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Scanning Slides: Slow when scanning high resolution

Q: Scanning Slides: Slow when scanning high resolution

When I first bought my CanoScan 8800F and set about scanning my old slides I was a bit enthusiastic and scanned at the default resolution. The resulting images, when printed, were poor quality. I have now started re-scanning all 124 slides at 4800dpi (or is it ppi?). The trouble is that when I enhance them or change their sizes Photoshop takes ages to complete the operation. Should I scan at 4800 or 2400 then resize the images to 600 before doing any enhancing? Is there some way to scan slides so that they print at an acceptable resolution but do not involve hours of waiting? I also want to burn the scanned images to a DVD.

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I want to scan a lot of color slides (some are glass if that matters) and I did a Google search and there were 2 ideas offered by several people. One used a fluorescent flashlight placed over the slide which was placed on a sheet of dark paper which had a square cut out for the slide.
The second used some sort of folded paper triangle - I printed out the pattern for it but I've got no idea how it works.

I use Irfanview and using the flashlight pressed to the slide I scanned one several times but all I see is white. I chose "picture" on my scanner and on Irfanview.

Is there a better way of doing this? One that really works?

Thanks!
 

A:Scanning Slides

Some scanners may depend on being able to control their built in light source for proper operation. They may not work correctly with an external light source shining through the slide.

Assuming you are talking about typical 35 mm photography slides, have you checked to see if there is any kind slide handling adapter you can purchase for your particular scanner. If you have a very large number of slides to scan in, you might want to consider getting a dedicated slide scanner.
 

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I want to have some old slides -- Kodachrome and Fujichrome -- scanned and transferred to disc. Do I use a CD-ROM or DVD? Thank you.
 

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I have a number of slides to scan using an Epson V200 Photo scanner. I have tried all settings and the scanned image comes out like a colour negative and I was hoping for a colour photo. Will I have to get all my slides printed then scan the prints. Can anyone help me?
 

A:scanning slides

Did you do all three items listed on this page?

http://www.epson.com/cgi-bin/Store/...id=63070037&foid=93310&cat=30980&subcat=30984
 

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I have a number of 35 mm slides which I would like to print or put on CD.Is there an easy and inexpensive way of doing this? ..Patrol 03
 

A:Scanning slides

Here's one way:
http://www.abstractconcreteworks.com/essays/scanning/Backlighter.html
Several ways compared:
http://www.andromeda.com/people/ddyer/photo/slide-transfer.html
 

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Does anyone know how to scan 35mm microfilm using a flat bed scanner where the picture is larger and clear without having to reinvest in another special scanner for this?
I have a HP ScanJet 4100C- trying to scan microfilm where it is viewable and prinatable- comes out dark and unreadable.
 

A:Scanning film/slides

Sorry I can't be much more help that what I'm about to give you.

I had the saem question a while back and the best I came across was a scanner from (I believe Microtek) that included a 35mm slide adapter (net searches for the scanner/adapter yielded a few sites showing some VERY good images).

I don NOT recommend the HP 35MM slide adapter. I have that one and (in my experience) it is a TOTAL waste of time and money.

There are a number of scanners made specifically for film/35MM slides available out there, if it is something you are going to be doing a lot, invest in one of those, being made specifically for that use they will work a LOT better than any kind of adapter you can get for a regular scanner.

Another option is to invest in a digital camera, you can project the image on a screen, snap the picture with the camera and then convert it to whatever format you need/want (and digital cameras are cheaper than 35MM/film scanners).

Hope this info helps at least a little.

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If I stuff Viagra in my floppy drive, will it become a HARD drive ?
 

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I have a five-year old DELL PC and a NIKON CoolScan V ED film/slide scanner. I've been scanning slides for several months and editing them with ADOBE Photoshop Elements, and the results have been satisfactory.

Now I have my aunt's huge slide collection to go through, a project which I figure could take a year or two to complete. At present I'm considering replacing my PC with a MAC. I'm wondering if a MAC would make my slide-scanning in any way easier, faster, or better. Since I've had only PC's for 12 years and I've never used a MAC before, I'm sure there'd also be a learning curve to contend with. I'm leaning toward getting another PC -- unless I can be convinced that, in the long run, it would be worth getting a MAC, especially if doing would would facilitate my slide-scanning project. I would greatly appreciate hearing from anyone who can offer good advice. Thank you.
 

A:Any advantage for Mac or PC when scanning slides?

This will have a lot more to do with the scanning hardware/software than the computer used. You're right about the learning curve, which wouldn't be very steep in any case. My guess is you'd be using the same hardware in either case.
 

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Hi,

I have recently brought an Epson RX640 so that I can scan in my old slides, negatives etc. So far I can scan them in successfully and I can review them on the printer but I want to get them from my scanner to my laptop which I seem unable to do. Grrr!! I have managed to get them onto an old memory card but again I cannot get them from the card to the laptop. Clearly I am being very dense. Can anybody out there help me please?
 

A:Scanning slides to laptop or not!

Email them to yourself on your PC - then, download them onto your laptop.
 

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I am trying to start a powerpoint slide show. On showing them on a large screen they didn't look that sharp. It was suggested to me that I up the resolution. I went from 300 to 600 and that jump made a big difference--sharpened the photos very well. But after scanning over 100 slides, 4 of them would not print the whole side, ending up with slices down the middle. I tried everything many times, and finally went into "help". I got one statement about size having to do with the resolution. But why only 4 out of the bunch. Any other ideas to help. I'll probably just leave those 4 out of the slide show, but if there is any solution I'd like to know about it. Thanks, lilart
 

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Scans 35mm size slides just fine, but I would like to scan 2 1/8 x 2 1/8 inch slides. The mask cuts off part of the picture. I tried making a mask with black construction paper and it did not work. I doubled the thickness and got the same error message " Transparency Adaptor (TA) error. Verify the White lid insert is removed, the TA is plugged in and the black insert (mask) is placed on the scanner bed. Visioneer's web tech help is not working. I hate to pay their 900 number prices for tech help. Please help.........
 

A:Visioneer 8920 USB scanning slides

thier sight is working here is a link

http://www.visioneer.com/Support/flatbed/8900_homepage.asp
 

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I am scanning and burning old photos (not digital) and slides onto cds/dvds. Your forums have helped me before, confirming that cheap dvd players will play slide shows of photos, but more expensive ones will not. I now have an LG DVD burner so I can burn them direct to a dvd. I am using pro show gold or power producer gold (have both). I am trying to find a way to burn them so that they will play on ALL dvds. I think this is asking too much.. questions:

1. Having burned my little slide show on DVD thru Nero, using pro show gold, with music and photos, My pc won't play the show, saying "disc with unsupported format" I used a blank DVD+R (sony).
2. My cheap dvd players which played the CDs perfectly, but would't do music as well or play pro show gold file - will not play this one at all... "no disc" is the message.
3. Is there a list of DVD players anywhere with the formats they will play? I may need to check each person's player before burning their CD/DVD.
Thanks.. Bevie
 

A:scanning and burning old photos and slides

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When I try to preview a scan of a 35 mm slide with the pressure plate (white lid insert) removed and the slide mask (black insert) installed properly (arrows match up, etc. as in instructions and pictures), Visioneer displays the following error message: "Transparency Adapter (TA) error. Verify the white lid insert is removed and the black insert is correctly placed on scanner bed." It will not let me progress further.
What can I do to correct the problem?
 

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I have been scanning 35mm slides on my visioneer 8920 flatbed scanner for years. Now I can preview the slide but the scan button is greyed out. I have tried everything I can think of and it won't work. I can use the reflective scan, that works fine. Does anyone know why this has happened? I have windows xp. Please help.
 

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I am attempting to scan 35mm slides with a Visioneer 8920 scanner using PaperPort 7 software. Everything seems to wok fine except after I preview the slide in "Scan Manager Pro" dialog box, the "Scan" radio button remains greyed out and will not function. Does anyone know what is going on?
 

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Hi,

If I have a heavily infected OS and I hook it up to a working PC as an external drive and scan it, will the viruses be removed and found as well as if it was scanned directly from the infected OS?

Thanks

A:Scanning an infected OS externally as good as scanning it from it's own OS? [Moved]

As no logs have been posted, I am shifting this topic from the specialized HiJack This forum to the Am I Infected forum.==>PLEASE DO NOT NOW POST LOGS<== unless a log is specifically requested.

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Just a general question about scanning pictures. I am trying to archive old photographs, what is the best resolution to scan the photos in at?

Thanks for any help anyone can give me.
 

A:Scanning resolution

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I hope this is the place to post this question. The digital photography/imaging was a possibility but was not sure.

I am running Windows XP - Home. I received an HP Scanner/Printer for Christmas and yesterday I scanned in some medical reports for my mother. I then e-mailed them to her for her records.

The problem comes in when I view them on my computer the resolution is horrible. It looks very blurry. When I printed a copy out from her computer - it came out of the printer real fuzzy and not crystal clear like the original report from the doctor.

How do I rectify this problem?
 

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Hi guys,

I understand the difference between dpi and ppi. I get the concepts of digital imaging. However, getting things to work right with my scanner is another story. So let's just see if you can't walk me through this specific problem.

I have a website where I post little drawings I do in my sketchbook. Originally, I was drawing them in my sketchbook, redrawing them with in painter with me Wacom and then posting them. Well, now I have a scanner, so I want to cut out the middle man.

My problem is this: I get the scanned images to look right. They are either too big once in IE, or I shrink them down in size and the image quality goes to hell. The images are roughly 2 inches square. I want to scan them in, have them be approx. 8 inches square when displayed in IE at 1024x768 and have them still look good (not pixel-y).

There are about 10 images to a page when I scan them in, then I just crop each one. I am trying to enhance work-flow, so I want the scanned-in image (8.5 x 11) to be the right size/resolution from the beginning, so that once cropped, the images are ready to post.

There is another issue: file size. When I was drawing them in painter, they were coming out at about 14 kb. For some reason the images I'm scanning in, even when cropped down and at the same resolution are equaling 150 kb in size.

Can anyone help, I can't seem to get it.

Thanks!
 

A:Help me get a grasp on resolution dpi and the like when scanning...

Anything you could ever want to know about scanning and images... http://www.scantips.com
 

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I'm running Vista Home Premium on a Dell, and when I scan an image to my pc it changes my desktop resolution to a very low setting. Thanks for any help with this problem.
 

A:HP All In One C309A changes my desktop resolution when scanning.

The HP software that you have installed may not be Vista compatible or you have it in Compatibility Mode. Go to Programs and Features in the Control Panel and uninstall all the related HP software, then reboot as needed. Make sure the printer is disconnected.

Then download and install the latest software from HP: http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/softwareList?os=2093&lc=en&dlc=en&cc=ca&lang=en&product=3737195
 

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i got zone alarm. anyways, when the thing isn't scanning my ocmptuer, i looked at the task manager and i saw 2 scanning processes from zone alarm, taking up lots of my computer's memory. i tried over, but its always happens. and there's no scanning going on, and im sure of it.
 

A:zonealarm scanning when not scanning [unresolved]

Howdy justiceman34
You do realise that Zone Alarm has IM and email scanning going on all the time and periodically scans files and internet pages that you are browsing.It doesn't always show up on the ZA icon either (when the magnifying glass comes over the ZA icon)
Regards
paula
 

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It seems that my original post was closed and I'm not sure why.

Here is my RSIT logfile as requested by amateur on 9/12/2008. Also, I've attached the info.txt file.

Thank you for your help on this.

Logfile of random's system information tool 1.02 (written by random/random)
Run by Owner at 2008-09-16 18:34:15
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition Service Pack 3
System drive C: has 12 GB (31%) free of 38 GB
Total RAM: 511 MB (32% free)

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 6:36:30 PM, on 9/16/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16705)
Boot mode: Normal

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\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgwdsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\SMAgent.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgam.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgrsx.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgnsx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPLpr.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
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A:AVG not scanning, PC extremely slow

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My wife's laptop is taking over 10 minutes to boot, and web pages load very slowly. I use AVG Antivirus (purchased version) and noticed there were no test results for any scans that should be running regularly. I re-installed AVG (version 8.0) and it removed 2 worms (Generic_r.P)and a registry key pointing to an infected file.

I went through all 5 steps on TSF, and additionally uninstalled Windows Defender since Panda said it wasn't running properly (even though the program said it was working fine). I also used StartUpLite to disable unneeded programs at startup, and ran Windows File Protection successfully. I trid to run Chkdsk c:/r but it didn't seem to run successfully after rebooting. My drive doesn't need to be defragmented.

The Panda log is attached, and the HJT log is here:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 2:10:09 PM, on 8/31/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16705)
Boot mode: Normal

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\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgwdsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\SMAgent.exe
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A:AVG not scanning, PC extremely slow

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Any ideas for this -
I have Windows Me, plenty of hard drive space, Scandisk and Defrag and PC Doctor comes up with no problems in my system.
However, whenever I try to scan pictures (I have a CanonScan N67OU) it takes so long to process it is unreal.
Am I missing something totally obvious? This is quite possible, as I am a bit of a no hoper as far as PC etiquette goes......
Cheers
Dykesy
 

A:Super slow scanning - any tips?

The higher the resolution setting the slower the scan.
 

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Unfortunately, I have a client that still uses IE11 as they need to be able to scan docs to a site using ActiveX. As of recently, the speed at which that scanning is done has slowed down significantly. I?m thinking it may have to do with recent Windows 10
updates but since they are the only ones I know if that still use IE I haven?t heard about this from anyone else.
Anybody seeing this?

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about a week ago i got a message that there was something wrong with my hard disk d and got asked if i wanted to scan it.
I clicked yes by accident and afterwords my computer became rlly slow in starting some applications.
Like internet, my computer files and the things that launch when i start my computer also downloading is an issue.
The dowloading itself is fast but to start the application from the download and to dowload it from the internet is just rlly slow and most of the time it doesnt even want to open en gets stuck.
So I thought maybe i can clean it up manually but that didnt work because it takes ages to load and never shows the hard drive.

At this point in time i don't know what to do and would rlly appreciate it if someone could help me out.
 

A:Computer slow after scanning hard drive d

I forgot to mention that starting the computer up is also rlly slow and every time i restart it, it says that hars disk d has succesfully been scanned.
 

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Bitdefender pops up the "scanning outgoing email" box about every 60 seconds or so and the workstation lags quite a bit. Here is the info:


DDS (Ver_10-12-12.02) - NTFSx86
Run by Desktop User at 11:11:33.26 on Tue 12/14/2010
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.2013.1403 [GMT -6:00]

AV: BitDefender Antivirus *Disabled/Outdated* {6C4BB89C-B0ED-4F41-A29C-4373888923BB}
FW: BitDefender Firewall *Disabled*

============== Running Processes ===============

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\BitDefender\BitDefender Update Service\livesrv.exe
C:\Program Files\BitDefender\BitDefender 2010\vsserv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Cobian Backup 10\cbVSCService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k hpdevmgmt
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k HPService
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k HPZ12
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k HPZ12
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k imgsvc
C:\WINDOWS\system32\SearchIndexer.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k HTTPFilter
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wscntfy.exe
C:\Program Files\BitDefender\BitDefender 2010\bdagent.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\BitDefender\BitDefender 2010\seccenter.exe
C:\Program Files\Cobian Backup 10\Cobian.exe
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I run Windows 7 , using Google and occasional Firefox but not IE . In XP I could instruct the system to delete Temp Int files but there is no such facility in Windows 7 and I am assuming that somehow these don't get deleted automatically as I was lead to believe but remain in the AppData folder . There I find that AppData/Local/Temp has 93,550 files in 1992 folders using 9GB of space . In view of previous comments about the inadvisability of simply deleting anything in the AddData folder I am wary of doing so but can't believe that this number of files serves any useful purpose . Does anyone have any thoughts ?? These files really clog up the regular scanning that I do .

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) D CPU 3.40GHz, Intel64 Family 15 Model 6 Stepping 4
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3070 Mb
Graphics Card: RADEON X600 Series Secondary (Microsoft Corporation - WDDM), 6 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 953766 MB, Free - 842565 MB; F: Total - 2861578 MB, Free - 2503791 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0HJ054
Antivirus: AVG AntiVirus Free Edition 2014, Updated and Enabled
 

A:Huge number of AppData files causing slow scanning

Since I use IE, I keep things clean up by using the Delete under "Internet Options, General tab and in the Browsing area".
There look at the Settings and Delete, to see how you may be able to clean things up a bit.
 

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Hello, and thanks for being there to help. I've followed all the steps in the Prep Guide, leaving out the Micro Trend software due to the recent flaw they discovered. My computer is now scanning clean with Microsoft Live One Care, Zone Alarm, Ad-Aware SE, AVG Anti-Spyware, Bit Defender and Stinger 260. I deactivate the Live One Care at start up so I don't have duelling firewalls and will likely uninstall it altogether as I prefer Zone Alarm. The AVG Anti-Spyware is also not running at startup, just being used as a back-up scanner. I'm wondering, though, if all the scanning programs on my computer are slowing it down. Also, Zone Alarm is regularly recording blocking outgoing messages to station6k.dscga.com, with the destination IP as 198.79.88.6:445. Obviously, something is still going on. My computer originated as a work computer on which I issued insurance policies remotely, logging into a remote desktop. It was given to me when I left employment with the company, and I have administrative rights. However, Zone Alarm is also blocking outgoing messages to my former company's website. They did monitor me, so I suppose this was how they did it. I'm wondering, though, how I can turn this off. Another thing I'm wondering, is what I need to do to reconfigure the computer as a stand-alone. It is not attached to a network at all anymore, and I just learned that the way it is set up made it vulnerable to Trojan attack. My computer techie skills are not up to par, I'm a... Read more

A:Removed Vundo Trojan & Packed.win32.klone.j Among Others, Scanning Clean But Still Slow

Heya I'm Victor and I will be helping you.I would like to see if any other startups are involved. To do this, I need to see another type of log please. Go here and download Silent Runners.vbs to a new folder on your Desktop (Clicking the the download link works if you use IE. If you use FireFox, rightclick on the link and choose "Save Link As") and run it. It generates a log too. It takes a minute or two and it will notify you with a popup when your log is ready (make sure you wait for the popups please) Please post the information back in this thread too (you may need to make a couple of posts). If your antivirus program queries the script, allow it to run. It's not malicious.

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I typically use AVG to scan for viruses and have had a virus for a couple months without being able to get rid of it. The file path is

C:\documents and settings\all users\application data\symantec\norton antivirus corporate edition\7.5\APTemp\AP2.htm

The result message says "Virus found Exploit - infected" but AVG is unable to remove this virus.

I get 1 other result with AVG - C:\\WINDOWS\system32\kernal32.dll - result: Change - Status: Changed

My computer has been running slower and somewhat "choppy" since I got this virus. I also recently had problems booting up.

Here's a summary of the 5 steps when I went through them:

1. Add/remove programs - nothing found that needed to be removed
2. Panda ActiveScan - Report is attached
3. Spyware Blaster - couldn't run this, got an error message stating "Cannot find import; DLL may be missing, corrupt, or wrong version File "MSVBVM60.DLL" error 126. I tried unistalling and re-downloading from a different site, with the same results.

IE-Spyad - downloaded but couldn't install/run - all of the files that I unzipped were text files, nothing to run.

4. I have SP2 - all critical updates have been installed.
5. Deckard's Scan - main text is below, extra.txt is attached.

Deckard's System Scanner v20070826.66
Run by Administrator on 2007-08-29 17:29:24
Computer is in Normal Mode.
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A:"Virus Found: Exploit" when scanning with AVG - computer slow

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I have just bought an Epson Perfection V370Photo and want to scan a large number of slides which I will then show as a slideshow on my computer. What is the best resolution at which to scan? When I scanned four slides at 600dpi the process took 95 seconds. At 300dpi it took 75 seconds. I have seen recommendations for scanning slides at 3,000dpi and above, but this would take forever. The default resolution for positive film was 300 dpi. Help!
 

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When I scan a text doc to my email it prints out part of it mixed with goobly-gook that is unreadable......what do I need to do or not do to correct this. Have HP 5100 series and Win98

Also what does twain mean? What is one doing when one is twaining?

Thx in advance
 

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Hi again to all you lovely people!
I would like to know what DPI I should use when scanning text into my computer, also if you are in a good mood can you tell me which is the best program to scan text into so that I could print it or Email it at a later date. I have Windows word should I put it into that then save it?
Anyway I am holding my breath for an answer!
Bye. Norman
 

A:scanning

Go to http://www.scantips.com and start breathing again.

 

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Using Abbey Finereader with XP trying to do the scanning operation, Iíve used it for number of years now, and today it comes up with RPC Connection with scanmanager terminated abnormally. What can I do to correct this problem

Have re installed printer programme and Abbey finereader but still got problems.

same problem shows on the scanning operation as well as reading operation

Thanks
 

A:Scanning

Welcome to the TSG forum.

Can you still scan normally ... or by using M$ Scanner and Camera wizard ??
Do you have M$ Office ???
 

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I really would like to learn how to scan off my all in one printer but it won't let me. It keep's saying that I have no computer conected. Please help
 

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I recently purchases this printer. I've been using the HP all in one remote app on my iphone to scan/print docs. How can I get this app/icon for my desktop? I have a MacBookPro. I went to system preferences and got to a dead end. More than anything I would like to be able to scan a document without having the have my phone around.

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Please download the HP ENVY 7640 e-All-in-One Printer series Full Feature Software and Drivers for MacBook pro from the following weblink: http://ftp.hp.com/pub/softlib/software12/COL55968/mp-134725-2/HP-ENVY-7640-series_v12.39.0.dmg

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Ok I need some help here..I have to scan typed out work from my sons schools teachers for the school web page. Until I can get every thing ether email or on disk I have to so it by scanning. But I am having a heck of a time with this scanning. The format is so messed up every time. If I use PDF or word it never fails. Even if I scan straight to FP the format and the text is not read right. If I use OCR program it does not paste the same as I copied.
Am I missing something here with these programs? It not just about simple easy copy paste?
 

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How do I find and activate the HP Digital Imaging Monitor. I have tried serveral things, but I'm not a geek, so I'm having problems. Please help.
Thanks.

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I?ll suggest you see if it present in: msconfig xp

If it is, put a checkmark.

Reboot.

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How can I scan and edit text documents in a windows 98se using an epson 1240U scanner and Works 2000?
The document will scan but it appears much to small for editing text as well as the text when entered ends up between the lines that it should be centered onto. I also have Open Office 2.0 installed but I'm not sure how to capture the image to edit it. Any help would be greatly appreciated !!
Thanks In Advance
 

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usually you need OCR software for converting scanned images into editable text. there are many available for purchase, and varying degrees of success rate with the scan coversions

a quick google came up with one free option you could try

http://www.freedownloadscenter.com/Programming/Misc__Programming_Tools/SimpleOCR.html
 

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can i scan a .exe to find out if it is safe to run?

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If you asking if you can scan an exe program, then yes, if your antivirus allows it you can use the right click to do an on-demand scan of an individual file, whether the file is a .txt, .pdf, .avi, .jpeg as long as the file exists, seeing as avs can scan corrupted files it will be able to scan it, and if you have an av like comodo or avast, or norton you can run it in a virtualized environment called "sandboxing"

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I have an officejet 7310 all in one and use the scanner a lot. For some reason it takes a longer than expected time from when I say I am done scanning to when I get to name and save the document. I don't think my resolution is terribly high, any suggestions?
 

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Hi,
I have an HP Deskjet F4140 all in one, and recently it stopped scanning through Photomart Essential. (Problem for about a month)

Everything else works. I can print, copy, & scan (using the scan button from the printer, so I know the actual scanner is working, but its to light to see the image).

If I load Photomart Essential to do a preview scan, and adjust because the scanner currently scans WAY to light, so you can't see the images, it will do the preview scan, then I adjust it, and click accept...nothing. It just freezes at the "preparing to scan" bar. If I try to exit, I end up getting the not responding error.

I've uninstalled & reinstalled the printer from CD. I've gone to HP and looked for updates, including downloading the latest Photomart Essential 3.5. No luck.

Is there anything else I can do? Or should I just suck it up and buy a new scanner/printer? Since everything else it working it feels like such a shame to buy a new one.

Thank you for any help you can give me

I'm on Windows Vista Basic.
 

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let's see if this works first, there are other things to try also,
this program seems to work when other softwares have problems, even uses the scanners software to do it's work,
http://www.irfanview.com/
and click the 'download - IrfanView' on the right
then after installing,
- plug in and turn on your a-i-o
then open irfan view and on the 'file' menu:
- choose 'select twain source'
in the pop-up window
- choose your scanner and click it
then, on the 'file' menu
- choose acquire
your scanner software opens and you make the final tweaks there,

post back and let us know what happens
 

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hi im running windows 7 professional 64bit,i have a hp laserjet printer scanner,and i have adobe reader installed,but when i scan a document it wont let me make it pdf its scanning as a tiff and i have option to change to jpeg and one or two more but no pdf,someone was saying you cannot scan documents to pdf anymore on windows 7 is that the case?

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someone was saying you cannot scan documents to pdf anymore on windows 7 is that the case?Hogwash.I scan documents and save them as a .pdf on a regular basis. In fact, on Feb. 2 I was able to scan and save something as a .pdfWindows 7 has nothing to do it, at least that is how I see it.Saving as a certain file type is a function of the printer/scanner.What is the model number of the HP printer?Have you been able to save a scanned document as a .pdf in the past?

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OK is their software i can use that lets select all and then copy a scanned Document into word or e mail so i can show others the form letter i got ? I am trying all things i can think of and the choices that my kodak ESP 3250 printer gives me but so far no luck . .

And what can i use to copy/paste a scanned doc; is that possible so far no luck . .

Thanks . .
 

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You can try Simple OCR It is a free program you can download fro here http://www.simpleocr.com/Download.asp The better and best programs are very expensive Costing upwards of $400 and $500
 

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Hello,
 
I have run every "anti-anything" to try to solve this. I have a laptop running Windows 7 Ultimate and for a while, about 5-10 minutes after booting a scan begins. I can see the HD running non-stop. During this, the laptop is unusable.
 
Today, it started freezing with no HD light. It took almost an hour of rebooting to get it running. During the day, the scanning has happened 4 times. It is driving me crazy and I have checked everything I can think of. I have no scheduled scans of any kind set up in my anti-virus and anti-malware software.
 
As an example of a symptom, if I'm watching a YouTube video, it starts with the video and sound going out of sync. The HD starts running constantly. If I close Firefox, it will take a while to close but the sound from the video keeps playing for several minutes. If I pull up task manager, it will show Firefox as still running but there is no window. I end the task and again it takes several minutes to drop from the task manager window.
 
Any suggestions as where to start to solve this before I check into a mental health facility?
 
PS I have two other drives (One with XP and one with Vista) that if substituted for the above drive run just fine. I'm at my wits end. HELP

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Download Security Check from here or here and save it to your Desktop. Double-click SecurityCheck.exe Follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box. A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.NOTE 1. If one of your security applications (e.g., third-party firewall) requests permission to allow DIG.EXE access the Internet, allow it to do so.NOTE 2. SecurityCheck may produce some false warning(s), so leave the results reading to me.NOTE 3. If you receive UNSUPPORTED OPERATING SYSTEM! ABORTED! message restart computer and Security Check should run Please download Farbar Service Scanner (FSS) and run it on the computer with the issue.Make sure the following options are checked:
Internet ServicesWindows FirewallSystem RestoreSecurity Center/Action CenterWindows UpdateWindows DefenderOther ServicesPress "Scan".It will create a log (FSS.txt) in the same directory the tool is run.Please copy and paste the log to your reply. Please download MiniToolBox and run it.Checkmark following boxes:Report IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Devices (do NOT change any settings here)List Users, Partitions and Memory sizeList Restore PointsClick Go and post the result. Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (MBAM) to your desktop.NOTE. If you already have MBAM 2.0 installed scroll down.Double-click ... Read more

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after scanning how do I send scanned documents to email address

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