missing
    2. Some TEMP file location is missing
    3. cannot communicate with scanner.
    I tried to install again from the Epson disk - but that didn't work (several times)
    I deleted ALL Epson programs and files from the hard drive and installing from fresh, including restarting the PC once I had installed - didn't work (I could still print, thought). Plus the scan button had become a generic Windows program file symbol.

    I searched, downloaded and attempted to use several sites which claimed to help, but nothing.

    Then last night I finally managed to get the scanner to start but it got stuck at the initial scan window stage and wouldn't actually scan. Today, after the PC powered down overnight - it worked! Except now, once the scan seems successful and I attempt to save the scn, I got error message 2 above, and then since have been getting another message. As I am writing this, I wanted to do a scan to get the exact wording of the message and ... guess what? .... the stupid scan NOW WORKS!

    The machine's done this before - I've despaired about a problem and attempted to find a fix and after much angst - usually after a rest overnight - the damn thing fixes itself as if nothing ever happened!

    But please, I would still like to know about these issues, especially the location of a genuine software site from which I can download the escfg.exe file or anything else which I may need in future.

    Thanks a bunch!


    Update: it's stopped working again! Damn! HELP!!!???

    Further update - it worked again (after I attempted another scan to copy the error message)! This is so frustrating I could scream!!! (Damn beast has a mind of its own (it usually happens when I've got important or urgent stuff to get done!)
    Last edited: Apr 10, 2019
  2. Oddba11


    May 12, 2011
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    All files needed for the device to function would be native to Windows or be installed by the Epson software. So there would never be a need to track down a single file.

    That file in particular, is an Epson file. It would be installed while installing the Epson software.
  3. lynx1021


    Jan 7, 2014
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