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

20 Feb 2012   #321

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post

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.
Yes, two years ago I had to reinstall XP due to a sudden ( less than 1 second ! ) blackout.
Didn't know that a single driver could become corrupt, for the same reason, while the OS remains stable.

Always learning

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08 Mar 2012   #322

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
Thank you very much


I was about to purchase Vuescan when I came across this thread. Needless to say it made for a lot of interesting reading. It took just 15 minutes to follow your directions and install the driver to get my Nikon LS 4000 working. The scanner has been collecting dust for several years, as I thought it became a very expensive paper weight. Everything is working fine and I'm real happy about being able to use Nikon Scan again.
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09 Mar 2012   #323

Windows 10 Pro

Thanks. Glad I was able to help.

Happy scanning.
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11 Mar 2012   #324

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
Finally Tried It

Hello Sygnus21

I've been trying to do this for years now unsuccessfully. I just found your instructions and got the Coolscan 5000 to work on my Win7 64bit system. Thank you for that.

It took me a while to figure out that the Nikon Scan software when executed made 2 Nikon folders in Program Files (x86). That threw me a bit. (Or was it VueScan that made one of them?).

I've kept an XP laptop around just to run that software and scanner. Now I can get rid of that.

Thanks again for you help!

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11 Mar 2012   #325

Windows 10 Pro

Thanks Rotorhead.

Yeah I looked high and low in coming across a fix for this. Thanks to this post that I was able to consolidate the file and instructions to help those in getting their scanner to work on 7. Wish Nikon did this themselves though.

Happy scanning
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18 Mar 2012   #326

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
Any chance of a solution for Windows 7 x32?

I tried all your instructions (very detailed, thank you) , but I have Windows 7 Home Premium 32 not 64. Everything works fine until step 5... I power up my scanner and then... nothing. No unknown device with yellow triangle anywhere.
I have a Nikon Super Coolscan 4000 ED. I have checked the firewire cable and connection all working fine.
Any suggestions?

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19 Mar 2012   #327

Windows 10 Pro

Hmmm... 32 bit should work.

Unfortunately it's going to be some time before I can get back to you but what you could do to help yourself is to go through this thread to see if something will be able to help you. I'm pretty sure I've helped someone here who had a 32-bit OS so that answer should be here.

Sorry I can't be of any quicker help right now but I'll check back later when I get a chance.

Until then.
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19 Mar 2012   #328

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit

Thanks! I'll go through the thread... slowly. Lots of stuff here.
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19 Mar 2012   #329

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit

Hi Sygnus21
I couldn't find much on the thread. Some 32 bit examples, but not the same problem. I am starting to worry that my scanner is actually broken. It does not make that connection/disconnection sound for peripherals.... I tried to connect some other old thing (a DVD writer) with a firewire on the same slot and the using the same cable and it worked fine. So maybe my scanner is toast....
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19 Mar 2012   #330

Windows 10 Pro

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by NCYYC View Post
Some 32 bit examples, but not the same problem.
Well at least you know the scanner works with 32-bit OS's.

Anyway do you have access to a Windows XP machine? SInce there are drivers for XP you could try hooking it up to an XP machine to see if it works. If it still doesn't work, than yeah, the scanner may be toast. In that case you could send it in for repair, but be aware that that could be expensive. See this Getting your Nikon Coolscan to work on W7 x64 and the post before it.

Oh, be aware that since you have a 32-bit OS, you'll be looking for C:\Program Files\Common Files\Nikon\Driver\Scan1394 Instead of C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Nikon\Driver\Scan1394

And since you have a firewire Scanner make sure you are looking for the Scan1394 within the directory above (C:\Program Files\Common.... )

Hey, I was crusing through this thread and came upon this post - Getting your Nikon Coolscan to work on W7 x64. With that in mind, do you know if you updated your firmware? If not, you may need to do that as I'm not sure the driver package I told you to get from Nikon's site works with the old (original) firmware on that scanner. And if you DO have to update the firmware, you'll very very likely need to do it on an XP machine. Basically what the link is saying is that the poster had to update his firmware to get the scanner working with with the drivers Nikon supplies.

Hope the helps as I won't be able to check in till sometime late tomorrow evening.

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