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Windows 7: Getting your Nikon Coolscan to work on W7 x64

12 Jul 2011   #291
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by debanjan View Post
Sygnus - thanks for pointing me towards the guidelines.. was unaware of those..

Good news : I could finally make the scanner work and do scans using the inf file mentioned @ Nikon Coolscan, Nikon Scan, Driver: 64-Bit Windows Vista / Windows 7

One difference is that this site suggests maintaining the name of the modified inf file the same as the one supplied by Nikon as part of NikonScan 4.0.3. Maybe a quirk somewhere in the dependency on sti.inf and other Windows systems file in Win7.

Thanks again to all of you and hope this piece of information helps others as well..
err.... I'm not sure what you did but that is the same file I used, which is the same file here - this post - all I did was eliminate the step your link mentions....
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Open "Nks1394.inf" or respectively "NksUSB.inf" in a text editor of your choice to replace its contents. To do so click into the text box below and press Ctrl+A followed by Ctrl+C to copy the code. Next enter your text editor and press Ctrl+A followed by Ctrl+V to paste the code into the *.inf file.
by providing an already built file which you are told to download from my site.....

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2- Then go my website and download this zip file - scanners.zip (includes 5000 fix)
Anyway that's why I specifically asked where you got the file from. I can't, and won't, vouce for anyone elses files but the ones I provide/link to.

BTW.....
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If not, check this post for help or tips for older scanners. And credit Steel Chn for the inf file. I'm just providing an already built modified file that includes the Nikon 5000. Now...
Getting your Nikon Coolscan to work on W7 x64

Anyway you got it working so that's good news.

Peace


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13 Jul 2011   #292
debanjan

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Sygnus.. I ran a formal file diff programme to understand the differences between the file that is there in your website and the one from which I downloaded [and with which my scanner sprang to life] .. The difference lies only in the fact that the latter has the following entries in the "Models" section as well as in the "Models.ntamd64" section whereas your file has these only in the "Models.ntamd64" section ->

**********

; Firewire scanners
"Firewire Scanner" = SBP2Scanner,SBP2\GenScanner
"Nikon SUPER COOLSCAN 4000 ED" = SBP2Scanner_NIKON,SBP2\NIKON___&LS-4000_ED______&CMDSETID104D8
"Nikon SUPER COOLSCAN 8000 ED" = SBP2Scanner_NIKON,SBP2\NIKON___&LS-8000_ED______&CMDSETID104D8
"Nikon SUPER COOLSCAN 9000 ED" = SBP2Scanner_NIKON,SBP2\NIKON___&LS-9000_ED______&CMDSETID104D8

***************

My guess is there could be some dependency since we are essentially run a 32 bit programme here.. but that's just a hunch.. thoughts??
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13 Jul 2011   #293
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

All I know is I used that file to get my scanner (the same one you have) working under Window 7 x64-bit using information here. I also configured the ini file so that users didn't have to create it themselves, plus I added the line for the LS 5000ED.

And again, that file you show is the same file I used, which was created by Steel Chn and will be relfected in the driver provider.....

Getting your Nikon Coolscan to work on W7 x64-driver-provider.jpg

to whom I give credit to in the second paragraph of my instructions.

Anyway to sum it up I don't know why you couldn't get my file to work as you're the first one that hasn't had success, and it is the same file, and we have the same scanner

Sorry


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14 Jul 2011   #294
alphadean

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Thanks sygnus21 for the help! Followed instructions, used your inf file and it worked first time.

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
Nikon Super Cool Scan 5000 ED
USB connection

The only challenge was getting it to allow me to browse for the driver file location.
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14 Jul 2011   #295
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

I'm glad I was able to help. BTW what was the challenge?


Thanks.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by alphadean View Post
The only challenge was getting it to allow me to browse for the driver file location.
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20 Aug 2011   #296
LizardOfAus

Win 7 Home Prem x64
 
 

Sygnus, I have the same problem as Whitunc I think - a 5000 ED via USB, worked well for years on XP and Vista. I upgraded to W7 x64, and rebuilt my hardware just last week and ran into this Nikon Scan problem.

Everything else works well. My specs are in my profile.

I had no trouble following your very clear instructions from this thread but when I tried to run the new Nikon Scan I was told there is no connected device. There is nothing under "Imaging Devices" in the device Manager, also no yellow triangles any more.

Should I also have the fix to the .INF file that you mention? If so, how do I get it?

Incidentally I note that my Win 7 originally made a /twain folder named "/Twain32", but when I ran the fix there was a new one named "/twain_32" and the new Nikon .ds file was in there. I thought that was the problem at first but even when I copied the lot into both folders I got the same negative result. There is only one other .ds file - wiatwain.ds and it is also now in both folders.

If you can please help this poor old plodder he wil be very grateful.
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20 Aug 2011   #297
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LizardOfAus View Post
Should I also have the fix to the .INF file that you mention? If so, how do I get it?
All you need(ed) to do is download the file from my website,
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post
2- Then go my website and download this zip file - scanners.zip (includes 5000 fix)

3- Extract and save the scanners.inf file to a location or folder of your choosing...
and extract it, that's it, nothing else! If you've got the file from someone/someplace else I can't guarantee it'll work. I can only vouch for the file on my site.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LizardOfAus View Post
Incidentally I note that my Win 7 originally made a /twain folder named "/Twain32", but when I ran the fix there was a new one named "/twain_32" and the new Nikon .ds file was in there. I thought that was the problem at first but even when I copied the lot into both folders I got the same negative result. There is only one other .ds file - wiatwain.ds and it is also now in both folders.
2 - Twain does not work with these scanners under Windows 7, even with my file. If you're trying to use twain its not going to work! If you want to use the scanner you must use the Nikon Scan Software.

With that said please double check these steps, especially the NOTE

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post
4- Now install the Nikon Scan software you downloaded and after the installation, go to....

C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Nikon\Driver\Scan1394 (see note) and copy this file NKScnUSD.dll to the same folder (Example: Nikon Files) that the scanners.inf file is in.

Thus the Nikon Files folder should now contain these two files... NKScnUSD.dll and scanners.inf

NOTE: If your scanner is USB than the folder will be ScanUSB instead of Scan1394.
See this post for clearification - Getting your Nikon Coolscan to work on W7 x64

You can also see this post if you need further help - Getting your Nikon Coolscan to work on W7 x64
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22 Aug 2011   #298
LizardOfAus

Win 7 Home Prem x64
 
 

All OK now, thanks Cygnus for all the work you put in on this forum. My 5000ED now works better than it's ever worked before.

For the record, in the hope it might help someone else, my problem boiled down to something quite simple. I had the correct .zip file from your website OK, and the instructions are clear and accurate, but when I pointed the device manager at the driver (step 9 on your website) I pointed at the .inf file itself, instead of the Nikon Files folder.

I see that dddriver made this mistake too, back in April 2010.

Having started from scratch again and getting everything right it worked first up.

You and Steel Chn deserve medals!
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22 Aug 2011   #299
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LizardOfAus View Post
For the record, in the hope it might help someone else, my problem boiled down to something quite simple. I had the correct .zip file from your website OK, and the instructions are clear and accurate, but when I pointed the device manager at the driver (step 9 on your website) I pointed at the .inf file itself, instead of the Nikon Files folder.
Yeah you need to point to the folder that you put the inf file in.

And BTW the instructions on both sites are the same, including step 9.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post
9- Click "Browse" and find the location or folder where you put the scanners.inf file. Example: C:\Program Files (x86)\Nikon\NkScan4\Nikon Files and click "Next" This will/should install the driver (scanners.inf) you extracted from the zip file for your scanner.
Anyway glad to see you go it sorted. Happy scanning

And Thanks
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24 Aug 2011   #300
glacort

windows 7 home premuim 64 bit
 
 
Thanks

I have just installed my 5000ED on Windows 7 64 bit.
Perfect !
(and I am all thumbs in such matters ... !)

Thanks a lot
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