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Canon twain scanner error please help

by princhaggis / February 11, 2004 4:41 PM PST

I purchaced another canon scanner, and still have the same problem as before computer cant detect image device. have tried (1) changing USB ports (2) downloading driver from canon web site (3) hours of phone calls to canon (4) installing driver first then plug in scanner (5) pluging in scanner and letting the wizard do its thing but cannot find driver on cd and wants to connect to the internet (6)installing it on other computers(this worked)(7)device manager lists it as unknown.
Please help if you can. I am running XP PRO AMD 2600+ 512 mb ram & Canon lide 50 scanner

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Re:Canon twain scanner error please help
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 11, 2004 9:24 PM PST

The "XP PRO AMD" brings up issues that most won't handle with ease. XP may or may not install the USB port drivers or filters and the result is some items may do exactly as you wrote and flumox the end user.

Your system supplier should help install whatever motherboard and USB drivers that are needed to make this work IF you are saying the scanner works on other Windows XP based machines.

In closing, the site could be helpful, but without the make/model of the AMD motherboard I have to let you research which page to read.


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Re:Canon twain scanner error please help
by Papa Echo / February 11, 2004 10:24 PM PST

Have you tried the wizard at Control Panel>Scanners and Cameras -Add scanner ? Is the model listed ? After installing, you have to 'Refresh' , so that the icon of your scanner appears at the Scanner/Camera folder .

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Re:Canon twain scanner error please help
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / February 12, 2004 5:12 AM PST


Have you tried a different USB cable. They can go "bad".

I have found problems with scanners that did an infective job at uninstalling the Twain drivers. Make sure to uninstall all scanner software from the computer, then search for the Twain drivers and remove them manually.

Canon has a specific instruction for uninstalling the software which uses the installation CD to unintall. Here it is at the link below:

Error message "Cannot communicate with scanner.

Hope this helps.


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