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Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by john1, Jan 28, 2002.

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  1. john1

    john1 Thread Starter

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    Hi,
    Ive been given a scanner, but no driver.
    Its a Umax Astra 1220P

    Could you suggest anywhere to down
    load a driver?

    I found a couple of sites but they
    didnt download anything.

    Im running WIN 95

    John
     
  2. hottesttotty

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    Hey John1....this looks like it could be just what the dr. ordered!

    Umax Astra 1220P

    Give that a shot and let us know how it goes!!

    Good luck!

    TT:)
     
  3. john1

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    Hi Hottesttotty,

    i went straight to that site when your post came up.
    i have been to it before and got nowhere with it.
    But i thought maybe they were having a bad hair day.
    No its just the same. Takes ages to load. Does nothing.
    Offers the driver, but i couldnt get it.

    Maybe its this machine. I'll fire up the other one and
    have another go.

    John
     
  4. john1

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    On Win98 now.

    now it comes up with
    'page not found'

    Thanks anyway hotesttotty
    John
     
  5. hottesttotty

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    click here

    Here's another one that looks like it might be promising...it also has some other links on the lower left that may lead to more info if they don't!

    We'll just keep pluggin' away...it'll all work out eventually!

    TT:)
     
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    Cheers,
    I have been looking for a driver for this for a while now.
    I have been to safari already, but i went again,
    and went to the five options they offered.
    three direct you back to the same place.... no server
    the others well one i couldnt find any drivers,
    the other was so awkward i couldnt find anything much.

    Thanks for looking,
    John
     
  8. john1

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    Cheers Rachelsconfused,
    I got through that time,
    but they want me to fill in this form.
    i dont know about that.
    What do you think?
    Here it is:
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  9. Rachelsconfused

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    I think its only so you will be able to download again from them probably just a registration.. I use them a lot :) and Cnet :)
     
  10. john1

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    did you fill it in?
     
  11. Rachelsconfused

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    :) were you able to download it?
     
  12. hottesttotty

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    Hey John1...funny, that's the same one we tried the first time isn't it?? Maybe it's just being stubborn, huh?

    As for the registration, as long as they're not requiring anything too personal, it shouldn't be a problem. Looks pretty standard to me! Just watch the boxes some sites like to automatically check for you to get all those lovely "newsletters" and "special offers"!!

    Hope you get to the solution this time!

    Good luck!

    TT:)
     
  13. john1

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    Rachel,
    i got as far as the form to fill in,
    then i got a bit wary,
    is it ok to give them all that?
    will i then get loads of junk ads filling my PC
    with stuff i dont want?
    Still you say you use it,
    do you get loads of junk email?
    maybe i shouldnt worry
    i dont see any other way to get a driver.

    hottesttotty,
    yes it looks the same to me,
    maybe i got to it thru a different door.
    i think i will fill in their form,
    i hope they do give me a driver for this scanner
    we'll see.
    i'll try it now.

    John
     
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    Hey cheers slipe,
    That sounds like a good idea.
    so i tried it.
    Well its taken about a half hour of download time
    to download one of the four choices they offered.
    Its 6.8 Megabites and it may not be the one i want.
    Its one of four Vistascan downloads, none of which
    say they're a driver.
    Maybe i need all four.
    Maybe i dont.
    Maybe Vistascan isnt Astra 1220P.

    Would you please have a look and tell me
    if ive got the right one?

    Thanks, John
     
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