Ever since I installed Panther I can't access my Epson scanner when I'm in OS 9 and I'd really like to!

It works fine in OS X so I can't figure out why I get the following messages when I try to start it in OS 9

The messages I get are:

Cannot find the scanner on the bus.
Please ensure that it is switched on, ready to scan and that the cables are attached correctly.

Unable to access the scanner because it is not ready or another application is using it. Please make sure that the scanner is on and connected to the computer, or close all scanning applications.

Can someone please help me out?

(Sorry if I put this in the wrong place)