Hi Gary, Actually, this thought had occurred to me. Unfortunately, it appeared to make no difference. However, after obsessing over this problem for the past few days, yesterday being the worst, I believe we finally have it licked. Before I was about to try simply re-installing the Kurzweil software fresh, my husband and I decided to try one more simple thing. We changed the setting for the threshhold from static to dynamic inside of Kurzweil. Well, wouldn't you know it, that seems to have solved the problem. Pages are scanning in beautifully again. I have absolutely no idea why it would make such a difference now after all this time, or if perhaps it used to be set to dynamic previously and was somehow changed...who knows. In any case, the problem appears to be resolved for now, and I am keeping my fingers crossed that this does the trick. Thanks again to everyone who responded. I appreciate all of the suggestions and advice. Jenny ----- Original Message ----- From: Gary Petraccaro To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Sent: Friday, January 20, 2006 6:30 AM Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Strange scanning problem If you start a new file with the later pages in the book, what happens? ----- Original Message ----- From: Jenny Wood To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Sent: Thursday, January 19, 2006 11:48 AM Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Strange scanning problem Hi all, This is kind of a long shot, but I thought I would post to the list to find out if anyone else has come across a similar problem as the one I have been struggling with the past few days. First of all, I am using windows 2000 with the Kurzweil 1000 software package, and have a Microtech scanner. I have been working on scanning a novel now for a week or more, and managed to get through more than half of the book with very few errors or corrections. However, it seems within the past few days, the quality has become extremely poor. I have tried cleaning the scanner bed several times, and had my sighted husband verify that there were still no obvious scratches or smudges I missed. The quality of the print in the book itself has also not changed. In fact, I tried rescanning a page from the beginning of the book, and still came up with very poor quality. It seems that lots of random text is left out completely, while other words are butchered badly. Rebooting and shutting everything down completely doesn't seem to have helped either. I have also unplugged the scanner several times to reset it manually, but no change. I have tried both version 7 and 9 of the Kurzweil packages, and both seem to experience the same problem. Everything will scan beautifully for the first one to two-hundred pages, then the quality degrades dramatically. Is there possibly some sort of cache of stored pages Kurzweil keeps somewhere that I could try clearing? I have not yet tried updating the drivers for the scanner, but will have a look this weekend to see if there is anything more recent available. The scanner is only about a year and-a-half old. Could a bad USB cable or flakey A.C. adapter cause this type of problem? Any suggestions or advice would be greatly appreciated! Thanks in advance! Jenny To unsubscribe from this list send a blank Email to bksvol-discuss-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx put the word 'unsubscribe' by itself in the subject line. To get a list of available commands, put the word 'help' by itself in the subject line.