HP ScanJet 5370cse Driver Install Tips

I purchased a HP5370 scanner at OfficeMax recently for only $29! It’s a few years old and HP will probably never update the driver again, but it works just fine with my current configuration and that’s what is important right now.

So, here’s the tip: When trying to install the drivers for Windows XP, you gotta boot your machine into SAFE MODE first. Then you can run the installer and everything will operate properly!

Update (June 1 2005): The last time I reinstalled XP, I left the scanner plugged into the box during the install. It was correctly identified and the drivers installed perfectly without any intervention from me at all.