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Q: Solved: Scan/Copy/Vista

I'm almost positive this can be done under Windows Vista. I have a little HP all in one printer/fax/scanner. I have a receipt for tires I just bought. I want to scan the receipt, and somehow save it to the hard drive of my computer, or maybe the flash drive. I don't remember installing any software when I bought the printer, both the printer and my lap top are HP. I think this can be done just under Vista.
Thank you, help is greatly appreciated.

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Preferred Solution: Solved: Scan/Copy/Vista

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

A: Solved: Scan/Copy/Vista

Normally with any scanner, you need to have the driver installed for the computer to recognize it. Usually the driver is located on the software disk and you can just locate the setup.exe. However, if it's an older scanner you will need to visit the HP site to look for a Vista driver for it. It may be called TWAIN driver. But by default, Vista will scan documents into your C:\Users\<username>\Documents\ directory.

You can also follow this guide to help you scan:

http://windowshelp.microsoft.com/Windows/en-US/Help/db303def-961c-412a-9a43-f9514afa871a1033.mspx#ES

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OK ladies and gentlemen, need some advice. My HP F380 has bit the dust, best all-in-one I have ever owned and had it for 8 years. I would like something like it as I need to be able to use the scanner and copier on occasion. I liked the fact I only had two cartridges to replace, one black, and one color. I do not need a photo type which requires four separate cartridges.

Any ideas?
Thanks,

Capt
 

A:Solved: Need an All-in-one printer/copy/scan???

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Hello all, I just joined here,and before I screw up my computer,
thought I better ask for help,Please.

I have noticed sometimes my computer acts odd,
and although i have Computer Associates EZ antivirus program,
wonder if it might be missing something.

I had noticed last week Ad-Aware kept freezing up.

Windoes XP pro with service pack 2,if it matters.

Thanks, Lee/cavemanmoron
Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 10:40:19 AM, on 11/20/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\CA\eTrust EZ Armor\eTrust EZ Antivirus\CAVTray.exe
C:\Program Files\CA\eTrust EZ Armor\eTrust EZ Antivirus\CAVRID.exe
C:\Program Files\CA\eTrust EZ Armor\eTrust EZ Firewall\ca.exe
C:\Program Files\CA\eTrust EZ Armor\eTrust EZ Antivirus\ISafe.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\CA\eTrust EZ Armor\eTrust EZ Antivirus\VetMsg.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ZONELABS\vsmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lxcecoms.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files\AIM\aim.exe
D:\HijackThis.exe

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A:Solved: Hi newbie here,have a copy of Hijack this scan,can someone look and help please.

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OK , having major difficulties getting these fixes to work. I have windows vista premium home, hjt will do the scan but halfway through says for some reason "your system denied write access to the Hosts file" I tried to set hjt to run as administrator but that is grayed out, so when I select "ok" it finishes the scan but no copy is posted in notepad. I did actually select a few known trash and it did remove them. dds appears to do its scan but doesn't post any results in notepad. And rootrepeal gives me a device controller error and wont scan. Does anyone have any suggesting on what to do? I did a system repair back to the 30 of December but that seemed to on reduce the popups.

Gordy

A:corrupt system wont let me run nso when i select "ok" it finnishes it's scan but no copy of scan is posted in noteb...

Welcome to BCPlease try this:Please download RSIT by random/random and save it to your Desktop.Note: You will need to run this tool while connected to the Internet so it can download HijackThis if it is not located on your system. If you get a warning from your firewall or other security programs regarding Rist attempting to contact the Internet, please allow the connection.Close all applications and windows so that you have nothing open and are at your Desktop.Double-click on RSIT.exe to start the program.If using Windows Vista, be sure to Run As Administrator.Click Continue after reading the disclaimer screen.Leave the drop down box set to default: "List/folders created or modified in the last 1 month (30 days).When the scan is complete, a text file named log.txt will automatically open in Notepad.Save the log file to your desktop and copy/paste the contents into a new topic in the HijackThis Logs and Malware Removal forum, NOT here.Important: Be sure to mention that you tried to follow the Prep Guide but were unable to get DDS to run.If RSIT did not work, then reply back here.

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Hi, I purchased a sony viao in the UK with vista home premium installed. It only came with an upgrade disc. Laptop started to run slow so removed all photos music etc and backed up other stuff to an external hard drive. Intention was to uninstall and reinstall vista. Realized had no disc so just inserted upgrade disc instead. This told me that my copy of windows was illegal!!!!!! so i decided to just run as was - next thing the laptop crashed and now is telling me i have to reinstall windows - just a black screen with white writing. have tried all options it offers but it keeps taking me back to this black screen.
I now live in Australia so can't return it to place of purchase. Do I need to contact Sony or is there a way round this - I am not that keen on vista so dont want to spend several hundred dollars on a copy but on the other hand don't want to go back to xp - of which i have several legal discs.
Surely sony are at fault here and they should send me a vista disc for free! how can they be allowed to sell laptops without a back up disc for the operating system??

Any help would be appreciated thanks!
 

A:Solved: Illegal copy of vista - but its not!!!!

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i have bought a new laptop but they didn't give me the windows CD they say if my windows crash or something all what i need to do is when i turn on my laptop is press F8 and select repair computer option So:
how do i copy my windows vista from my laptop?
how do i know my copy of windows is original?

if i installed a version of vista(the same version when i bought the laptop) that i have downloaded from the internet and activate it with the product key that i have received when i bought my laptop
will it be the same?
 

A:Solved: can i copy my windows vista?

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While my computer performes a virus scan it stops at windows gadgets and freezes up. I cannot do anything but manually turn the computer off. I have turned off the windows gadgets by disabling them at start up, I undertand they cannot be removed fro system. I have tried different virus software and same problem. I am only using one virus protection at the time.

The problem began when my computer would use any program, ie excel, word etc and it would freeze up. I spent 4 hours with microsoft tech support and they in their words "Performed clean boot and refreshed all the services which resolved the issue" . This did help but did not solve my current problem which is virus scan freeze up!

I really want to do a virus scan to completion but have been unable too.

Can anyone help? PLEASE!!!!

Thanks,

Mike
 

A:Solved: Vista Crash During Virus Scan

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Hi All,

This is weird. I have a **wired** home network and sometimes Vista cannot see one PC, always the same one. It seems to be if Vista boots before the unseen computer then Vista never looks for it. I need to be able force Vista to scan for available networks. I usually boot in the correct sequence but during a power outage, (common here) Vista gets done booting before the other one and thus never sees it.

Network Discovery is ON.
The router shows it active as 192.168.254.2
TightVNC can log to it.
A Ping 192.168.254.2 works (see below)
Vista will not show it in Windows Explorer.
{edit}
Firewall is OFF on all machines and still the same
{/edit}

C:\Users\Admin>ping 192.168.254.2

Pinging 192.168.254.2 with 32 bytes of data:
Reply from 192.168.254.2: bytes=32 time=22ms TTL=128
Reply from 192.168.254.2: bytes=32 time=2ms TTL=128
Reply from 192.168.254.2: bytes=32 time=2ms TTL=128
Reply from 192.168.254.2: bytes=32 time=2ms TTL=128

Ping statistics for 192.168.254.2:
Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss),
Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
Minimum = 2ms, Maximum = 22ms, Average = 7ms

C:\Users\Admin>ipconfig /all

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : AcerPortable
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : domain.invalid

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:

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A:Solved: Force Vista to scan for available networks

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I have an HP C7180 all in one printer. I am unable to Scan over the network using a Vista PC.

The unit worked fine under XP and at one point I was able to scan with this under Vista. At some point it stopped working however and I have uninstalled, reinstalled and downloaded patches from the HP site; but the HP printer doesn't even show up in my scanning software (Microsoft Digital Imaging) as a source from which pictures may be imported. The print function works fine, however. I have downloaded the HP utility and it says that there is no HP printer on the network although I can PRINT from that same printer.

At this point I have tried every patch which shows as available for the c7180. I have also disabled all of the card readers because they resulted in a "no disk" error from Windows. I can see that there are a lot of problems with the All-in-one printers. Any suggestions?

I appreciate your help.

Valleyboo
 

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I have had problems installing Java on my computer and some other issues here and there. I was told that I should run a command in Vista cmd that will scan and fix file errors on the system. This was directly related to a Java fix that I found some time back. I don't remember the command, but at the time I could not run it because the administrator account was not active and only administrators could run it. I finally figured it out and would like to scan the system since it is the only one of 3 identical computers that would not install Java or update malwarebytes.

Anyone know what command it may have been....I was pretty sure it started with an "s".

A:[SOLVED] Vista file structure scan

Could it be "SFC /SCANNOW" ?

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Hello

This is my first post but definitely not my first problem.

I have recently encountered a problem; While my computer is performing a Virus scan, either with Defender or another program, it comes across the Windows System32 file Wiaaut.dll and then crashes. But my other virus scanner crashes on a different file, so I'm guessing that the files have little to do with whats happening

I never had this problem before a few days ago but now it happens every scan. It has happened about five times in the last 2 days (as defender tries scanning the computer every time the scan fails). I some times see that the scan has started so I stop it but other time it takes me by surprise. I decided to stop all scans from starting on my computer but my system can&#8217;t stay that way forever.

When it comes across the file the computer won&#8217;t respond at all, it completely stops. If I look at the Disc activity light, which is usually going crazy when scanning, suddenly stops when the computer stops.

I have done many registry scans and attempted fixes but nothing seems to help.

If I scan the file individually nothing out of the ordinary happens.

What&#8217;s wrong and how can I fix it?
 

A:Solved: Vista Crash after Virus scan of Wiaaut.dll

Hello,

I have the same problem. Spent hours and hours with tech (microsoft) support. The problem began as my computer kept freezing up with any program. This is their responce "Performed clean boot and refreshed all the services which resolved the issue".

My scan problem remains, just like yours only with windows side bar gadgets which I have turned off (disabled) has anyone helped you or does anyone have any advise!!!!!!

Thanks,

Mike
 

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Hi again,,,just getting ready to install vista,, hopefully tomorrow,,,read loads just need a little advice on the last things before i go for it,,, Ran a vista scan to check software as i guessed i should be ok on the hardware and i am,,,,ran the scan from here,,,, http://www.microsoft.com/windowsvist...r/default.mspx ,,,, and heres the result of it as i need some advice on what some of these things are and where's the best place to get them from please
1,,,System Devices,,,,,,, AMD Special Tools Driver,,,,,,,,, Advanced Micro Devices,,,,,
2,,, System Devices,,,,,,,Silicon Image's Pseudo Processor Device,,,,, Silicon Image,,,
3,,,Network Adapters,,,,,, NVIDIA nForce Networking Controller,,,,,, Nvidia,,,,
4,,,Universal Serial Bus Controllers,,Maxtor OneTouch II ,,,,,,,,Maxtor,,,,
5,, Other Devices,,,,,,,,, Patin Couffin engine,,,,,,,,, VSO Software,,,,,
6,SCSI and RAID Controllers,, Silicon Image SiI 3114 SoftRaid 5 Controller,, Silicon Image
They come under 3 sections ,,,,,Category,,,,Model,,,,,,and,,Manufacturer,,,
I know it sounds really lazy not going to look for them and read about them but i have started and i am not quite sure about everything and a lot of you here know a lot more than me and would like to go for installing tomorrow but i would be greatful if you all could give a little bit of information please
 

A:Solved: vista scan result and information needed please

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i got an oddball problem. i have googled and even searched this forum yet i cant come up with a solution. and microsofts site i think i need a degree in to find what i want.

so here goes.

i recently purchased a hp laptop with a vista sp 1 setup, with a 4965agn wireless adapter connected to a linksys wrvs4400n router.

now i get a n connection, the internet works fine, i set the vista box to my xp workgroup (all xp machines run sp3) i have unchcked the ipv6 and even turned the dual stack setting in the router not to assign ipv6 ips.

what happends is i can see the network randomly (list all the pc's on the workgroup) and i can browse 2 of the 3 pc on the lan.

but if i try to copy from 1 pc to another large files about 1 gig at a time, i get an error, and the lan drops. where the vista box will only show the vista pc and the router in networking. after a while the vista box will relist the pc on the lan.

i have set the network to private, network discovery is on, file sharing is on, printer sharing is on.

i have turned off both xp's and vista's firewall's and vista's uac both have no effect on this.

if any more info is needed let me know i can add to it, from reading posts nbtstats and ipconfig /all i'm going to add this in a few minutes as soon as i get the laptop booted up.

when this does occur tho, i never loose internet.

edit added vista's info.

Local Area Connection:
Node IpAddress: [0.0.0.0] Scope Id: []

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A:Solved: vista networking problems. (cant copy large files)

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Believe it or not I remember finding a fix for this several moths ago and now I can't remember what it was. I know I went into Control Panel but after that I'm drawing a blank. I'm trying to scan pictures using my Dell A940 printer/copier/scanner to my desktop. I'm on the Vista operating platform.

Rob
 

A:Solved: Unable To Scan Using My Dell A940 Using Vista Software

http://www.web-articles.info/e/a/title/Adding-a-printer-in-Vista/ read down some where it discusses opening Hardware and Sound category. Jazz
 

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I have many old albums filled with old pictures that I would like to get onto my computer. I have scanned many of them, but it is a very time-consuming process. Somewhere I heard that photographing the pictures with a digital camera and uploading that image would be quicker. Perhaps I could even photograph a page at a time and not need to remove the prints from the album to do the job.
Any suggestions -- is this a good way to go? How should I go about it?
Thanks,
Wendell
 

A:Scan or copy via camera

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I'm looking for an efficient, relatively quick way to scan directly to a printer over a network, using the scanner and printer together as a photocppier.

Our office has an excellent, super-fast Xerox Phaser 860 DP printer. Our photocopier has died, and our scanner is old. So we're in the market for a new copier, and perhaps a scanner.

However, as I compare per page costs of inexpensive copiers, I find that the per page cost for the Phaser is as cheap or cheaper.

So I'm wondering if there's a way we can just buy a new, fast scanner, hook it to the network, and send the output straight to the printer?

I should mention we're a small office, and do very limited photocopying.

Thanks for any help anyone can provide!
 

A:Scan to Copy over network

I think you're trying to use a hammer when you need an axe. I've tinkered with scanner/printer applications, and they're basically a pita. There is no way I know of to scan directly to a printer, you need an application to process the scanned image. Quite frankly, I'd buy one of the printer/scanner/copier combos that are so popular nowadays. If you don't do much copying, an inkjet model would probably suffice. As a bonus, you get a color copier option. I have an HP PSC-750 scanner/copier/printer, and it's pretty handy.
 

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I am currently working on a pc and in need of a copy of the Sony Vaio OEM version of Windows Vista Home Premium. I can't do anything with this laptop til I have a copy due to the amount of viruses it's also missing System files. I can't access Windows in safe mode either.

There is also no recovery drives on this laptop and the user does not have recovery media also.

If someone can tell me where to get a copy that would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks

A:[SOLVED] Need copy of Sony Vaio OEM Windows Vista Home Premium!!

Contact Sony, manufacturers will usually sell replacement disks for around $20.

Are you sure it does not have a recovery partition?

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I am looking for help with Vista and Windows 7 Fax and Scan application.

I am working on an implementation of the wsd scan protocol on a scanner.

I have a documentation for the wsd scan protocol for the scanner side, but I do not have any documentation for the windows side, i.e., for the Vista/Windows 7 Fax and Scan application.

In particular, I would like to know whether it is possible to change the timeout value for the RetrieveImage message. This message times out if no scan data is received in 30secs.
However, for higher resolutions scanner calibration can take longer than 30secs. For this reason I am not able to scan and retrieve the image at 1200dpi.

Other problems I have:

1. Often Windows Fax and Scan freezes. I have to reboot the PC.
2. Often Stop/Start of the WIA service is not relible. I have to reboot the PC.
4. WSD Scan discovery seems to be unrelible. Often when trying to scan a document using Fax and Scan I get a message saying that there is no scanner configured. However, at sturtup the scanner always sends a correct discovery message.

I will be thankful for any help.

A:Vista and Windows 7 Fax and Scan Application - WSD Scan

Please use something like Speccy to better fill out your system specs as the operating system is not enough information. Thanks.

Speccy - System Information - Free Download

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I want to Know how to scan a document and edit it, whenever i scan it comes as image and there is no place for doc. am connected to my HP throug USB cable.

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Hi,
I have an Epson Perfection 1260 scanner, using WIN XP Home SP2, and it will not print out using the Scan To Copy function, on the non-Admin account.
Everything works fine from the Admin account, the scanner even scans to files on the non-Admin account, just printing the scan does not. It doesn't send what it just scanned to the printer.
Any ideas will be much appreciated, and thanks for your time,
patmac
 

A:Scanner Won't Scan To Copy On Guest Account

Any ideas? Bump....
 

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My hp 3545 printer's printer, scanner and copier is not working.While copying a document the printer stopped responding and got stuck at the scanning message on the screen.So i cancelled the scanning and restarted the printer. And since then the printer neither can scan nor copy any doc.It is always stuck at the scanning message.I have tried the hard reset, firmware update and the scan doctor, but no good.And recently i replaced the empty print cartridge with a new one and printed the alignment page. The printer asks to scan that alignment page. And since the scanner is not working the printer now can't even print anything!So yes the hp printer is dead within 1 and a half year of purchase.I need help regarding two issues here.1) how can i disable the scanner/copier of the printer and use the printer at least for printing the documents.URGENTLY2) how can i fix the scanner or copier issue.Any help will be greatly appreciated.Thank you.

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Interesting problem, my MFC 7820n suddenly decided that it would take 10 minutes to scan a black and white page in 100 dpi resolution where it used to only take 10 seconds. Also, when trying to make a copy, it takes an absurd long time and then only copys 3/4 of the page.

If I unplug the network cable, the copy function works perfectly. If I send documents to print, no problem. So it would seem that the network function of the scanner is messing with the copy function??? Any ideas on how to remedy this? I've talked with Brother support for 1.5 hours, they say take it to a repair person. The network settings are set correctly (per Brother) and so I don't know what to do next.

Operating system is Windows XP Home, but I doubt that it matters since when the network plug is pulled it copies fine.
 

A:Brother MFC 7820n wont copy, scan

My guess is that the nic port on the printer died. From what I can tell, that printer is 6yrs old. Nothing lasts forever and the price of MF printers is pretty cheap now. I just bought an epson top of the line MF printer, scanner, fax that works perfectly for all of $179 at the egg.

Getting yours repaired is going to cost at least that much IF you can get repair parts.
 

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I'm trying to fix my mom's HP psc 2410
When I turn it on the symptoms are:
Blank LCD Display
Copy, Print, Scan, and Fax buttons are blinking
Slight flickering sound not mechanical but almost like power fluctuation or like a telephone going on and off the hook.
No mechanical movement in the scanner or print heads to go into their home positions.

I'm thinking it's something that needs to be reset.
Any haves at it?

My mom bought this not too long ago for over 3 bills and HP just discontinued it.
She's not too happy that HP wouldn't do anything except suggest newer printers
 

A:Problem w/ HP psc 2410 print-scan-fax-copy

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I've had a Compaq Presario about 2-1/2 years. Windows XP Home Edition, 60 GB HD, 512 MB memory. Was formerly using a cheap parallel cable printer. It started eating the paper. Bought a Lexmark X1185 All-In-One Print/Scan/Copy Printer with USB connections. Have been unable to install the CD-rom installation software. After I click on INSTALL, a window opens and I get the following message:
NTVDM KERNEL: Missing 16 bit system module
Please Re-Install the following module to your system32 directory
SYSTEM.DRV
Need Help bad. I consider myself a beginner even though I've owned a computer for about 5 years.
 

A:Can't Install Print/Scan/Copy Software

It indicates that your Windows installation may be corrupt, but it can also be due to a virus.

Have you scanned with an up-to-date virus checker?

Try a system file check first.

Start - Run - type "SFC /scannow" in the Run dialogue box and hit Enter.

Do not type the quotes, and make sure there is a space between "SFC" and "/scannow"

Case is unimportant. If you get it right a dialogue box will appear and show the progress. Takes a few minutes. That should replace any damaged system files from the cache file.
 

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I was given a used h.p. 4210 printer,scan,copy machine. I used it for photo printing images from computer it works fine. When I copy or scan there is a black line down the scanned image or on the copy. It is about 1 inch wide and goes down the page from top to bottom. When I first turn the machine on it asks to allign the print cartridge. I print the test page fine but it asks to scan it but it will not accept . Any help is appreciated.
 

A:H.P. 4210 printer black stripe when scan or copy

Might try to scan with the M$ Scanner and Camera Wizard .. but sounds like the scanner is bad.
This'll work around most of the HP software.
Start &#9658; Programs &#9658; Accessories &#9660; Camera and Scanner Wizard

I had one that did that .. exchanged it - and all was good again.

If it were me .. I'd remove HP's software .. go here ..
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/softwareCategory?lc=en&dlc=en&cc=us&lang=en&product=3300218&
Get and install the Basic Driver for you OS ... #2 in the List ...
and try the Camera n Scanner wizard again.
 

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Unit given to me without power cord. Maybe has DC adaptor. Anyone know specifications for power cord?
 

A:Lexmark X73 (scan, copy, print) power cord

The X73 needs an external AC adapter as listed in the last page of the parts catalog which can be found as a PDF file at: http://www.lexmark.com/AP/service/info/inkjet/4402_X73.pdf

Looks like the adapters are rated at 31 volts @ 1.45 Amps. Not sure if that is an AC or a DC output voltage though.
 

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have re-installed software and gone by the book trying to get hp psc 750xi set-up to run. Each time prompt tell me scanner cannot be found. any thoughts?
 

A:hardrive cannot initializ scan/print/copy says they canno be found

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I just purchased a pre-owned Lenovo T420 laptop with Windows 7, but amazingly, over these many years, I've never had to back up my OS before because someone (my tech guy mostly) had always done it for me. Anyhow, while I do intend to make a full system backup copy, which I have no doubt will include the Windows 7 OS, I would also like to create a backup (disk) copy of my OS only since no install disks came with the computer. I can load the Windows 7 OS onto an 80Mb CD, but the entire hard disk backup will take many gigabytes and I intend to use a 32 Gb flash drive for that purpose.

My first and essential question is, can I create a Windows 7 Pro "restore" disk by just copying and pasting the entire "Windows" file on my hard drive to a CD or Flash drive...or is there more to it than that?

When I started to create a backup copy of the entire disk using the Windows backup program, I took particular notice to the
fact that (after I selected the custom selection option rather than the automatic selection for which files to copy) that the Windows file was no longer listed on the "C" drive menu provided in the backup program. It is certainly listed on my "C" drive when I bring it up directly, so can anyone explain to me quickly what that's all about?
 

A:Solved: Can I make a backup copy of my Windows 7 OS using copy/paste?

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I have Avast version 4.7 Home Edition Free installed on my computer.

When I ran a scan today with Avast, it detected a virus and I deleted it. I then ran another scan and there were no viruses reported.

Then I went to Kaspersky's online virus scanner and ran it and it detected 2 viruses on my computer, but of course the only way to get rid of the one's detected is to purchase Kaspersky Anti Virus.

Questions are.
1. How did the virus that Avast detected get on the computer in the first place? I have the on access protection control running with all of the modules activated with the exception of Outlook (I do not have Outlook on my computer).

2. Why is Kaspersky detecting 2 viruses on my computer at the present time and Avast detects none?

Do I need to ditch Avast Free and pay for Kaspersky as a better Virus protector.

Thanks for any ideas and suggestions,

Jerry
 

A:Solved: Avast scan resuts vs Kaspersky scan results

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My 89 yr old mother-in-law bought a desktop from an estate sale. Said she was told it had a 'pirated' copy of XP on it. Called me to find out what that was. She only wanted the computer to do e-mail and FaceBook with the grandkids and great-grandkids. Said she only paid $20 and wanted to know if I could "fix" it. Now, I do have a legal copy of XP that was on a computer that has long since bit the dust. The XP program was an upgrade from ME. I would like to help her and wonder if I could take my upgrade legal CD of XP and just put it in the machine and copy over the 'pirated' copy?
 

A:Solved: How to install legal copy of XP over pirated copy

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As Windows Fax and Scan facility only applies to Vista Business, Enterprise and Ultimate, is there a recomended alternative (free) software program for Home Premium ??Vista "Boot Safe Mode" When I used XP, I had a program that enabled an automatic "boot" that gave the option of booting into Safe Mode, without having to restart the system with your finger hovering over the F5 or F8 key to kick it into Safe Mode. Is there such a software for Vista? A few "mixed" questions that I could really do with some answersfor ...please...I know that the folowing questions do not neccesarilly fall into this Vista related forum, but having searched for answers and come up empty handed, I thought I might try my luck here.. Is there a specific forum / site where you can post multiple questions varying from Google to Vista to Firefox - basically a general forum??I know that there are some, but having posted in these forums I noticed that many of the subject "latest post" is often well over a month or so ago which signifies a severe lack of members.Re: Google - I have been trying to make google search results open in a new tab using the about:configbrowser.search.openintab change to "true". Although it is now set to "true" is hasn't made the results open in new tab. Is there another method for doing this??Re: Windows - How do you make new windows open fully instead of the annoying small window that does not have the minimize... Read more

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Greetings,

My McAfee Real-Time Scan will not remain enabled. When I try to run either Quick Scan or Full Scan, an error message comes up, telling me to return to the McAfee Internet Security Home and to try to run the scan again.

I have followed their instructions for re-enabling the Real-Time Scan to the best of my abilities, by trying to restart the McShield Service, and by running the oas-disabled-fix.cmd utility that they instructed me to download. The oas-disabled-fix.cmd utility will not run.

I have contacted McAfee and they have told me that it is a problem with Windows Update. I have contacted Microsoft and told them that as well, but they seem to be trying to rule out any other possible cause, than what McAfee says is the actual cause of the problem, thereby dragging this out even longer.

Microsoft is supposed to be getting back to me again tomorrow, but any other help would be appreciated.

Thank you for your time.

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Hello,

I was using Windows Vista a couple of months back and use McAfee as my anti-virus program, I trust McAfee because unlike Norton it doesn't use so much system resource but I change to Win 7 because a spy-ware infected my computer and Mcafee wasn't able to remove it or detect it so I use this chance to change to Win 7 and unfortunately Mcafee isn't compatible with Win 7 yet so I change my anti-virus software to ESET smart security and now when I use ESET to scan my pc a lot of items came and I don't know if I should remove them or not as when I use Macfee before nothing usually comes up. So my question is whether or not I should do a regular scan or do nothing? I do trust ESET to remove any harmful material without me doing any regular scan so I'm hesitant. Thank You.
 

A:Solved: virus scan or no scan

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Almost every time I do quick scan and got nothing and I think it is good. However, I just read online, it says that when quick scan does not find anything then you do deep scan. It confuses me, since it means I should do deep scan all the time. ?
 

A:quick scan vs deep scan/full scan ( antivirus )

the 1000$ question is
which anti-virus
ON windows defender and malwarebytes and many others only a quick scan is necessary
The converse of what you have read is usually the case eg. You do a quick scan and only if that finds something should you then need to follow it with a full scan
For instance a threat scan on Malwarebytes paid for edition or the scan on the free version will scan up to 99% of the system
A full scan also scans the system restore points and other unusual places to detect, or at least try to detect, all possible traces of infection.
As I said it depends on the AV and to some extent the OS which I presume is not Windows 2000 as indeed commented on by my colleague Cookiegal in another of your topics
Also, it appears you're running Windows 7 and if you don't still have your Windows 2000 computer you should visit your profile and change that information so that it's current which makes it easier to help you in some casesClick to expand...
 

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Hi everyone,

I bought an Acer laptop with vista preinstalled last year but lately it's been crashing alot and i've decided i want to reinstall everything from scratch. I can't seem to do anything else to fix it. Anyway, i don't actually have a copy of vista on disc, i have the product key, just not the actual operating system.

Does anyone know where i can get a copy of vista for free to install with the product key i already have?

Thanks in advance
 

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How can I get a copy of the Vista operating system, without buying a new disk? (I remember that my desktop came with an XP disk, but my laptop did't come with a Vista disk.)
 

A:Getting a copy of Vista

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Hi i have a laptop with vista on it i got it brand new but never got the cd with it. How do i go if something goes wrong with it and i have to reinstall the vista is it a common procedure not to get the discs with it and if so how can i get a copy for back up.
 

A:vista copy

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I want to restart present os to factory settings. Incase I have a problem I want to have vista os save on a CD. Is this possible?

A:How to copy Vista OS

You can not copy an installed operating system for a re-install. You will require either a vista install disc for your system or the manufacturer's recovery discs for your specific computer. You might be able to create a set of factory recovery discs from your computer if the factory setup install provides a means to do so & a recovery partition still exists. Without knowing the specifics of your computer....make & model...I am not able to say if that is a certain possibility.
 
Software such as Macrium Reflect can create an image or clone of your present setup, but ideally you would do that after a fresh install. If you are having issues, a clone or image of your hard drive would not be recommended.
 
Post back with your computer info. You'll get more info.

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I've used Windows XP mostly, but one of my computer has Vista, and its this one I want to scan.

The setup to scan (or the request to scan) - by right clicking properties in My computer - is all different. Can someone please tell me how to scan Vista?

Judy
 

A:Scan in Vista

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I made the error (hopefully not fatal) of selecting YES when asked to Scan and Fix my SD card (from my Kodak camera) when I put it in my laptop running Vista Business Premium 32 bit.

The result, the entire folder of photos was turned into a file and now is only 35kb.

I have searched the Microsoft website but cannot find a tool which will 'undo' the scan and fix and give me my folder of photos back.

Anyone who can help I would be eternally grateful.

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I am trying to use windows vista x64 fax and scan, however ever sence I moved the my documents folder to a different drive it sais it can't locate the documents folder and won't load. I have seen this probem online other places, but can't fid a solution, any suggestions?
 

A:vista fax/scan

any ideas?
 

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I am running Vista home premium. I am wanting to use the Fax feature but it is not loaded (shown in the Programs features list). I have information that it should be included as a standard feature. Anyone with ideas?

A:Vista Scan & Fax

Hi, this link may help you. http://e-articles.info/e/a/title/Send-a-Fa...Vista-Computer/

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I have an HP Officejet 5510 and need to scan to pdf in vista business. I can scan great using the Windows fax and scan utility, but no pdf options. I would love to be able to OCR as well, but that is of secondary importance next to just scanning to pdf. HP does not offer scanning software for this model on Vista.

So, does anyone know if HP's scanning software for Vista that is made for newer scanners would work with mine? If not, is there any sort of software that can do this for me? I would like freeware if possible. When I google it there are tons of shareware apps that have a time limit but I have no idea if any of them are good or just junk.

Any help will be appreciated!
 

A:Vista Scan to PDF

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I got a computer with Vista on it, but didn't get any cds... just got a sticker with the CD key on it. I'm wondering how to make an actual cd copy of my Vista for reformatting which I like to do about once a year
 

A:Making a copy of Vista?

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Guys.

Currently using vista64 sp2 ultimate but want to dual boot with win seven oh theres something else.

1) i want to copy my vista64 500gb and move to another drive 1tb using
acronis - can i just connect the 1gb drive via esata and copy the
vista64 to that drive using acronis, i dont know how

2) Once vista64 installed to new 1tb drive i will create 2 partitions
and then install win seven on second partition for dual booting.

3) i really need help with the first bit of transfering my vista installation to new drive.

Thanks

Or should i just start again and install seven from fresh wiping out
vista, i worried about if all my games will work (i have alot of games)
and my apps.

A:copy vista to new drive ?

I myself use Ghost and not Acronis, But I understand there is a "cloning" function in Acronis that will do what you want. Maybe you can find that in the documentation.

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Hello, I was wondering if any of you fine people could help me?

You see, my friend has dropped off his Fujitsu Siemens V5535 Esprimo laptop off to me, so I can backup his data, and reinstall Vista, using the recovery partition. Sadly, it no longer works and he has no CD/DVD copies of the original install.

I do however, have a copy of Vista HP (32 and 64 bit) that I downloaded from a link a while back, that listed all of the Digital River (Sorry if I'm not allowed to talk about this) OEM copies of operating systems. Could I use one of these to restore the machine back to factory? His license key is listed as: "Windows Vista Home Premium OEMAct FujtisuSiemensComputers"

So would this key work, with the DR OEM DVD? (The .exe from the Vista ISO is listed as: X14-63452)

Many thanks in advance

A:Reinstall Vista with DR OEM copy

Hi,

First no & second no.

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