Scanner not working but printer is?

  barney1234568910 19:48 24 Aug 2005

I am posting this on behalf of a friend. He owns a Brother DCP 11OC and has installed at the drivers and software that cam with the printer/scanner. The printer is fine but the computers says that it cannot communicate with the scanner. It runs fine on his laptop but not on his PC.

Runs win XP

  Diodorus Siculus 20:26 24 Aug 2005

Are they using the same cables each time?

  barney1234568910 20:30 24 Aug 2005

it is an all in one printer + scanner + copier connected by a USB lead. The printer works and so does the copier (stand alone)


  Diodorus Siculus 20:37 24 Aug 2005

I meant when you connect it to the laptop, is it the same cable as when connected to the PC? Unlikely to make a difference to be honest, but just a thought.

Check that nothing within MSCONFIG is disabled on the PC while enabled on the laptop; same too with the services.







  jack 20:54 24 Aug 2005

Are both computers the same operating system?
It is well known that a scanner built for 98 will not transfer to XP very often -this is bacause apparently scanners in addition to drivers also have 'firmware 'inside to control scanning and tracking.
This being so a chip set up for DOS[98/ME] will not read data from a NTFS system[2000/XP]

  woodchip 21:04 24 Aug 2005

Are you connected through a USB Hub or direct into computer?

  barney1234568910 21:05 24 Aug 2005

everthing is the same.


  barney1234568910 21:09 24 Aug 2005

they are both win xp and the printer is swapped between pc and laptop and connected directly each time

  woodchip 21:10 24 Aug 2005

There may be too much load on the usb if you have other items plugged in try without them

  Diodorus Siculus 22:15 24 Aug 2005

[quote] everthing is the same.[/quote]

services, processes etc? They are all the same on both machines?

  barney1234568910 11:30 25 Aug 2005

Diodorus siculus

they are both on each machine - services, processes

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