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Pagefile.sys is blocked. It is being used by another application

When I scan the computer, the results show that this file is blocked. It cannot be opened. Since the computer is very slow I assume that this maybe the reason. Is there a possibility I can do something to improve this? Thanks,
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Try to access file. or this file is password protected

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To defragment the pagefile, we first have to remove the pagefile, then defragment the machine, and finally recreate the pagefile. To do this, start by opening the System utility in Control Panel. (You may have to get there by clicking Performance and Maintenance from the Control Panel and then clicking System.) Then select the Advanced tab, click the Settings button under Performance, select the Advanced tab of Performance Options, and click Change to view your Virtual Memory settings:
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Hi saly_60,

You can try the following steps to resolve the issue:


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1. Connect the USB cable directly to a USB port on the computer Ifyou are connecting the device through a USB hub* or other USB device,disconnect it and try connecting directly to a USB port on thecomputer. If successful, the problem may have been with the device.
*Somescanners are powered by the USB connection. This is why connecting thescanner through another device, such as a USB hub, may prevent thescanner from communicating properly with the computer.
Connecting the cable to the your device.
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2. Check USB Connections Youshould disconnect and reconnect the USB cable at both ends to ensurethere is a secure connection on the device side as well as the computerside. It may also be necessary to try a different USB port on thecomputer. Additionally, you may need to disconnect other USB devices,temporarily, in order to determine if a conflict exists. .
  1. Disconnectone end of the cable and then reseat it ensuring the cable is firmlyseated into the USB port. If the USB cable is plugged into a hubinstead of directly into the computer, try connecting the USB cabledirectly into the computer.

  2. Repeat step one to reseat the cable on the other end.
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  3. If there is still no communication, then it may be necessary to try a different USB cable or a different port on the computer.

  4. Make sure the correct USB cable type is being used.
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    Correct (A to B) USB Cable
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3. A device attached to the computer is blocking communication If you have more than one device connected to your computer, thenit is possible that some other device is blocking proper communication.
  1. Check to see if there are any devices (other than USB keyboards or mice) connected to the computer.

  2. Disconnect the device(s) and restart the computer.

  3. Once the computer has restarted, attempt your process again.

4. Press the ON/OFF button to power on the device. The device has an <ON/OFF> button.
  1. Connect the power cord from the device to the electrical source.

  2. Press the <ON/OFF> button.

  3. Wait until the device has completed its cycling process before submitting a job request or completing installation.

5. USBSCAN.SYS USBSCAN.SYS is a Windows system fileand required by the scan driver. If the system file is missing, anerror message will appear while installing the scan driver or willappear when attempting to scan. Search for this file and direct theinstallation to the appropriate path.

Search USBSCAN.SYS file on Windows XP:
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  2. At 'Search Results' window, type usbscan.sys in 'Search for files or folders named' field.

  3. At 'Look in' drop-down menu, confirm your computer's hard drive is selected. In most cases, C: is the computer's hard drive.

  4. Click 'More advanced options' link.

  5. Confirm checkmarks appear beside 'Search system folders', 'Search hidden files and folders and 'Search folders'.

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  6. Click 'Search' button.

  7. Once search has completed and if the file does not exist, download a copy of usbscan.sys from here (Right click and select ‘Save Target As’).
    1. Ifthe file exists and a message appears while installing the scan driver,direct the installer to the appropriate path. For example,C:WINDOWSsystem32drivers.

  8. Close the 'Search Results' window.

Search USBSCAN.SYS file on Windows Vista:
  1. Click the Start button.

  2. Inthe Start Search box of the Start menu, type 'usbscan.sys' (without thesingle quotes) and then press 'Enter' on the keyboard.

  3. Once search has completed and if the file does not exist, consult the computer manufacturer.
    1. Ifthe file exists and a message appears while installing the scan driver,direct the installer to the appropriate path. For example,C:WINDOWSsystem32drivers.

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