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

26 Jan 2012   #311
masplin

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Found it on another site and works fine

http://photo.net/digital-darkroom-forum/00ZhGb


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27 Jan 2012   #312
mgriffith55

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

syngus21, I wanted to give you some feedback on setting my Nikon Coolscan 4000 up, followed your procedure and it worked like a charm, even the slide loader works and I'm plenty stoked. Much thanks!!
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27 Jan 2012   #313
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Thank you mgriffith55, appreciate it.

Happy scanning
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18 Feb 2012   #314
Fernando1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post
- EDIT: Since my site is currently down here's the file -.
Sygnus21, Thank you very much for having done this Edit. I have your original file copied everywhere I can, but wanted a fresh one since my 4000ED showed an odd error message. I was just about to uninstall the whole driver and revised your original (saved) post ...until I happened to read this twice, and felt a click inside:
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post
7- Go to Device Manager Control Panel, Device Manager and look for the "Unknown Device" (your scanner) with the yellow triangle.

8- Right click on it and choose "Update Driver Software" then choose "Browse my computer for driver software"

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.
Simply, I Updated and Browsed again. Clicked Next, got an O.K. message. Turned On the Coolscan, and the error message had disappeared.
Still, I don't know why did it stop working, and what did the error message meant. Nor if this issue was previously treated in this Topic thread.

Now, ...now I will see if the Coolscan is in fact working as it did before ....
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18 Feb 2012   #315
Fernando1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Fernando1 View Post

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post
7- Go to Device Manager Control Panel, Device Manager and look for the "Unknown Device" (your scanner) with the yellow triangle.
Think I missed one point: there was no yellow triangle at all, anywhere, everything seemed just right.
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18 Feb 2012   #316
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Sorry I just now seeing your post.

Anyway I'm not sure what your question or issue is but do you have it working now?
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19 Feb 2012   #317
Fernando1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post
Sorry I just now seeing your post.

Anyway I'm not sure what your question or issue is but do you have it working now?
No problem, not in a hurry. Thanks for your prompt reply .

1- Yes, I have it working now and hope it will do for a very long time from now. Followed steps 7, 8, 9 and the error message didn't show up again.
The yellow triangle never appeared.
I had uninstalled VueScan last Wednesday, but this did not prevent the error message to show up any time I launched NikonScan. I have it working now, but didn't install VueScan again.

2- The question / issue is: what may have happened ? - it was working like a charm, I took my summer holidays and stopped scanning for four weeks, and all of a sudden I got an error message when launching NikonScan only (VueScan worked fine, but since I prefer NikonScan I uninstalled VueScan but, as said, this didn't heal the problem).

3- By chance, before reinstalling the whole Nikon driver, I experimented with steps 7, 8, 9 only, and this procedure proved enough to make the scanner to work as nice as before. But I still doubt about installing VueScan again, because I have not a clue on what was the cause that made Windows 7 to lose contact with some part of the Nikon driver.

Did I make myself clear enough? English is not my mother language, thus it's very probable that I posed my question / issue in a rather confusing way. Sorry about that, I always try to write the best I can.

Last, I want to thank you for having updated the link to download your file ..
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20 Feb 2012   #318
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Fernando1 View Post
2- The question / issue is: what may have happened ? - it was working like a charm, I took my summer holidays and stopped scanning for four weeks, and all of a sudden I got an error message when launching NikonScan only (VueScan worked fine, but since I prefer NikonScan I uninstalled VueScan but, as said, this didn't heal the problem).
I've no idea what happened. I have both Nikon and Vuscan installed and have never experienced that issue, nor seen it reported here. In fact I just now tried the scanner for the first time in about 8 months and the software and everything still works.

One thing to check is that you don't have a loose connection between the the scanner (USB/FireWire) and PC as that could cause a driver issue. Also check that the power cord isn't loose. Other than that I can't say.

Anyway you say it's working now so I'd go from there.

Peace
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20 Feb 2012   #319
Fernando1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post
One thing to check is that you don't have a loose connection between the the scanner (USB/FireWire) and PC as that could cause a driver issue.
Mmmmm .... I missed to mention it, but I did so since it was part of your original post. I didn't notice it could be loose, but anyway I unplugged and made myself sure to plug it tight.
If a loose FW connection can cause odd driver issues (not a simple 'device not found'), you may have nailed on the answer, and at the same time, underlined an instruction line I had understated (it seemed such an obvious thing ... ). Thank you again. I will install VueScan with more confidence now.
Peace
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20 Feb 2012   #320
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Fernando1 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post
One thing to check is that you don't have a loose connection between the the scanner (USB/FireWire) and PC as that could cause a driver issue.
If a loose FW connection can cause odd driver issues (not a simple 'device not found'),
A loose connection can very well cause a driver issue just a loose connection can cause a light to fail. In the case of the driver this can happen if it's rapidly being cycled off and on by a loose connection. This activity can cause the driver to corrupt itself and not function properly.

Sometimes you'll see this happen to the OS (Windows) and/or drivers when there is a rapid or sudden shutdown and startup of the system. It usually take more that one time for this to happen, though once is enough.

Anyway you have it fixed. Happy scanning.

Peace
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