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

03 Nov 2010   #181

windows 7 64bits


I used your last scanner.inf with the LS-40.
The reason I tried the solution I described first was that it was easier (the driver can be installed without the nikonscan 4.03 in place and with no additional file) and it proved itself on my wifes PC.
No idea why it did not on mine...


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03 Nov 2010   #182

Windows 10 Pro

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Yabbytail View Post
(the driver can be installed without the nikonscan 4.03 in place and with no additional file)
It didn't work like that on mine either, nor a lot of other people. What version of Windows does your wife have - 32 or 64-bit?

BTW the driver for the scanner is actually in the nikonscan software, so it's really strange that the driver would install without the software installed.

Did your wife happen to have a copy of vuescan installed by chance?

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Yabbytail View Post
I used your last scanner.inf with the LS-40.
That's good, so I know that file works. Will have to upload it to my site.

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03 Nov 2010   #183

windows 7 64bits

She has 64 bits and the software was not installed.
Axels instructions were to install the driver first and than the 4.03 with both options (to install LS-40 or LS-4000) UNchecked during the installation.

It works (sometimes), but not for my desktop.

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03 Nov 2010   #184

Windows 10 Pro

I'm not familiar with "Axels instructions" ??? Can you give me a link. I'm just curious.

Thanks, and good luck.
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04 Nov 2010   #185

windows 7 64bits

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07 Nov 2010   #186

Windows 7

Can you tell me your web address. I am trying to use your Nikon Coolscan fix.
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07 Nov 2010   #187

Windows 10 Pro

Please read the first page of this thread.

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10 Nov 2010   #188

Vista x64

I use Vista x64 and hope my post belongs here.

I have a Nikon Super Coolscan 9000ED that does not work with my Vista x64 computer. I followed your instructions carefully and installed the Nikon 4.0.3 drivers for Vista 32-bit, then made the folder with the two files. The Device Manager tells me that the IEEE 1394 Bus Host Controller and the Imaging Device is installed.

Unfortunately when I start Nikon Scan.exe I get a blue screen crash.

I have tried using the driver that follows VueScan. When I start VueScan it tells me that no device is attached. This leads me to the possible conclusion that it is a hardware problem. The scanner and Nikon Scan works fine on my Windows 2000 computer, so it's not the scanner itself that is the problem. Rather, the problem may be my FireWire card. I use the PCI card that followed the scanner when I bought it.

My question is therefore this: can you give details about what kind of FireWire card you use when it works? Does the card have to be Vista compatible in any special way? Is the FireWire card of the old 600-type (IEEE 1394) or the new 800-type (IEEE1394b)?
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10 Nov 2010   #189

Windows 10 Pro

Hi Rhett,

First off, yes this is the place to post your issue since this is the only place to voice your issues/concerns.

To answer the FireWire (1394) question.... I use the 1394 connection that's built into my motherboard; prior to that I had an Adaptec USB/FireWire card that I used under XP. In short, I've never used the FireWire card that came with my scanner.

Now.... I've never tried these procedures under Vista 64-bit so I can't tell you what issues may arise. However since I do have Vista 64-bit on one of my drives I'll have to test out the procedures there to see if there are any issues.

In the mean time you should consider checking to make sure the 1394 port is working and/or checking that there's nothing wrong with the cable.

Also do note that the scan software does work under Vista 32-bit. I know this because I used it under Vista 32; I just haven't tried it under 64.

I'll let you know what I find out later on this evening, or sometime tomorrow.

Until then.
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10 Nov 2010   #190

Windows 10 Pro

Ok I'm on Vista now and unfortunately these procedures won't work for Vista x64. It won't accept the hacked driver

Here's a couple of images....

Under Vista your scanner will show up as SBP2 IEEE 1394 Devices under Device Manager......

Getting your Nikon Coolscan to work on W7 x64-vista-nikon-scan-driver-install.jpg

Trying to install the scanners.inf file will result in a message basically stating an incompatibility issue. It want's a 64-bit version

Getting your Nikon Coolscan to work on W7 x64-vista-nikon-scan-driver-install-fail.jpg

You could try it with your scanner, but honestly I'd be surprised if you got better results than I did. Sorry

Here's the procedures anyway.... Under Device Manager in Vista....

- Look for SBP2 IEEE 1394 Devices
Double click that and click Update Driver and choose
- Browse my computer for driver software then click
- Let me pick from a list of device drivers on my computer then click
- Have Disk and click
- Browse and look for the folder where you extracted the scanners.inf file
- Click on the file and hit OK. If it works the driver will install, if it doens't you'll get the message in the second.

Again it doens't work for me, and I have a Nikon Coolscan 4000 with a FireWire connection.

The only other option I can offer is to go with Vuescan which does work under Vista x64.

Getting your Nikon Coolscan to work on W7 x64-vuescan-under-vista-64.jpg

I'll also state that if Vuescan isn't picking up the scanner, then there is an issue, and it may be hardware related.

Let me know.

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