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Lynne

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Epson scanner problem
« on: August 27, 2005, 06:04:26 PM »
Running win98se. Epson perfection 1250 scanner

Hope you can help.

Just had computer in the "fixers" for a check over and now my scanner won't work. I have tried re-installing (which meant removing existing files) now it is saying that ISMDLL.dll cannot be found so the "scan to file" won't work on my scanner.

Can I find this file anywhere?

I'm not technical in the slightest so be gentle with me!!

Thanks
Lynne

Raptor

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Re: Epson scanner problem
« Reply #1 on: August 27, 2005, 06:12:07 PM »
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Just had computer in the "fixers" for a check over and now my scanner won't work.


Hello, Lynne. Can you recall what they have done to your computer?

You may need to reinstall the drivers for the scanner. Try downloading the latest drivers from the manufacturers webpage.

Lynne

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Re: Epson scanner problem
« Reply #2 on: August 27, 2005, 06:28:32 PM »
Thanks for your swift reply - just off to see if I can get the driver from the epsom site.

Lynne

Lynne

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Re: Epson scanner problem
« Reply #3 on: August 27, 2005, 06:48:57 PM »
found something but don't think it was relevant. Installed it anyway but problem still there.

Off to bed now before I throw it through the window!!

I'll try again tomorrow

Thanks anyway, Raptor

ojas25



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    Re: Epson scanner problem
    « Reply #4 on: August 28, 2005, 01:16:59 AM »
    You might like to go to Driver Guide Windows it list just about every driver for all hardware
    Computers are my hobby and my income love working with computers

    Lynne

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    Re: Epson scanner problem
    « Reply #5 on: August 28, 2005, 06:40:07 AM »
    I've now downloaded another driver and nothings changed. When I try to open the epson Smart Panel (which gives you the choice of tasks) I am still getting the notice " A required .dll file ISMDLL.dll was not found ".

    I have checked through the installation disk I got with the software and there is no ISMDLL.dll file on that disk so I can only presume it is a seperate file that belongs to Windows or such like.

    Now I'm stuck!!

    Lynne

    Raptor

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    Re: Epson scanner problem
    « Reply #6 on: August 28, 2005, 06:47:45 AM »
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    Off to bed now before I throw it through the window!!


    Hope you had a good night of sleep.

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    espmain.exe       programfilesdir+\epson\epson smart panel for scanner\copy utility\ismdll.dll


    The .DLL file seems entirely related to Epson. Have you tried reinstalling this control panel or does it come with the drivers?

    Lynne

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    Re: Epson scanner problem
    « Reply #7 on: August 28, 2005, 07:27:48 AM »
    Hi Raptor,

    I have tried to install the whole thing twice now. (installation disk - autorun) It says it needs to un-install all existing files to be able to re-install, I click OK. The only thing I haven't done is remove/un-install Epson folder manually before re-installing. Didn't think it would make a difference.

    Where did you get that path in your last post from? Surely if the .dll file is entirely related to epson it should be on the installation disk?

    grrrrrrrrrrrr........

    Lynne >:(

    Lynne

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    Re: Epson scanner problem
    « Reply #8 on: August 28, 2005, 07:46:55 AM »
    Just remembered that when I was at the "fixers" (I use that term loosely) they said I had 400 somethings in my registry and cleaned that up.......have they deleted something important?

    They were that good they installed a new sound card for me and it doesn't work!! And the original problem of getting a notification of "a fatal error number 016. ?????? has occured" etc whenever I am using graphic programmes, is still happening.

    I will go back to them next week, guns blazing, but I have some important work to do today so rather miffed and desperate!!

    Lynne

    Raptor

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    Re: Epson scanner problem
    « Reply #9 on: August 28, 2005, 08:00:17 AM »
    If the computer is still under warranty, return it!

    merlin_2

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    Re: Epson scanner problem
    « Reply #10 on: August 28, 2005, 05:37:28 PM »
    Is this a usb scanner

    2k dummy

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    Re: Epson scanner problem
    « Reply #11 on: August 28, 2005, 05:48:25 PM »
    Go into device manager and update driver.