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by: flingwing February 4, 2009 7:12 AM PST

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Canon Scanner Software Choices

by flingwing - 2/4/09 7:12 AM

I have a Canon scanner model CanoScan N670U that ran perfectly on my older Win 98SE computer. Now I added a new, faster computer using Win XP.

However, I cannot find the original software CD that came with the scanner. So I went to the one of the official Canon websites and saw they have a list of software for this scanner and WinXP.

I downloaded the CanonScan Toolbox (shown below). However, I did not download any separate drivers or other software. I figured the Toolbox would include everything.

I just extracted and ran the .exe file that came with the Canon toolbox. I manually put a scanner icon on my desktop and when I click the icon, a scanner menu with "scan, OCR, and other options" opens (I guess this is the toolbox?).

However, I still cant scan. When I try a test scan, the scanner toolbox menu opens and asks saved scanned image to (Filename) and type of image (gif, jpg, etc).

Then, a small menu window (with "Browse") asks me to select the location to save the scanned image. Finally, another menu window asks me to Link scanned images to (example: an image editing program ).

When I click the SCAN button, I get an information pop-up message saying Specifies the program where the scanned image is transferred. The scanner wont start.

Question: Besides the Toolbox already downloaded, do I need to download /load the driver(s) to my computer separately?

From the list of available software shown below, what do you think I should download and load on my computer to make the scanner run? Also, should the needed software/drivers be loaded in any particular order? Thanks much.

SOFTWARE FROM CANON WEBSITE (note: all WinxP compatible)

1. CanoScan Toolbox (
This is a software utility which will help make using your scanner easier

2. Deldrv.exe (
Unistall Utility

3. ScanGear CS (
This is a software that allows your computer to communicate with the scanner

4. Uninstall Utility (1.240)
This software allows you to uninstall Canon software

Drivers / Software Selection
Please select your operating system to view available drivers and software.

Drivers - File Name and Description
TWAIN Driver - N670U Scanner Driver Ver.
lide20lide30n670un676un1240uvst7031a_xpen.exe - 5.28 MB

WIA Driver - CanoScan N670U/N676U/N1240U Scanner WIA Driver for Windows XP

Software - File Name and Description
CanoScan Toolbox Ver. (Windows Vista/XP/2000/Me/98)

DelDrv Ver. (Windows)

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