I have a Canon LiDE 50 scanner which used to work but doesn't any more. It worked until I restored my HDD from an image file. I have installed the driver and software from the CD that came with the scanner, but no luck.
When I try to do a scan, the scanner makes noises and then tells me to unlock the scanner and disconnect and reconnect the USB cable. Which of course doesn't do any good.
When I open the Control Panel and go to Scanners and Cameras and d/click on the CanoScan LiDE 50 entry and press the Test Scanner or Camera button, the scanner makes noises and then gives the message: "The test failed because the device is not available. Verify the connection and try again". I've tried a different USB cable and have uninstalled and reinstalled the driver several times, without success.
Can anyone kindly give me any advice on how I might get the scanner working again?