Thanks for the reply, I checked again this morning by open device manager, then watching what happens when I plug in and unplug the LS5000 in the a usb socket this is what is happening:
1) device manager does not show a catagory for "printers and other devices", nor "scanners" but a new catagory called "portable devices"and under portable devices are these two new E and F drives, plus in "disk drives" it shows a 5in1 device plus another usb device.
2) when I unplug the LS5000, the two discs in "disk drives" drop and the catagory "portable devices" dissappears.
3) When I first plugged in the Ls5000, I did get a question mark "stating unknown device" but before I could do anything Windows 7 decides to load drivers
and says your "new device is ready to use".
4)Another thing I did was to load a transparency slide in the LS5000 to see if it trips something in Windows 7 but no change....hope this make sense now