I have a MF4570dn, and recently upgraded from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10.
I can no longer scan using the MF Toolbox utility. I had MF Toolbox 4.9 installed before the upgrade, and it worked just fine. After the upgrade, I get "Cannot communicate with the scanner" error dialog:
I thought I would try to reinstall the MF Toolbox utility, but there are two problems.
1) The downloads page shows no downloads for Windows 10 for this printer. This should be updated.
2) I downloaded the one for Windows 8.1, and tried to reinstall, but it just hangs at the "Processing Installation" screen:
I've also tried to uninstall the existing MF Toolbox first, and it also hangs at this same dialog.
I've also tried various other things without success:
- Connecting via USB instead of Network. It detects the scanner, and MF Toolbox can switch to that device, but it still gives a communications error.
- Trying the built-in Windows Scan app instead of MF Toolbox. It uses the WIA driver. It barely starts to scan, then immediately cancels.
Please Canon - forward this to your engineers and provide a fix asap. I cannot use my scanner on Windows 10.
(I can use the printer functionality just fine.)
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Thanks. My model's links are different, but the new software appears to work.
Also, to get the old toolbox uninstalled, I had to reboot into safe mode. Otherwise the uninstaller just hung. Then booted back into regular mode, removed all traces of the existing printer, then reinstalled the new software and it works great.
"Start> in the run box type. Services.msc
Scroll down to Windows Image Acquisition (WIA)
Right click, select Properties
Check that Startup type is set to Automatic
Click Log On Tab
Check that Local System account , and Allow service to interact with desktop is checked. Hit apply.
Click Recovery...Click on window next to First Failure, Scroll to Restart the Service. Hit apply."
This was posted awhile back(msg 23) in this thread. PiersA, and originally somewhere by Captret.
I wish people would just do their research and take time to read through a thread instead of just repeatedly asking a question and expecting it to be handed to them on a plate.
The response above has helped ALOT of people. Its SIMPLE, its EASY, it WORKS for many people- including me.
Try it, and if it works, thank(kudos) PiersA and Captret. That way when others go through the thread they can see that post got lots of kudos and therefore is a good bet.
In this way you also help others instead of just yourself.
Rant over.... 😕
Sorry, but just like with every other "quick and easy solution", this one also fails. Since converting over to windows 10, my imageclass MF229dx does not communicate with my computer for scan functions. Prints fine, but cannot be found by the computer.
Even 2 hours on canon support could not help. Of course they blamed it on Windows and told me that they have not had this problem....until I saw this forum and see that it is universal.
Too bad it didnt work for you. I had same prob. Couldn't scan, computer wouldnt recognize, but could print ok.
I have imageclass something. Not sure, I not very computer literate. GREAT printer machine tho, so I glad its all fixed for me.
I did just like the guy said and voila!
**bleep**, gotta love it when that happens!
Good luck to you.
It is dissapointing that Canon is not backing up their product....
Great news!!!! After endless frustration and more reinstalls of drivers than I can count, I have finally solved the constant problems using my Canon MF 4150 with a Windows 10 computer.
I purchased a Brother MFCL2750DW. Now I can scan with a click of the mouse, even after a Windows update.
When I was looking at new printers, I did not even consider a Canon due to the ongoing lack of support in providing drivers, even though the Canon was a great machine.
If a company isn't willing to make the needed investments to keep their software up to date, I have no faith that they will do so in the future with any machine I purchased now.
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