Originally Posted by wojtek
That is rather bizarre. Do you have any printers/multifunctional devices plugged in through usb? Try uninstalling their drivers first, and then connecting the Minolta.
I have performed the trick described in my previous post with three scanners since (Scan Dual III and two IV's), both on Win7 32 & 64 bit and it worked like a charm...
I tried to do this on a new computer I bought 2 days ago. Nothing else is installed there yet except Elements 9 and, now, PS6.
Actually I decided to buy Vuescan but I miss the ease of function and speed I had already achieved with the Minolta software. I guess I'll have to preserve the older computer under Windows XP until I can figure out how to make Vuescan work speedily.
Thank you for your help.