Next simply delete that broken preview image and for extra measure, empty it from your trash as well.
The image is usually named Full.bmp. If your PC is set to where it doesn't show the file extensions, it will appear as only Full.
If you completed the above steps properly, you should be able to scan again.
Windows security update
Microsoft has released an out-of-band security bulletin to alert users of a critical flaw in Windows 2000/XP SP2/XP Pro x64/Windows Service 2003/2008 and Vista. Learn more at www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms08-oct.mspx.
A great tool to have in your Linux toolkit is UNetbootin. This software is a Universal Netboot Installer that enables its user to install Linux distros on a hard-drive partition or USB flash drive.
The best part is that it doesn't require users to burn a CD first.
Using UNetbootin enables users to quickly, easily and painlessly install the ISO image directly onto their preferred media with a few clicks of their mouse.
UNetbootin runs under Microsoft Windows 2000/XP/Vista or Linux.
If you need to download a distribution for use in conjuction with UNetbootin, a broadband Internet connection also is required.
A hard drive with free space or a USB flash drive is required for installation.
The software currently supports built-in installation capabilities of 21 distros including some of the most popular distros such as Ubuntu, Debian, Fedora, Mandriva and Puppy.
UNetbootin can install other distros simply by pointing it to the proper location of the ISO image.
Learn more about Unetbootin at http://unetbootin.sourceforge.net/.
Mini notebook alert
Netbooks such as the Asus Eee PC are now in stock at Best Buy and Targets stores in Lexington.
Asus has made a price drop on several Eee PC 4G, 8G and 16G models. The 4G 7-inch models start at $269.99-$299.99; the 4G 8.9-inch models now start at $299; the 8G 7-inch models start at $269.99; the 8G 8.9-inch models start at $349.99; and 16G 8.9-inch models start at $349.99-$379.99.
All models are available with a choice of Linux or Windows XP operating systems. Target also has added a new color in the Eee PC mix - purple.
Target netbook listings are here.
Best Buy netbook listings are here.
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