First off we had a HDD unrecoverable crash that had W98SE as OS, the Scanjet was working pefectly although the initial installation was a pain in the a.. , the scanner runs from a SCSI pci host adapter card from adaptec model AVA-2906.
The SCSI controller was installed upon installation of windows 2000 pro but a unknown PCI device is still in the device manager list, and it is the PCI to SCSI host adapter because everything else is installed in the system and devices works as supposed. We downloaded the latest adaptec drivers for the SCSI card but the PCI Device (host adapter) doesn't want to install. We know the PCI device that is misssing is the last peice of the puzzle to complete the installation and for the system to access the scanner.
We searched google and some message says that it is not compatible and I would probably need the HP SCSI kit to make it work but we can't find that kit on the net.
Legal format scanners are stupidly expensive compare to letter format and spending another 600$ for a new scanner is not really his intentions, we don't want to re-install W98 since W2K is way better and more reliable.
Any help would be really appreciated!