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Mucking around and disengaged biometric fingerprint power on mode....now cannot get access as machine wants bios code..????? (know it is 3 didgits but what ?????

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How do i use bio metric censer in hp Compaq nc6320


To use the Biometric fingerprint sensor, just swipe your finger across the reader and it should start the enrol program.

See the video on this page Using Fingerprint Reader with DigitalPersona or Verisoft

Oct 10, 2014 | PC Laptops

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on Jan 11, 2011 | PC Laptops

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Bios fingerprint reset


In Windows, in the settings section of the Fingerprint Control Center, uncheck Replace windows logon with fingerprint protected logon. In the Fingerprint section uncheck the Power-On Security section if the user has fingerprints enrolled there. You do not need to uninstall the software unless you wish to.

Oct 03, 2013 | Lenovo PC Laptops

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How to setup finger print sensor


When you start a machine with a Fingerprint reader for the first time, you will see the following screen when you reach the Desktop. This is the main console for configuring and managing the Fingerprint reader.

Here you can enroll your fingerprint, and adjust your Power-on security settings.

When you click on “Create new passport and enroll fingerprints” you will be prompted for your logon password.

Once you enter your password you will see the main enrollment screen.

You can select a fingerprint to enroll either by selecting the fingertip with your mouse, or by choosing from the drop down list. To enroll, either double-click the fingertip you wish to use, or press the Enroll button

On the left is an animated finger that demonstrates how to swipe. You must swipe your finger three times to enroll.

If your finger is not centered, you will be prompted to move it to the right or to the left. If it’s not able to read at all you will be prompted to try again.

When you swipe successfully, you will see the highlighted portion go to No. 2 for the finger printer to be swiped again.

Once you have swiped three times successfully, the three images merge into one and you are brought back to the main enrollment screen, where the enrolled finger is shown with a red dot.

  • You can enroll multiple fingers.
  • The Enroll button has changed to say Delete. This allows you to delete a fingerprint you have already enrolled. If you used the mouse to click on a fingertip that was not already enrolled, the button would change back to Enroll.
When you click Next you are brought to the Power-on Security screen.

This is also the second choice from the main Fingerprints enrollment screen. Here you can use a fingerprint to replace your Power-on passwords if you are using them.

If you are using Power-on passwords, then select the box at the top. When you click on the Add button, you will be shown a list of the fingers that you have enrolled, and can select which one(s) you want to enable to replace your Power-on passwords.
Once you select a choice from the box, the finger will show up in the list. The first time you restart your machine after this, you may be asked to swipe your fingerprint as well as enter any Power-on passwords you have set. After that you should only be asked for your fingerprint.

  • Predesktop Authentication
    • In addition to the process above, there is a setting in BIOS that must be enabled for a user to be prompted for their fingerprint instead of a Power-on password. The Default for this Setting is “Enabled”, so no change should be necessary. It is in the Security Section under Fingerprint. The setting is called “Predesktop Authentication” Again, the default is “Enabled”. If disabled, a user will not be able to use their fingerprint on Power-on.
  • Security Mode
    • This controls what password will allow a user access to the system if they are not able to gain access using their fingerprint. The default setting is “Normal”. This will allow the use of either a user Power on password, or a Supervisor password instead of a fingerprint.

      The alternative setting is High. This will allow only a Supervisor password to be entered instead of a fingerprint to gain access to the system.
Once you click Finish, you will be brought back to the main Fingerprints screen.

The Create new Passport and enroll fingerprints choice has gone. Replacing it are two new choices:
  • Edit passport and fingerprints
  • Delete passport and fingerprints.
If you choose Edit passport and fingerprints you will be prompted to swipe your finger to confirm your identity

You will then see the password screen. Click next to go to the main enrollment screen.

This is the same screen that appears when you have successfully enrolled a fingerprint.

Here again you can delete or enroll fingerprints

I trust this was helpful and thank you for contacting the experts.

Jan 18, 2010 | Lenovo ThinkPad X300 Notebook

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Error: Biometric Fingerprint reader not connected.


www.dellsupport.com enter your service tag number. nice folks, very helpful

Sep 03, 2009 | Dell XPS M1530 Notebook

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Couldnt Find fingerprint equipment


Hi,

Let me elaborate on what the other two were telling you. First, your fingerprint reader is a scanner, if it is showing up as a scanner then you have the device installed. Second it may not have the right driver installed so that the biometric software doesn't realize it's the right device.

First you need to install the driver from the backup you made for the fingerprint scanner. If it doen't work or is not on the backup then you neew to go to www.acer.com pick your region, then get into the driver downloads for your model. You will need the full model # ex AS5730-54857 off the bottom of the laptop to get into the downloads. Once you're in download the newest update for the finger print scanner.

Once you have that installed it should show up properly in the device manager and the biometric software should recognize it. It is always important to install the drivers before the software for these devices as otherwise they will not work. The software installer needs to see the proper device at the time it installs, so if the biometric software is currently installed, remove it then proceed with installing/updating the driver.

Chris

May 26, 2009 | Acer Aspire 6930-6455 Notebook PC

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Biometric fingerprint reader not recognising me


Restart you computer and tap the F8 key until the startup option screen appears,then start in safe mode.

Jan 05, 2009 | Dell Latitude D600 Notebook

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Acer TravelMate 5520 is bio-probtected and unknown password


As a general rule, registering with "Acer Standard Registration" is simply putting your computer under Acer's warranty for operation and/or repair if needed; registration almost certainly has nothing to do unlocking your password.

First, without sounding critical, if you didn't set the bio-protection, who did? Or, who had access to your computer that could have set the biometric fingerprint sensor? That person could/should be able to unlock it.

Assuming you've used the computer (and not someone else) and you're not the second register of the computer, you could try contacting Acer at their website and explain your problem and see if they can answer your question.

If the laptop is not originally yours, and the biometric sensor was set by a previous owner, that should solve your problem, having the previous owner "unlock" the system.

If the laptop is not originally yours and you don't know who the previous owner is, there's a good chance that you cannot access the informtion. You could take the laptop to a computer repair outlet that does hard drive repairs, however that is usually not cheap and you might pay for them for an evaluation and find that they cannot unlock the system.

And, there's a chance that you will not be able to reformat the disk; the protection might not allow you to reformat it. Again, you might need to bring it to a computer shop and have them reformat it (or, possibly, install a new hard drive in order to use the computer).

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Dec 10, 2008 | Acer TravelMate 5520 Notebook

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Problem resetting Biometric fingerprint scanner Sony Vaio VGN-SZ360P


Yes, you need to try to locate the program folder and attempt to delete it. or you can use the KillBox program that will force delete the program. If you would like that send me a email jcamphelp@hotmail.com and I'll send that to you....

Oct 27, 2008 | PC Laptops

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Acer 5720 fingerprint reader


The Acer Bio-Protection fingerprint solution basically lets your network and data be secure by verifying an individual's true identity. The integrated biometric fingerprint reader supports Pre-Boot Authentication for secure authentication during system power on even before the operating system starts which means Windows shall authorize you to Log-in on just a mere touch, without the need of typing in passwords.

Look on the task bar next to your system clock and you will see a "key" icon. Double click on that icon and have at it. If for some reason the Icon is not visible, look in the bag of CD's provided by Acer, there ought to be a utility inside.. :-)

Mar 03, 2008 | PC Laptops

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