I just plugged in an external hard drive into my Win 2000 PC recently (an internal Maxtor HDD inside a Lexcron external HDD casing), and now my scanner doesn't work!!!
Win 2K is not detecting my scanner at all, nor any of its drivers, and running the scan program (ArcSoft PhotoStudio) shows the error message "Scanner is offline".
When I tried reinstalling the scanner driver, Win 2K wouldn't even detect it from the driver CD!
The scanner model is Canon CanoScan D125OU2.
It is connected via USB (as is my external HDD).
I have other devices plugged into my PC that are connected via USB too, and they work fine. In total, the devices connected via USB port are:
- 1 Fuji digital camera
- 1 external TEAC CD-ROM drive
- 1 Canon printer
- 1 external Maxtor HDD
My PC's internal drives include the following:
- 1 Western Digital HDD
- 1 Seagate HDD
- 1 3.5" floppy drive
I tried Googling and I think that there might be a SCSI ID conflict (i.e. the external HDD I plugged in might have been assigned my scanner's ID), but does anyone know how to resolve that???
Please help! Thanks a million!