[Athen] HP ScanJet 5100 C scanner driver :-)

Paul E. Paire paire at temple.edu
Thu Aug 23 06:31:19 PDT 2012

All the docs I've found point to this not being compatible with Vista/7: http://hpanswers.blogspot.com/2010/02/hp-scanjet-scanners-windows-7-drivers.html http://www.microsoft.com/Windows/compatibility/windows-7/en-us/Details.aspx?type=Hardware&p=HP%20Scanjet%205100c%20Scanner&v=HP&uid=C5197A&l=en-US&pf=3&pi=6&c=Printers%20%26%20Scanners&sc=Scanners&os=32-bit

>From the Amazon review<http://www.amazon.com/HP-ScanJet-5100C-Flatbed-parallel/dp/B00066G8W2> "Buyer Beware. There are no drivers available for using this scanner with Windows Vista or Win 7. If you need a boat anchor, it's fine, but that's all its good for."

However, I assume you knew this since you asked if anyone had created custom drivers for it. Sorry, wasn't able to find any of those either.

I've also seen people suggest trying Windows XP Compatibility mode, but people didn't have luck with that either. (But this is probably because the drivers were originally written for 95/98/NT and then patch it up to XP - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MfiLtWbEFM4 ) maybe you could try it with a Virtual XP instance.

Another thing you could try is using VueScan from http://www.hamrick.com/ which supposedly uses its own drivers (caveat emptor I've never used it, but just read about it on a forum post).


From: athen-list-bounces at mailman1.u.washington.edu [mailto:athen-list-bounces at mailman1.u.washington.edu] On Behalf Of Kenneth Elkind
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Subject: RE: [Athen] HP ScanJet 5100 C scanner driver :-)

I should have given you more details, the new computer is three years old running on Windows 732 bit the scanner is currently using a LPT one port however it could purchase a SCSI converter cable USB.

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