I have a Epson Stylus scan 2500, works awesome when I had it on a windows ME
system, built myself a new faster pc, running windows 2000 pro, nice setup
liking it alot, however i couldn't get my printer to work, dug around and
found in windows 2k or xp i have to use the usb connection, no prob I
download the new driver & twain stuff for 2k from epson's page, follow the
instructions, use the usb all is good I can now print (2 hours reading and
20$ usb cord later).
Now I am trying to SCAN something, I realize I don't have the software for
the stylus panel (to allow scanning) installed, I grab the disc and
carefully NOT install the epson driver on the disc (as it is not for 2k its
for 98 and me etc) yet I DO install the epson smart panel.
But when I try to SCAN TO AN APPLICATION (or scan to anything, email etc) it
"cannot access the scanner because another application is using it or the
scanner is not ready."
so I say hummm printer is on all is good, i print an email to confirm even,
yep its workin, yet no matter what I do it says that cannot access scanner
message when I try to scan to application.
Then I search for that error code in google and I find a page that walks me
thru uninstalling the smart panel and reinstalling it,
I follow it to the letter restart etc etc yet still same error..
Anyone have this printer with windows 2000 pro and got the scanner to work?
I did write to epsons tech support but got a very generic reply saying to
unistall and reinstall the espon smart panel (which I have done 2 times