Hi, I am having a strange problem with my new laptop. Silverfast does not work with it, I tried the same slverfast with my old PC and works like champ. However with the laptop, launch manager comes up and I chose silverfast, than another screen appers giving copule messages like "now silverfast is looking for scanners" etc, and disappears. I think it dies for some reason. I tried to remove most of the pheriperals especially usb ones) No good. has anyone else encountered such problem? if so what was the remedy? Regards, -b.