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Scanner scan but then locks up at the end

My new HP Scanjet 8270 scans nicely, but then at the end of the scan it locks up and makes an odd knocking noise. The only way to stop the noise is to unplug the scanner. The software freezes up too. I've tried loading the drivers on 3 different WinXP Pro SP2 machines, and it acts the same way on all of them.

I tried scanning from the glass and from the ADF feeder... same result. It scans and then locks up and begins a light knocking noise.

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