Sorry for any trouble. I got it figured out by downloading and loading the TWAIN driver. That driver allowed me to search for a required menu link to a graphics program ? in this case Corel PhotoPaint. Now the scanner seems to be working. Thanks.
I have a Canon scanner model CanoScan N670U that ran perfectly on my older Win 98SE computer. Now I added a new, faster computer using Win XP.
However, I cannot find the original software CD that came with the scanner. So I went to the one of the official Canon websites and saw they have a list of software for this scanner and WinXP.
I downloaded the CanonScan Toolbox (shown below). However, I did not download any separate drivers or other software. I figured the ?Toolbox? would include everything.
I just extracted and ran the ?.exe? file that came with the Canon toolbox. I manually put a scanner icon on my desktop and when I click the icon, a scanner menu with "scan, OCR, and other options" opens (I guess this is the toolbox?).
However, I still can?t scan. When I try a test scan, the scanner toolbox menu opens and asks ?saved scanned image to (Filename)? and ?type? of image (gif, jpg, etc).
Then, a small menu window (with "Browse") asks me to select the location to save the scanned image. Finally, another menu window asks me to ?Link scanned images to? (example: an image editing program ).
When I click the ?SCAN? button, I get an information pop-up message saying ?Specifies the program where the scanned image is transferred?. The scanner won?t start.
Question: Besides the Toolbox already downloaded, do I need to download /load the driver(s) to my computer separately?
From the list of available software shown below, what do you think I should download and load on my computer to make the scanner run? Also, should the needed software/drivers be loaded in any particular order? Thanks much.
SOFTWARE FROM CANON WEBSITE (note: all WinxP compatible)
1. CanoScan Toolbox (22.214.171.124)
This is a software utility which will help make using your scanner easier
2. Deldrv.exe (126.96.36.199)
3. ScanGear CS (188.8.131.52a)
This is a software that allows your computer to communicate with the scanner
4. Uninstall Utility (1.240)
This software allows you to uninstall Canon software
Drivers / Software Selection
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Drivers - File Name and Description
TWAIN Driver - N670U Scanner Driver Ver. 184.108.40.206a_xp
lide20lide30n670un676un1240uvst7031a_xpen.exe - 5.28 MB
WIA Driver - CanoScan N670U/N676U/N1240U Scanner WIA Driver for Windows XP
Software - File Name and Description
CanoScan Toolbox Ver. 220.127.116.11 (Windows Vista/XP/2000/Me/98)
DelDrv Ver. 18.104.22.168 (Windows)