adding a scanner

April 3, 2009 at 10:08:21
Specs: Windows XP
I have a cannon fb630u scanner that I am trying to connect to my WIN XP computer. I downloaded the latest driver, but when I click to add an imaging device Cannon is not an option. Can I add more manufacturer options to the Scanner and Camera Installation Wizzard? Is there another way to get my computer to recognize the scanner?

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#1
April 3, 2009 at 10:17:41
What is the interface of the scanner? Do you have software accompanying the scanner?

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#2
April 3, 2009 at 10:41:34
I threw the disk out as the driver was outdated so I didn't think I'd ever need it.

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#3
April 3, 2009 at 10:43:16
That is one answer out of two questions.

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#4
April 3, 2009 at 11:00:16
how do I tell the interface?

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#5
April 3, 2009 at 11:04:56
Is it parallel or USB?

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#6
April 3, 2009 at 11:13:19
oh duh - USB

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#7
April 3, 2009 at 11:25:26
Did you install the drivers BEFORE connecting the scanner?

Go to the link below to get all you should need to get up and running.

http://www.usa.canon.com/consumer/c...


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#8
April 3, 2009 at 11:28:36
I installed the driver after connecting the scanner as I thought it was already installed on this particular computer, but it must have been my daughters. I'll try the link you sent, thanks.

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#9
April 3, 2009 at 11:34:08
Remove any scanner listings in Device Manager.

The other software in the link is useful. A scanner without any software is not of much use.


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#10
April 3, 2009 at 12:15:11
You need to install the software first for any printer/aio, etc, before connecting it to the computer.

EEOC


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#11
April 3, 2009 at 13:04:11
So then I should remove the scanner from device manager, install the software for it, put it back in device manager and then connect it to the computer?

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#12
April 3, 2009 at 13:06:33
That is the normal method for all USB devices. So, yes.

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#13
April 3, 2009 at 14:25:39
"install the software for it, put it back in device manager and then connect it to the computer?". No. Install the software, and connect it to the computer when prompted. You won't need to do anything in Device Manager after installing the software.

EEOC


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#14
April 3, 2009 at 14:33:32
Yea, I should have read better.

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