HP 3200C on Windows NT

Posted on 2000-03-21
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Last Modified: 2013-12-27
I want to use my HP 3200C Scanner in Windows NT but can't find the drivers. Who has drivers for this scanner?

Gosse Adema
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Expert Comment

ID: 2643658
As shown on the links below, this scanner is not compatible with NT.



"System Requirements
PC with Pentium® (586 & up) or equivalent processor
Parallel port
Windows® 95, 98
16 MB RAM or more (32 MB recommended)
VGA monitor (256 colors)
CD-ROM drive "

Author Comment

ID: 2644098
Found some information on (see tekst below):


I haven't tested it yet.

Gosse Adema

Posted by Steven Jordan on January 17, 2000 at 20:38:23:

In Reply to: Re: Driver for HP Scanjet 3200C for Windows NT posted by Rob C on November 04, 1999 at 00:52:55:

This solution works perfect. I thought I was screwed by HP, but this driver saved the day. I don't notice any difference from the HP3200c in win98 from using this scanner driver in NT!

: "www02.umax.com/download/product.cfm?prdCat=Scanner
: Download the Umax Astra 1220p driver from the above site. Make sure it's the parellel driver you retreive and not the scsi
: It's a much better driver and includes VistaScan which is ideal for Beginners and Advanced users alike as it allows you to choose between settings for both.
: It is mure functional and allows you to control the scanner lamp as well as all the usual things like resolution, source image type (magazine, text, art etc)
: Only drawback is that it is 22MB. You can order the CD or download the driver only which is 12MB. This includes TWAIN drivers and VistaScan. The full install includes Photo enhanced Magic Match(ing), OCR and lots of other useful tools. "

: And yes it works GREAT !"


Expert Comment

ID: 2644771
If it works, fine :)
Don't like hp anymore ..

But if it doesn't ... HP did not make it NT- compatible :(
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Expert Comment

ID: 2644872
ps if it works...
Make sure this question is answered....
If it works. i'd like too see this solution in the PAQ.

Author Comment

ID: 2648025

Consumer Scanners
Scanner model: Astra 1220P
Operating system: Windows NT

Disk 1 of Vistascan 3.5.1
File: vcs351pa.exe
File size: 6.7 Mb

Execute the file and the installer is extracted.
Run setup and choose custom install. Only select to install the drivers (the others give errors).
Reboot the computer after installing the software.

Now it's possible to use the Scanjet 3200C in Windows NT.

There are more files on the umax-site but I only had time to download the first one.

to be continued...

Gosse Adema

Expert Comment

ID: 2648212

You are scanning now???

(Ever noticed.... Place the umax scanner next to the one of HP....
Notice the differents ;-)   )


Author Comment

ID: 2648311
I have made some scans (at home) with corelscan using the umax drivers with the HP scanjet 3200C and it't working. I'll do some more testing after downloading the other software from the UMAX site.

The scanners look the same (and the sizes are the same) but the color depth is different.
Is there a way to check the real color depth of my scanner?


Type Color Flatbed
Method Single-pass
Element Color CCD
Light Source Cold Cathode Lamp
Hardware Resolution 600 dpi x 1200 dpi
Maximum Interpolated Resolution 9600 dpi x 9600 dpi
Color Depth 36-bit color quality with patented BET Technology
A/D Converter 10-bit
Maximum Scan Size 8.5" x 11.7"
Document Size Letter, A4, A5, B5, Business Cards
Scan Modes 36-bit color; 24-bit color; 12-bit gray scale; 8-bit gray scale; 1-bit halftone; 1-bit line art
Hardware Interface SCSI-2 (1220s); Parallel Port (1220p);USB Port (1220u)
Power Consumption 12 Watts
Dimensions 18.4" x 12.2" x 3.9"
Net Weight 7.8 lbs.
System Support Macintosh Windows 95 Windows 98 Windows NT
Transparency Adapter optional

HP 3200C:

Scanning Type  Flatbed, color  
Scan Resolution, Enhanced  9600 dpi  
Scan Resolution, Hardware  600 x 1200 dpi  
Color Processing  30-bit (internal hardware)  
Scan Speed  <90 secs, 4 x 6-in color photo to MS Word;
<2.5 mins, OCR letter-size B/W text to MS Word;
<90 secs, art to MS Word  
Max. Scan Size  8.5 x 11.7 in. (216 mm x 297 mm)  
Software Included  HP PrecisionScan LT w/integrated Caere OCR, Adobe PhotoDeluxe 2.0 image editor, G&A Imaging PhotoRecall Deluxe photo management,  
Connectivity  Enhanced Parallel Port  
Automatic Document Feeder  No  
Warranty  90-day HP limited hardware warranty with HP Exchange Service (U.S. and Canada)  
Dimensions  H x W x L: 3.9'' (99 mm) x 12.2'' (310 mm) x 18.4'' (467 mm  


Expert Comment

ID: 2648356
Color Depth 36-bit color quality with patented BET Technology

-> is the BET Technology software or hardware?

Author Comment

ID: 2648403
The latest version of this driver (22.9 Mb) is available on:


I'll download these drivers and test them on Windows NT.

I found some information on the umax support site:

Model: Astra 1220P, 1220S, 1220U
Internal Bit Depth (ADC): 30
Hardware Output Bit Depth: 36 (with BET)  

It looks like umax scans only 30 bit-colors.

Gosse Adema


Accepted Solution

jbrugman earned 150 total points
ID: 2648497
So then they should be the same :-)

Author Comment

ID: 2660012
Downloaded software from UMAX-support-site and the scanner is working in NT.

Accepted comment as answer to keep this information in the answer-list

Gosse Adema

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