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Scanning siezes computer and scanner

I'm scanning slides.  (I have several hundred to scan)  The scanner works for a bit, then it stops and my computer siezes.  I reboot and it does it again.  I've gone from 600 dpi to 300 dpi to 150 dpi and no luck.  This will happen several times.  It seems unrelated to anything consistent, it will stop scanning and everything shuts down, frozen.  Only rebooting gets the computer going again.  I've tried rebooting the scanner but it will respond only after the computer is rebooted.  Incredibly frustrating.

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Hello,
I believe that what you are having a power issue on the USB port. This port is limited to a certain total amount of power and if you are using other devices on the usb ports they each take away from the total amount available for use. The fix for this issue would be for you to buy a Powered USB Hub, as it has a transformer that plugs into the wall and will avoid using any of the computer's usb power to run the scanner.

Good Luck
Rich Lilja

Posted on Nov 28, 2008

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