1. Ensure that your scanner is in good working condition and is properly maintained. Make sure to follow the manufacturer’s instructions for cleaning and lubricating the scanner, as well as replacing worn parts.
2. Check the connections of your scanner to make sure everything is secure and connected properly.
3. Avoid scanning large files or images that are higher resolution than necessary. This will slow down the scanning process and put more strain on your scanner.
4. Minimize multitasking while scanning. If you’re running other programs or applications while scanning, it can slow down the process and cause freezing.
5. Restart your computer prior to scanning to ensure that all programs are closed and the system has been fully refreshed.
6. Reduce the number of scans you do in one go. If you’re scanning multiple files at once this can cause your scanner to freeze.
7. Upgrade the RAM in your scanner if it is not powerful enough to handle the tasks it is asked to perform.
8. Update the scanner driver regularly. Many times, outdated drivers can lead to errors and crashes.
9. Reduce the number of items connected to your computer. Too many peripherals connected at once can cause slowdowns and system freezes.
10. Make sure you have a dedicated power source for your scanner. If it’s plugged into an extension cord or surge protector, this could be causing the freezing.