The software I downloaded is Vistascan 3. This could almost be in AmiRant, however, I need some help with this. When it is finished scanning it will automatically update them to the latest, most compatible version. Not tonight though, as I’m off for the works Christmas Dinner in a bit Power on the USB Scanner Any USB device should bring up the “Found new hardware” dialogue, even if it just says “unknown device”. Dave Try this for me please.

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As a Gold Certified Independent Software Vendor ISVSolvusoft is able to provide the highest level of customer satisfaction through delivering top-level software and service solutions, which have been subject to a rigourous and continually-audited approval process by Microsoft. I’ll give it a try though.

Not tonight though, as I’m off for the works Christmas Dinner in a bit As a matter of interest, have you tried installing it the other way round? The most likely one that seems to work for most people is installing the 3.

That’s the problem, Charlie in that the scanner isn’t plug-and-play; it isn’t detected as new hardware so the Add New Hardware Wizard isn’t triggered. By continuing to browse, you are agreeing to our use of cookies as explained in our Privacy Policy.

UMAX Scanner Astra 2100U VistaScan USB

I recall something sinister like this with my old UMAX some 8 years back now. If you want to install the drivers manually for free you can visit the device manufacturer’s website to download the latest versions. I still can’t understand why the CD won’t work: Visit the device manufacturer’s website to download the latest versions. Easy Driver Pro free scan will find all the outdated drivers on your PC.


If it is, right-click it, select Properties, then click the ‘Driver’ tab then the ‘Driver Details’ button and take a screen shot of the window that pops up with the drivers list and their locations. How is the Gold Competency Level Attained?

Umax WAS a great scanner until the company got greedy. Dave Try this for me please. It checks everything such as sound card, graphic card, monitor, mouse, printer, etc. Vistascan is supposed to be a Windows ‘All’ program, yet I can boiot astfa machine and see the Vistascan icon in the Systray, yet the software can’t see the: If you go into device manager, does the scanner appear, even as an unknown device??

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Furthermore, installing the wrong uMax drivers can make these problems even worse. If I can get that list, I may get somewhere. When I finally got sick of the Adaptec Scsi card having no updated drivers and Umax wanting me to pay for new drivers, I switched to an USB Epson scanner and have not looked back.

I went for straight 3. Even trying ‘Add New Device’ in Scanners and Cameras and searching for the driver manually doesn’t come up with a driver for the U. To achieve a Gold competency level, Solvusoft goes through extensive independent analysis that looks for, amongst other qualities, a high level of software expertise, a successful customer service track record, and top-tier customer value.


I’d be a bit concerned if Windows completely fails to notice a Astrw device being plugged in at all.

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Easy Driver Pro does not sell or charge for drivers. I know it’s in a sub folder of the CD but can’t remember where. The information contained on this site is for informational purposes only. Thanks; I may need to grab some files from you via Messenger or similar.

I thought Win 98 drivers weren’t compatible with XP. Anything powered up on the USB should get seen.

Umax Astra 2100U USB Flatbed Color Scanner

This website is using cookies. Using asstra or corrupt uMax Astra U drivers can cause system errors, crashes, and cause your computer or hardware to fail. Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10 Downloads: Maintaining updated uMax Astra U software prevents crashes and maximizes hardware and system performance.