Windows XP Home: Scanner and Camera Control Panel defect: No installed scanner appears - and no scan

Discussion in 'Scanners' started by tah, Dec 14, 2003.

  1. tah

    tah Guest

    no scanner that I have installed - HP 3200C and Canon LIDE 50 - appears in
    the scanner and camera control panel - and no scanner works!
    There must be missing registry entries - therefore the scanners are not
    installed well , and therefore no scanner works!

    Is there any possibility to reinstall only the Scanner and Camera Control
    Panel and the associated registry entries without new installation of
    Windows XP ( which is impossible for me due to more than hundreds installed

    Has anybody the same experience and found a solution without new

    Or is there anywhere a registry file (.reg) with all registry entries
    concerning the scanner and camera module of Windows XP?

    Thank you very much for help!

    tah, Dec 14, 2003
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  2. The problem is not the wizard. Have you checked the HP and Canon sites for
    XP drivers and/or whether or not the respective manufacturer's are
    supporting these printers in XP?
    Michael Solomon \(MS-MVP Windows Shell/User\), Dec 14, 2003
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  3. tah

    tah Guest

    I have installed the newest Windows XP drivers.
    The problem is that probably the scanner contol panel was destroyed 2 years
    ago and I have no possibility to restore the registry.
    Therefore I look for a separate installation of the scanner module of
    Windows XP without new installation that is impossible for me as long as I
    can start Windows XP!

    Not before a few says ago I had to find out that the scanner module is
    For this the Windows System Restore is not useful - I can not undo all since
    that apart from that I have no system restore point more than 90 days ago
    for these reasons!

    Thank you for your help!
    tah, Dec 15, 2003
  4. tah

    tah Guest

    Both the USB scanner form Canon and the old parallel port scanner from HP is
    recognized in the device manager - but this it was!
    It is a two years old Siemens-Fujitsu PC with a crippled Windows XP, i.e.
    only a "Product Recovery CD" for Windows XP from the producer!
    The USB scanner from Canon and the parallel port scanner from HP I have
    installed before O plugged them into the computer!
    Thank you for your help!
    tah, Dec 15, 2003
  5. The following assumes you have an actual XP CD as opposed to a restore CD or
    restore partition supplied by your PC manufacturer.

    Go to Start, type sfc /scannow in the run box and press enter. Note, there
    is a space between sfc and the forward slash. You will be asked for your XP
    CD. Be aware, upon inserting the CD the XP setup screen may appear, this is
    not a part of sfc /scannow, rather it is being invoked by autorun. Simply
    minimize the screen and allow sfc to continue.

    If the above fails to resolve the issue, try a repair install as follows:

    Be sure you are well backed up in case there is a problem from which you are
    unable to recover. NOTE, while a repair install should leave your data
    files intact, if something goes wrong during the repair install, you may be
    forced to start over and do a clean install of XP. If you don't have your
    data backed up, you would lose your data should that eventuality occur.

    Boot from the CD. If your system is set to be able to boot from the CD, it
    should detect the disk and give a brief message, during the boot up, if you
    wish to boot from the CD press any key.

    Once you have pressed a key, setup should begin. You will see a reference
    asking if you need to load special drivers and another notice that if you
    wish to begin the ASR (Automatic Recovery Console) depress F2. Just let
    setup run past all of that. It will continue to load files and drivers.

    Then it will bring you to a screen. Eventually, you will come to a screen
    with the option to (1) setup Windows or (2) Repair Windows Installation
    using the Recovery console.

    The first option, to setup Windows is the one you want and requires you to
    press enter. When asked, press F8 to accept the end user agreement. Setup
    will then search for previous versions of Windows. Upon finding your
    version, it will ask if you wish to Repair your current installation or
    install fresh. Press R, that will run a repair installation. From there
    on, follow the screens.
    Michael Solomon \(MS-MVP Windows Shell/User\), Dec 15, 2003
  6. Sorry, I didn't see your other post in this thread before I suggested SFC or
    a Repair Install.

    You could purchase an actual XP CD, then, not only would you have additional
    tools now you would have them in the future as well.

    Failing that, the "module" as you put it is not stand alone and is not
    available that way. It is a fully integrated component and the only way to
    restore it aside from a fresh install would be to attempt to use System File
    Checker (SFC as I've outlined my other post) or a repair install, both of
    which are foreclosed to you with only a recovery CD.
    Michael Solomon \(MS-MVP Windows Shell/User\), Dec 15, 2003
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