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Windows 7: Canon MP Navigator ex 2.0.3

19 Jan 2010   #1

XP Pro - Vista - windows 7 ultimate/64
 
 
Canon MP Navigator ex 2.0.3

We have a problem with scanning on a Canon pixma mp620. Canon appear to be washing their hands of the problem so I wondered if these forums might be able to help.

We have a new PC with the following spec:
PSU OCZ Stealthstream 600w
Motherboard GA-EP45-UD3LR
Processor/CPU Q8200 4 x 2.33Mhz with VT
RAM Crucial DDR2 6400 2 x 2GB
HDD 2 X Samsung 320gb HD322HJ
Optical Samsung S223B DVDRW CDRW DVD-Ram 22 speed
Graphics Sparkle 9400GT
Windows 7 pro 64 bit
Netgear WPN311
Canon MP620


Software: Retrospect, Adobe reader, Office 2003, AVG, Picassa, Itunes.

All works fine except Canon MP Navigator EX version 2.3.2, we get the following when we try to start it - a problem has been encountered and windows will attempt to resolve etc - essentially nothing actually happens, so we are unable to use the scanner other than with the Windows Fax & scanner software (so twain does work), We have no problems with the remaining Canon software, essentially printing (usb or wireless) - note the Navigtor error is the same with either wireless or usb connectivity.

We have tried uninstalling all canon software, cleaning out any remianing folders, and re-installing in a pedantic way ( there are 4 progmas to install inc Navigator (which has to be done last), rebooting after each step.

Once again we are disappointed with Canon's support - okay for simple things, but don't take on board anything which requires investment of research time.

Sorry about the last moan, but would appreciate any advice that could be offerred..........


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20 Jan 2010   #2

windows 7
 
 
MP Navigator Ex error

You are not alone _ i get exactly the same issue with two separate MP620's on two different PC's - both worked fine until I installed Windows 7. Have tried re-installing and different user profiles.

I think canon are washing their hands on this one...seems to affect many of the Pixma range but especially the wireless ones.
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20 Jan 2010   #3
aem

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

Try and see if there is an earlier viersion of Navigator and install that. Do not go with the name of the driver saying 2.0, what i find is it might no be 2.0 but 1.x.
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20 Jan 2010   #4
JVM

WIN 7
 
 
Same problem with canon mx860

I am disgusted with Canon. I have spent countless hours with Canon support trying to get my MX860 printer to work. I'm using Windows 7, 64 bit.

It used to work, but something changed - what I do not know, and ever since, my Canon printer does not work. It worked with USB just fine - but I want to use it as a network printer. That is where the problem is.

I can finally see the printer show up on the printer screen - it took 8 hours of Sony working on my machine - they changed the user access level to off - something in Windows 7. But Canon refuses to acknowledge their program does not work - I keep getting the error: "an error has occurred in the scanner driver. abort scanning." I have installed, uninstalled - nothing seems to work. If anyone has been able to get the MX860 to work right on Windows 7 64 bit - please let me know.

I have been on the phone with Windows, with Sony and with Canon.

NOTHING!!

I blame Canon - it's their printer that is not working.
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21 Jan 2010   #5

XP Pro - Vista - windows 7 ultimate/64
 
 

Thanks for the suggestions and feedback.

The printer is offsite so will try the suggestion next week and report back.

I am also not very impressed with canon support - (same with HP incidentally) - their approach appears to be to assist punters with their own probs, but never want to know if their is a problem with their software - had a problem with Navigator on XP which we had to live with as Canon just wasn't interested in fixing the problem.

Does anyone have experience of paperport 12 on 64 bit - as an alternatitive to Navigator
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08 Feb 2010   #6

XP Pro - Vista - windows 7 ultimate/64
 
 
canon navigator

Canon keep on saying that there is a user profile corruption - from other forums an awful lot of people appear to be having a user profile problem with Canon.

Navigator 1.x is not a runner I'm afraid, but thank you for your suggestion.

The latest twist is that I thought we could bypass the problem by installing Paperport 12 which is supposedly Windows 7 64 compatible. It installs fine but runs into trouble trying to use the Canon drivers (similar situation as with Navigator, just sits and does nothing) - according to Nuance, they use the cannon scanner twain drivers - so this tends to prove that it is the Canon drivers that are at fault,

I wish that Canon was better at taking these issues on board
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09 Feb 2010   #7

XP Pro - Vista - windows 7 ultimate/64
 
 

Someone has come up with the cause of the problem and a temporary workaround.

There a conflict with a Microsft file - if you delete the following file you will find that navigator works - at least until the file re-appears! I have tested this and was pleasantly surprised.

C:\Users\<user name>\App Data\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Network Shortcuts\My Web Sites on MSN

Lets hope that Canon issues a updated driver, as the problem is in the driver not Navigator.

PS Just spoken to canon - they say they know about this - apparently its the luck of the draw who you speak to - not very impressive!
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10 Feb 2010   #8

windows 7
 
 

Thanks for the tip - that worked perfectly for me.
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16 Feb 2010   #9

Windows 7
 
 
Fix for this

I had the several problem which happened after I upgraded to Windows 7. Download the latest network driver here:

Canon PIXMA MP620 Photo All In One Printer

And that solved the problem for me.

Good luck!
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22 Feb 2010   #10

XP Pro - Vista - windows 7 ultimate/64
 
 

Which version of Windows 7 are you referring to, 64 or 32 bit?

The site you give does not have any new drivers for this problem - which incidentally is now acknowledged by Canon as a problem which they will fix oin a new release of their twain drivers (64 bit!).
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