The scanner I'm using is an all in one scanner/printer/copier by H.P. Photosmart C4480 about 3 years old I guess.
Over on GimpTalk someone suggested the same thing as you have scan one image at a time.
A few weeks ago H.P. software had an update and I haven't been able to find or use the software ever since, but my pc does recognise and I can scan, but I think it's through Microsoft Scanner and camera wizare I THINK.
I'm heading over to GimpTalk I have a lot of response to my post over there I haven't read yet.
Thank for you input and please continue if you have anything else for me.