> I'm running a Dell 3GHz CPU with 2G RAM and WinXP PRO SP2
> I have a Umax AstraNET A101 scanner. Does anyone know where I can get a
> WINXP driver for this scanner. I can't find it by Google.
According to this, Astranet ia101 is the same as the 3400 model,
so perhaps you could look for that one.
You can see that several scanners share the same hardware
description here. The trick would be, if they were released
later in time, there might be later OS support for them.
SANE is the Linux equivalent of TWAIN. You could always pop
a Ubuntu LiveCD into the PC, and boot Ubuntu long enough to
do some scanning. If you only scan occasionally, that solution
might save you from having to buy another scanner. The Ubuntu
download is free (probably around 700MB or so), but you have
to burn a bootable CD with it. I used Nero to burn the CD, but
you can also use a program like Imgburn to do it.
It's also possible, you could look around for alternate sources
of the Umax download. Or find someone who has the CD for
Astra 3400 with a copy of Vistascan 3.75 on it.