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My scanner light is on constantly so to prolong it's life I disconnect after turning on computer. Will this affect a proper scandisk,de fragmentation and Antivirus check? I have to plug it in to have the Printer function.  LLOYDV
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Upon securing last night I had not pluggedthe scanner in before doing so and got an Illegal Operation--first time for that under these circumstances.
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If you simply unplug the scaner while the system is up and running, it is likely to cause the illegal operation you had. This is simply because the system is trying to access a device which is no longer there.

But you should have no problems doing a defrag or scandisk when you unplug the scanner. You just won't be able to use the scanner if it's unplugged.
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