Scan for hardware changes

March 18, 2005 at 21:36:03
Specs: Win XP Home SP2, 1 gig Intel, 512 mem

A few weeks ago, I saw a posting that said that if you want to run a device that was not turned on at startup, go to device manager and run "scan for hardware changes".

I did that with my HP SCSI scanner and it worked perfectly. Kept me from having to reboot to scan a document.

Now, that is not working anymore and I wondered if there is a way to make it work again or another way to do this. Thanks

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March 18, 2005 at 22:55:22

What do u mean by "not woring anymore"?
The program can't find the scanner anymore?

Try this: turn off your scanner and computer; then turn on the scanner FIRST and then the computer. The scsi scanner should be found after this. I have to do it on my scsi interface scanner all the time. Mine is a very old system tho. But give it a shot. Might help.

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March 19, 2005 at 00:26:27

It finds the scanner every time when I turn it on and the either boot, or reboot.

That suggestion a while back said that you can turn on your scanner while running XP and then use Device Manager to "Scan for Hardware Changes" and it will activate the scanner.

I thought that was great because I could then use my scanner without rebooting when a need for scanning occurs while I am working.

It actually worked that way for a few weeks, and I was really happy but now it does not work that way anymore without rebooting.

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