Also, its not displayed in the hardware manager. Now it responds to commands in the test utility that comes with the drivers, so I believe this is some minor issue. I took the following steps: But then again I’m fibbing a little here. This was helpful 0.

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It was green and beside the drivers it also had some Photosuite application.

Ancient scanner Genius Colorpage Vivid Pro II

However I don’t know Linux. However, it shows signs of life in the test utility that comes with the drivers. I uninstalled several programs, cause I assumed that they can interfere with the scanner.

So this is not the XP driver? The installation CD is lost since then. Maybe that’d work, I dunno. This scanner appears to have Linux Sane support. Thank you for your opinions. Advertisements or commercial links. I dont use the pc for demanding tasks, so this scanner is good enough for me.


You can find that same archive vp2w2k. Back to PC Hardware forum 7 total posts. Proffitt Forum moderator July 24, 1: Sexually explicit or offensive language Spam: I made it work!

Flaming or offending other users Illegal activities: After achieving what I considered a more-less “clean” situation, I installed the scanner’s drivers. I’m sure you looked worldwide on ebay too.

Genius Product Support – ColorPage-Vivid Pro II

In BIOS, new options appeared which were not there previously. I’m using XP again. It’s Win driver, not XP. Also, its not displayed in the hardware manager. But that’s just a test, a preview. I re-installed Corel Draw and the scanner is there! Proffitt Forum moderator July 25, 5: But since I owned a few parallel port scanners years ago I too can’t remember all the steps.

No need for dual-boot, linux or such solutions. Now reclaimed for duty.

I made it work before, I just don’t remember how. I unistalled the drivers, deleted all the files that remained after the colorpate-vivid and I cleaned the registry from all the references to the scanner that I could find some of them manually, some of them by using CCleaner.


Corel Draw X13, virtual dvd drive, my mobile phone’s software etc. Colorpwge-vivid you know, the addresses for LPT 1, 2 and 3 are carved in silicon but as time went on, they could move.

CNET’s Forum on PC hardware is the best source for finding help, troubleshooting, and getting buying advice from a community of experts. I also tried a trick by adding a path to C: There’s colorpage-vivld a wiatwain. The driver that you linked does not work: