Solved

Unconnected Scanner

Posted on 2000-03-28
2
171 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-29
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
0
Comment
Question by:LLOYDV
2 Comments
 

Author Comment

by:LLOYDV
ID: 2663854
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.
0
 
LVL 7

Accepted Solution

by:
jjeff1 earned 0 total points
ID: 2664029
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.
0

Featured Post

Don't lose your head updating email signatures!

Do your end users still have the wrong email signature? Do email signature updates bore you or fill you with a sense of dread? You can make this a whole lot easier on yourself by trusting an Exclaimer email signature management solution. Over 50 million users do...so should you!

Join & Write a Comment

Join Greg Farro and Ethan Banks from Packet Pushers (http://packetpushers.net/podcast/podcasts/pq-show-93-smart-network-monitoring-paessler-sponsored/) and Greg Ross from Paessler (https://www.paessler.com/prtg) for a discussion about smart network …
In this article, I will show you HOW TO: Perform a Physical to Virtual (P2V) Conversion the easy way from a computer backup (image).
This Micro Tutorial will give you a basic overview of Windows DVD Burner through its features and interface. This will be demonstrated using Windows 7 operating system.
You have products, that come in variants and want to set different prices for them? Watch this micro tutorial that describes how to configure prices for Magento super attributes. Assigning simple products to configurable: We assigned simple products…

760 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

20 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now