|My "final" interesting experience: I changed the virtual memory from a hard set 2000 MB to "Let Windows Manage it." On reboot the free space on C Drive went from 3.89 GB down to 2.20 GB. I could find no new files created on the C-Drive--"space" was just lost. I could then only get 10 slides at a time.|
SO THEN--I reset my virtual memory to a 500 MB hard set (both min and max were 500 MB). On reboot the C-Drive now shows 5.14 GB free space==and now I can scan 16 slides at a time.
It certainly appears that the HP software uses some kind of virtual memory and free space ((and Temp Files)) all on the C-Drive that affects scanning performance while giving error messages that don't help diagnose anything while reporting free space as adequate to do the job.
Following OtheHill's advice==if you want to get the full scanning capability of the HP G4050 scanner==get as much free space as you can and defrag it?
OtheHill==about a month ago I did try to expand the first partition into an empty second partition. I think the upshot was that resizing the first partition to a larger size did not work, but merging the two partitions did. Thankfully, right now, I don't have to worry about it===until maybe the small virtual memory file screws up some other function? I doubt that, but we shall see?
Now to find out why Win Seven won't allow renaming a file by removing the first blank space in the name==it sees it as the same name. Have to put an x in the space and then remove the x. This rename function has worked in windows for 20 years. Now it doesn't.
Similarly with Open Office spreadsheet. It sorts a column but thinks that B comes before A. How long has the ascending alphabet been "known" to the programers?
But MOST AGGRAVATING: the mouse pointer has always worked without thinking about it until Win 7. Now, its kinda erratic not holding onto highlighted material and refusing to highlight material etc. I've played with several mouse control settings and they do make a difference but these settings seems to revert back with other non-related system changes?
Things really ought to be easier/more stable than this?
PS--for all the HP owners out there, I will check this thread from time to time to see if there are questions. Hopefully, OtheHill might as well and machines that "should" work actually will be?