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Registered: ‎12-20-2017

Canon P-215 II scanner issue on Windows 10

Hi There,


We have a user who uses a P-215 II scanner. He uses with auto mode off, so that he could install and use the desktop application for the respective scanner. 


However, all of a sudden the scanner stopped working an throws up an error saying no scanner found. Upon removing the scanner cable and reconnecting it with auto mode on works perfectly. So, I figured this could be due to the drivers and it was indeed showing up that the dirvers aren't taken even though it is already installed and has been working.


So I did a complete windows update, ininstalled the software, drivers... etc and reinstalled it again with no success. Device manager still shows that it's not picked up the drivers. I have tried both the USB ports with no luck. So I tried it on a different PC and it was all working fine.


Now the question is how can completely delete the drivers and reinstall it, and make it work?

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Re: Canon P-215 II scanner issue on Windows 10

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Registered: ‎02-16-2018

Re: Canon P-215 II scanner issue on Windows 10



I am having the exact same problem with these Cannon scanners P215ii I am using windows 10 64bit and using the most current driver that you have showing on the website (215II_DRIT_V10SP4) 

we have several users that use the same computer with different login profiles and for some reason the scanner will work for 1 person but if that person logs off and i have another employee log in witht their own profile the scanner is not recognized. 

the orginal person logged in comes back logs in with her profile and everythig is fine. 

The error message the other users get is "Can't locate device; check cable and power (-4536)

So i know scanner works fine. it is set to OFF  but if i set to ON it works fine for everyone. hope i can get some help on this matter thanks 

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Posts: 1
Registered: ‎04-02-2018

Re: Canon P-215 II scanner issue on Windows 10

I am having a similar problem. We have numerous P-215 scanners. We have recently upgraded several laptops from WIndows 7 to Windows 10. One every one of them, the scanner driver randomly "disappears" and the scanner will not connect. The only solution is to constantly reinstall the driver, after which it will work for a few days before it disappears again. I have contacted Canon about the issue, and their response is " We don't  know anything about it".  On several of the laptops, we have replaced the Canon with a ScanSnap scanner and they work fine, so the problem is with Canon, not Windows 10. 

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Posts: 1
Registered: ‎05-11-2018

Re: Canon P-215 II scanner issue on Windows 10

Me Too, similar problem on Win 10, worked on Win 7.
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