I am trying to scan information into my computer (to go paperless). When I scan in something, I can hardly read it. If I make a copy of it first, and then scan it in, then I can read it. Is there something wrong with my scanner? Do I need to clean it? If so, how do I do that? I don't want to have to make copies of everything before I scan them (defeats the paperless purpose)
What you need to do is get some cleaning solvent from a Computer Store and clean the class. If this does not correct the problem then try uninstalling and reinstalling the drivers. It sounds like your screen may just be dirty. If you can print it and then scan it that is very perculiar. Try this and let us know if that fixes the problem.
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If the external hard drive has been formatted on a PC in NTFS file format then the MAC cannot read data off this hard drive. The FIX.. Connect the USB external hard drive to a Windows computer and copy your data off this hard drive to the computer. Then format the external hard drive in FAT32 file format. (the MAC can read and write to data to and from a Windows PC) Now copy the your data from the computer back onto the external hard drive. Now you can connect the external hard drive to the MAC and download your data to the MAC.
Did you mean hard disk? If so, make sure you buy the right hard disk, there are something different between IDE and EIDE hard disk although their interface look similiar. Go to BIOS to auto detect the HDD if available. The jumper settings on the hard disk can not both set to be master if they are on the same ribbon of IDE interface. If BIOS recognize the hard disk and not reading, there might be something wrong with the disk. Try it on another computer or do some scan on it. It is an option to call Dell and ask them whether they have some hard code of their machine so the machine only read disk with some hidden information too just in case. If the disk is not a hard disk, then there could be standards issue of media too. You can check the specification of your machine and see the detailed version of the interface and see whether you have the same version of standards on your disk.
you need to scan your external hard drive for bad sectors problems, you can use winpe mini cd, its a live cd that have hirens boot disk inside it as well as a preinstalled windows eviorment that will give you access to many tools and softwares...download it , burn it to disk and boot it.....
the idea is when you was copying files, some read errors occured that crashed the system, and whene the system crashed, bad sectors/clusters appears, and they need to be scaned and fixed.
To scan a document for editing purposes, you will need OCR software. What OCR stands for is optical character recognition. This software interprets the document on the flatbed for editing purposes. Reputable OCR software on the market are:
Omni Page Pro ABBYY FineReader Pro Presto! OCR 4.0