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T460p Fingerprint BIOS/Boot Procedure?

Q: T460p Fingerprint BIOS/Boot Procedure?

I am new to a ThinkPad with fingerprint reader, but not to ThinkPads. Running Windows 7 64-bit. In Windows I installed the Lenovo Touch Fingerprint Software. I enrolled my fingerprints. Windows: It works well with Windows. Instead of logging in to Windows with password I can use the fingerprint. Next to deleting fingerprint data, only option I have in Settings is "Enable pre-boot authentication". Seems when I have this enabled, that windows will automatically log-in (not asking for password or fingerprint) if I used fingerprint to boot-up the computer during boot-time (enabled via BIOS). Boot/BIOS: I am a bit unsure how exactly this is configured via the BIOS. Only when I enable "boot password required" I will be asked to scan my fingerprint (or type the password). I assume it's meant this way. If boot password is disabled, I am not asked for the fingerprint at all. With boot password enabled, and that's strange to me, it would first ask me to scan the fingerprint and when I did so successfully, it will still require the password as well. I first scan my fingerprint, it gets a green checkmark (= success), then it shows the password icon, and next to it a hand which is crossed out, then a moment later I need to enter the password. Is it meant this way? Or should it be password OR fingerprint? Summary of settings (by choice): In Lenovo Touch Fingerprint Software i disabled "pre-boot authetication". This way I still need to login manually to Windows as it still shows the login screen after starting Win 7. Also, I am not asked to scan my fingerprint during boot.In the BIOS I require a boot password. This way I am asked for a boot password when I power on the ThinkPad. Result: Need to type password during bootCan type password or use fingerprint to log-in to Win7I had to figure that all out with trial and error, as there is basically no documentation or was I just blind and confused?

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Dear Lenovo forum, Is this working as intended? I have my computer set to sleep automatically when I close the lid. For example, I go to bed, close the lid, I wake up open the lid and it prompts me to use the fingerprint scanner or to type in the password manually. So I roll / put my finger that is recognized by  the scanner to try and log in, and 9/10 times it does not work. Instead I have to type in my password. But this defeats the whole purpose of me getting the T460p with the fingerprint scanner. The only way it works is if I start it up from sleep, type in my password, then close the lid again, slide/ roll my finger then it works and recognizes my fingerprint. How do I fix this ?? Thanks, P

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Dears,             My T460p fingerprint reader not working when I join in my company domain, it works fine in local account. I used to use fingerprint reader in my previous laptop T440p without any issue both local and domain account in windows 10 pro. Please help me with this issue as it very annoying to type my long password.  

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Hello, when I install the Touch Fingerprint Software V 1.00.11 on my T460p running Win 764, it requires a drive C:\ for install. Software works if I have a drive C:\ but I intend to have WIN 10 on C:\ and WIN 7 on D:\ entirely separated fromn each other, so made C:\invisible for WIN 7. The driver install and other software worked well, just the Touch Fingerprint Software responds with: "The drive / UNC-path cannot be used; please choose another folder" ??Thank you in advance 

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Hi,I have a Thinkpad P50 equiped with a fingerprint reader.Worked perfectly well for months, but suddently stopped working.I verified/updated drivers, but this was not the problem.I then had the bad idea of changing the BIOS security option to enable the pre-POST fingerprint option.Now I end-up with a system that keeps rebooting forever preventing me to access the BIOS configuration.(I guess that after pressing F1 for entering BIOS, it expects me to scan my finger, but doesn't find the reader, so reboots again and again.)Please HELPThank you!!

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Hello!I am trying to update BIOS on my laptop T460p and am getting an error.Here is a part of Winuptp file: [2016/7/1 19:38:47] version 29.03OS = Windows 10 64bitDriver Loading....DoneSystem BIOS Version -> R07ET20WApplying BIOS Version -> R07ET67WSystem EC Version -> R07HT08WApplying EC Version -> R07HT14WAC adapter/Battery check....OK.BIOS Flashing....The number of retries of BIOS update = 1The number of retries of BIOS update = 2The number of retries of BIOS update = 3Failed.Error : Failed to verify Secure Flash image.Error code = 234 Thank You in advance!

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Hi. After upgrading BIOS to 2.12 the CPU frequency is locked to the lowest possible (disregarding BIOS settings). Plugging in the battery makes it work again.For the sake of prolonging my battery life I ususally run without it when safely docked at home.Anyone else experiencing this? I assume it's a bug?

A:Bios upgrade to 2.12 on T460p locks cpu frequency to lowest when running without battery

It sounds like a bug might have been fixed.  I would expect it to slow down if you had just a battery (no A/C) or just A/C (no battery).  The charhing circuity won't "cook" the battery.  It will stop charging when it is fully charged.

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Hello, we just purchased 56 T460p. Eight Devices are currently rolled out to our workers. After a few weeks four of them do a endless reboot (Red Logo, trying to boot SSD, Red Logo...). No further Error-MSG.The devices has different runtimes. OS: Windows 7 SP1 x86 One device get a new systemboard, everything fine, till now. Reset UEFI - no luckTrying to boot from different Media (USB, PXE etc.) - no luckRemoving CMOS-Battery - no luckRemoving SSD, WiFi etc. - no luckRAM Exchange - no luck After the fourth device failed, i do some deeper UEFI-Settings investigation.Security-Chip has the following Configuration: Discrete TPM, Intel TXT enabled Doing some Tests with non booting devices, following results: Disable SecurityChip - successEnable SecurityChip - no success Enable SecurityChip, Disable Intel TXT - successEnable SecurityChip, Enable Intel TXT - no success Enable SecurityChip, Enable Intel TXT, Clear SecurityChip - success Don't know if clearing is a long time solution. Disabling SecurityChip or Intel TXT seems to be no good solution. UEFI: Different Versions: 2.07, 2.09, 2.11 Maybe no one can help with this, but hopefully any Lenovo Employee looking at this and get the Information to the right Person. Thanks, Best Regards

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Hi, please help I had a windows 10 anniversary update 1607it restartet the pc, and than the screen went black for over half an hour, Now my t460p does not boot any longer, it stops on the red lenovo square, the power button and finger print sensor are lightning,I do not come into a bios, pressing enter during boot does nothing, how can I boot my notebook? thanks for help!  




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A:t460p does not boot after windows 10 anniversary ...

Unplug it and remove the battery.  Press the power button 5 times holding it a full 5 seconds after the last pone.  Put it back together.  Plug it in and try starting.

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I was wondering if meanwhile it is possible to boot (let's say Kubuntu 16.04) from the internal SD slot. Right now I'm using a 32GB Sandisk USB dongle, which works perfectly for me, but there is this unused SD slot.Of course I read some topics throughout the internet and this forum, saying it wasn't possible (4-6 years ago) due to the SD card being connected to PCI-E bus so BIOS/UEFI can't access it. My UEFI-Version is 2.12 R07ET72W (2016-10-28).Notebook-Model is 20FW003MGE.On the SSD I'm using Win7 64 Pro. Is there a way now to boot from the SD card without an external card reader, or do I have to buy an aditional M2.2242 SSD, leaving the SD slot waiting for memory extension issues? Is there a list with supported M.2 SSDs? PS: Grub command ls doesn't recognize the SD card either.

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I have an old T1090 eMachine that doesn't recognize the new larger hard drives. I purchased a 200 GB PATA (IDE) drive and it shows up as a 75 GB drive using GParted and under Windows Disk Management. I expected that it would only be recognized as 137 GB, but I can't explain why it only sees 75 GB. I suspect that the BIOS needs to be updated, but I've never done this before so I was looking for a procedure and ideas for trying to find the latest BIOS online. Thanks
 

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I have asus p5gl-mx board. I am going to replace cpu with 2.8 ghz, P4. Previously cpu of 3.0 was installed. When I installed cpu of 2.8 ghz, there is no display. Cpu fan is running. Also board light is on. Ram is 256 mb ddr1. In board manual it says that this board supports cpu of 2.8 ghz. Shall I update bios? If yes, what is the procedure. I have downloaded bios update from website.

Pl help.

A:Bios update procedure

sara,
Since I was wanting to look into a procedure for asus motherboards, then hang in there and I'll see what I come up with.

I have one procedure, but that is for an asus netbook.

I've always updated the bios on any computer I've owned, since an up-to-date bios can avoid many problems.

Mobo manufacturers release a bios update at great cost to the manufacturer.

Following a bios update procedure correctly can be of great benefit.

Nowadays, a bios is more robust than 5-15 years ago and even if you goof, then you can reset the bios and recover from a disaster.

ASUS seems to have standardized their bios update procedure for their newer boards.

I will post back in a maximum of 24 hours.

karl

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Getting the black screen/no post problem.What is the CORRECT hotkey/procedure for the bios recovery?Anybody done an SPI flash using ROM_RECOVERY_HEADER? 













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A:Z5771 Bios Recovery Procedure

Fixed it myself, done SPI flash using ROM_RECOVERY_HEADERThanks for your help














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Getting the black screen/no post problem.What is the CORRECT hotkey/procedure for the bios recovery?Anybody done an SPI flash using ROM_RECOVERY_HEADER? 










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A:Z5771 Bios Recovery Procedure

Fixed it myself, done SPI flash using ROM_RECOVERY_HEADERThanks for your help












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I ran BIOS update program accidentally in my Acer Aspire desktop PC in windows 10 environment, the program started suddenly and run into DOS window then it crashes before completing, not sure what stage was when crashed into BSOD, which needed PC to restart, on restarting, no Acer logo, just black screen and PC beeps one long one short beeps, tried to boot from USB but as long as screen is black I cannot do anything, only beeps become recurring.Not sure how to recover the BIOS, if any one had this issue with the BIOS and manage to recover the BIOS, I very much appreciate their help on what to do.Thank you

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Good afternoon.

First post from me and it's as the title says, really.

The procedure on the support pages ([http://aps2.toshiba-tro.de/kb0/HTD9502M10000R01.htm]) doesn't seem to cover my case. I've downloaded the bios update package twice now but, although Method 1 looks closest, there is there is no "BIOS" (Windows Batch File) file (BIOS.bat). in the package. I'm a bit stumped and unwilling to proceed without knowing what precisely to do, being only too aware of the consequences of getting it wrong!!

Any authoritative advice on what I need to do would be most welcome.

Thanks.

A:Equium A210-171 bios update procedure?

Do you try to install this BIOS update?

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Hi. I have fingerprint authorization on laptop startup. I have to put my fingerprint o password to start the laptop. I want to pass my laptop to my mother. How can I delete this authorization?

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Hi All

So I bought a HP 6730b yesterday second hand and it had Vista and the fingerprint recognition worked. So I installed Windows 7 as a clean install, not updated from vista but formatted. So now I dont know how to get it back as that was one of the reasons I got it

Also I noticed there was BIOS password and I dont know it. Whats the best steps to reset it? Takes out the CMOS battery?

A:HP 6730b - Fingerprint & BIOS

Try updating drivers from here:
HP Compaq 6730b Notebook PC- Download drivers and software - HP Business Support Center

BIOS password, ask the seller.

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Hello,
I am having problems with direct booting into Windows 8 installed into a VHDX file.
This is a four-partition UEFI boot on a GPT drive. EFI files are residing on a second partition of disk 0 (the ESP partition) in the EFI folder. The boot virtual disk is residing on the fourth partition of that disk 0.
When I turn on the PC, it shows black screen after the BIOS POST screen. No Windows 8 boot menu, no other information is displayed. However, if I press Shift+F12 (or F12) to start Dell BIOS Boot Menu and choose Windows Boot Manager from the UEFI part of
the boot menu, Windows 8 starts to boot without difficulties.
How do I make Windows to boot automatically without having to select Windows Boot Manager in DELL BIOS boot menu?
I believe I messed up with boot sector somehow... What needs to be fixed provided that Windows 8 will boot into VHDX file?
Thank you.

Well this is the world we live in And these are the hands we're given...

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Hi, I have purchased the Elitebook with the fingerprint reader, which I thing is great, and it worked fine initially.  Than I had some trouble and our company tech reinstalled windows and reset the BIOS.  Now the finger print reader is not working anymore.  Windows sees it in the Device Manager but I can not start it in the Biometric device (grayed out).The message indicates that it is managed by the group policy.  I have worked with our IT people and they stated that their group policy does not prohibit the use of the fingerprint reader.Can it be that a setting in the BIOS is wrong after the BIOS was set to default?

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I recently discovered that fingerprints are not stored on the hard drive.

My laptop went for warranty repair and has been reformatted to install again the operating system - since when it came back my fingerprints are not recognized as they are associated with "an old user". Strangely, I can now use only one non-convenient finger which was not registered previously (if I try any other the system tells me that I cannot use that fingerprint as it is associated to an old user).

My bet is that fingerprints are stored into the BIOS; how can I remove them from there, in order to re-register with my current account?

Many thanks
Max

PS: It is seriously impossible to contact any support in any country or language. I wish Toshiba will change its policy.

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I have a young cousin who loves trying almost all sorts of new IT skills on his new laptop. Now he installed a fingerprint software and didn't set up the scanner. Now the computer boots and brings a screen for password or fingerprint. He had no password on it and logging in is now impossible. The computer asks for bios password which was also not set. Is there a way around it? The computer is very new.

A:Fingerprint and Bios password forgotten

 Getting past a BIOS password on a Probook will require help from HP Technical Support. Above the scope of what we can do here.  800-334-5144

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I had a working Vostro 3350 laptop and was doing maintenance to bring it up to date. I downloaded and installed the recommended BIOS update for this laptop... Dell Vostro 3350 System BIOS 3350A10.EXE.The BIOS update failed and left the computer with no working BIOS. F2 is dead. It will not boot.
I read similar topic: http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/laptop/f/3518/t/19593398.
there is a guide:
1.  Download the Dell BIOS update .exe file to a USB flash drive.
2.  Run the .exe file with /writehdrfile parameter
3.  Run the .exe file with /writeromfile parameter
4.  Copy the .hdr file to winery50.hdr
5.  Remove the battery and AC power from the dead computer
6.  Insert the flash drive into the dead computer's USB port
7.  Hold down the End key and then connect the AC power
8.  Dead computer reads USB flash and asks if update should be done
9.  Allow the update to finish and then reboot.
10.  Computer is now working normally.
But I do not know which key to press me (End or another)? And need use flash card or sd card?
And I do not know how need called my file: winery50.hdr or winery30.hdr maybe....
Can someone please help? Thanks, Alex

A:Vostro 3350 BIOS Update Failed - Recovery Procedure Needed

Who can help me????

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I had a working Vostro 3500 laptop and was doing maintenance to bring it up to date.
I downloaded and installed the recommended BIOS update for this laptop...

Dell Vostro 3500 System BIOS
3500A12.EXE | Windows/DOS (3 MB) BIOS Release date 7/21/2014 Last Updated 7/21/2014 Recommended

The BIOS update failed and left the computer with no working BIOS. F2 is dead. It will not boot.
I am pretty sure that there is a backup or primitive BIOS still in there, as when I start the machine with no battery and just AC power using the End key it continuously tries to read data from a 2GB flash drive. I assume that it would like to reload the BIOS from a file.

I know how to get the ROM contents from the above file using the /writeromfile parameter.

The big question is, what kind of file does the 3500 want to read, and what is the file name that it is looking for? Does the flash drive need to be bootable? Is this an AMI or Phoenix BIOS?

Can someone please help?

Thanks,
Terry

A:Vostro 3500 BIOS Update Failed - Recovery Procedure Needed

Here is how to recover from a failed BIOS flash update of a Vostro 3500 laptop...
1.  Download the Dell BIOS update .exe file to a USB flash drive.
2.  Run the .exe file with /writehdrfile parameter
3.  Run the .exe file with /writeromfile parameter
4.  Copy the .hdr file to winery50.hdr
5.  Remove the battery and AC power from the dead computer
6.  Insert the flash drive into the dead computer's USB port
7.  Hold down the End key and then connect the AC power
8.  Dead computer reads USB flash and asks if update should be done
9.  Allow the update to finish and then reboot.
10.  Computer is now working normally.
Helpful web site:  http://mickitblog.blogspot.com/2011/09/dell-bios-switches.html
 

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I had a working Vostro 3300 laptop and was doing maintenance to bring it up to date. I downloaded and installed the recommended BIOS update for this laptop... Dell Vostro 3300 System BIOS 3300A12.EXE | Windows/DOS (2 MB) BIOS Release date 17 JUL 2014. Last Updated 17 JUL 2014 Recommended The BIOS update failed and left the computer with no working BIOS.
I find some solution for vostro 3500 like :
1.  Download the Dell BIOS update .exe file to a USB flash drive.2.  Run the .exe file with /writehdrfile parameter3.  Run the .exe file with /writeromfile parameter4.  Copy the .hdr file to winery50.hdr5.  Remove the battery and AC power from the dead computer6.  Insert the flash drive into the dead computer's USB port7.  Hold down the End key and then connect the AC power8.  Dead computer reads USB flash and asks if update should be done9.  Allow the update to finish and then reboot.10.  Computer is now working normally.
But it doesnt work for me.
Can someone please help ?
Thanks

A:Vostro 3300 BIOS Update Failed - Recovery Procedure Needed

Two options at this point:
Have a shop un-solder the BIOS chip, flash it externally and re-solder it, or
Replace the mainboard.

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aloha
i want to disable the fingerprint reader and bios password upon computer startup.
i have already uninstalled upek protector suite ql 5.4.0.2934, but upon startup i am still prompted to swipe my finger.
i have seen and followed the instructions in "toshiba Passwords: setting and removing (for BIOS, Supervisor, and Windows passwords)", but still have to enter my password to fire up the computer.
what else do i need to do?
mahalo

A:Tecra M9 - fingerprint reader and BIOS password

tried to edit this post but got message that i could not and had to contact an administrator but not how to contact the administrator.
so, i should have added, "XP operating system, laptop purchased in 2008".

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Hi everyone,I have an X1 carbon 2nd Gen laptop, with type 20A8S18T00. Everything works fine except the fingerprint security. I have installed the ThinkVantage Finferprint Software v6.0.0.8102 - the latest one, then the fingerprint driver "should be already installed along" (as I read somewhere).  But when I tried to enroll new fingerprint data, it always show the error E7210005 - "Cannot enroll user. Cannot update passport. Cannot find fingerprint sensor device". I have checked my BIOS Setting and seen that the option "Fingerprint Reader" was disabled and there is no way to select it and change value to Enable or whatever. I have heard people said that option must be enabled before doing making any changes with fingerprint data. Now I'm totally stuck! Here are my BIOS Setting screenshots: 1 - BIOS General Information 2 - Security >> Fingerprint 3 - Security >> I/O Port Access 4 - Security >> Secure Boot Could you please have me solve this case? Thank you so much.













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A:[X1 Carbon 2nd Gen] Cannot enable fingerprint reader in BIOS

Hi chaudh76, welcome to the forum.
 
     The correct software for the device is Lenovo Fingerprint Manager Pro:
 
http://support.lenovo.com/us/en/products/laptops-and-netbooks/thinkpad-x-series-laptops/thinkpad-x1-...
 
      The version you have listed (v6.0.0.8102) is for ThinkPad X1, X1 Carbon (Type 34xx), not your 20A8.
 
     Make sure you download, and run, the ThinkVantage System Update:
 
http://support.lenovo.com/us/en/products/laptops-and-netbooks/thinkpad-x-series-laptops/thinkpad-x1-...
 
     If you download, and run the ThinkVantage System Update first, all of your system drivers will be checked. If any of them need updating, they will appear in the list, and you can download/install them through the program.
 
     Also, here is the complete Lenovo support, and download site, for your ThinkPad X1 Carbon (Type 20A7, 20A8). It contains everything you need: Downloads/Product & Parts/Manuals/Solutions/Videos/Accessories
 
http://support.lenovo.com/us/en/products/laptops-and-netbooks/thinkpad-x-series-laptops/thinkpad-x1-...
 
Cheers
 
DragonRider
 
    

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I updated the BIOS from 1.2.0 to 1.4.0 for my New Inspiron 13 7000 (7378) in Windows 10 (64bit) using the executable available from Dell's website for this particular model:
downloads.dell.com/.../inspiron-13-7378-2-in-1-laptop.html

This BIOS update (1.4.0) is quite recent and was released on January 6th, 2017. I followed all safety procedures (e.g. using AC power), and I did not see any error messages during the update. But when the computer finally rebooted the second time (it seemed to have first rebooted once to install the update), I got this error message:
Boot Guard verified FailedSystem will shutdownPress any key
The system wasn't even able to load the BIOS, indicating a critical error happened during the BIOS update. After spending some time searching for a solution to my bricked system (and panicking), I was able to recover the BIOS using this procedure on Dell's website for Convertible / Detachable with the external USB key method:
www.dell.com/.../en

Now, everything works fine using the BIOS version 1.4.0. Not sure what went wrong with updating the BIOS from Windows 10.

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I've read the old messages here, and could use a few more tips.  What is the latest, best procedure on an HP system?  Is there a link to a document? I have a brand-new Pavilion 510-P020 desktop.  I haven't even plugged it in. I have a new, blank, Samsung 750 EVO SSD with 250 GB. I would like to install the SSD so the system can boot from it and run programs from it. I also have another computer with plenty of SATA connections available.  It could be used for any copying required. I understand the physical mechanics of plugging in a power connector and SATA cable and screwing the new drive to the cage.  I was a litle surprised that the SSD eventually needs to be plugged into the first SATA header, but I can do that. Again, note that I have never turned the computer on.  So, a fresh install, instead of a clone, would be just fine.

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When I first bought the laptop I was able to use the fingerprint when the laptop booted to the HP screen (prior to Windows). My laptop has since been repaired by HP and I no longer am able to use the fingerprint. I can only enter a passowrd at the HP screen. The fingerprint reader works okay as I have reghistered 3 fingerprints and I can use the fingerprint when asked to log in by Windows (eg after Sleep). How can I get back the option to se the fingerprint to login at boot to the HP screen?

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I need to change my UEFI or legacy of HP pavilion 15 notebook laptop. pls help

A:in need settings procedure to change my UEFI boot order hp p...

Hi,  To change boot order, see this : Configuring the Boot Order in the System BIOS  Regards Visruth 

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Hello,  Does the HP Envy 17's fingerprint reader supports Pre boot Authentication? In device manager I see Validity sensor WBF if it matters.  

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My fingerprint scanner has been working just fine but recently kept having trouble recognizing it. Now it won't work at all on any finger and it is clean...

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Bare with me this may sound odd but as sure as the Earth is round this is all true.... There's a family friend of ours who's mom suddenly past away last week. The friend has now asked me if there's a way she can reset the laptop so she can get into it, her mom had fingerprint authentication activated. Unfortunately since her mom passed she no longer has the fingerprint to authenticate with. I don't think its possible but I wanted to try anything I could to help her which is why I'm writing this here. Thank you, Tom      

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Hi Experts, I have installed Fingerprint Manager Pro Windows 7 32 bit to my x1 carbon laptop 207A. After Installation and restart, I click the Lenovo Fingerprint manager pro and it prompted cannot access/enroll fingerprint because my account is a guest or built-in administrator. I have been using this account as administrator. I even activate the user admin account by using the cmd and enter the command net user admin /active:yes (something like that). After that the admin account was open. But still it prompted that error. What should I do to enroll my fingerprint? Please help me!!

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Hi All, I recently (about a month ago) was one of the unlucky fellows who had microsoft sneak the windows 10 upgrade onto my W530 laptop. Long story short, everything seemed to be OK, with the occasional blip with the fingerprint reader when I had to manually enter my windows password. However, on a hard boot, the fingerprint reader always worked, which was critical as my computer has 2 passwords on start up that I do not remember and thus had always relied on a swipe of my finger.  Well that all changed yesterday. I was in windows when my computer crashed. Upon start up, i was immediately asked to enter in my supervisor/bios password without getting the chance to finger swipe. After multiple reboots, the same. The fingerprint reader wont turn on any more and I am locked out my my laptop.  Can anyone please help? anyway to get the fingerprint reader to switch back on???

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My notebook is set up as a dual-boot UEFI system with 2 Win7 Ent 64bit systems on drives C.\ and D.\. Those operation systems reside on the 256 GB M2 NGFF card together with the UEFI boot partition. I can only use the fingerprint login on one system, the other doesn't recognize the registered fingers. Any help, please?

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I just installed the latest firmware for the Intel Management Engine (11.0.18.1002) on my P70, under Windows 7 x64, and now my fingerprint recognition is not working at boot. I still get prompted for a fingerprint, and it's still successfully recognized, but then during the "handover" between that bit of software and the rest of the boot process, the icons seem to indicate that my fingerprint was not recognized, and I now have to type in the user password. How do I fix this?

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I reset the bios in the bios setup, and after reboot I can't accept the screen that asks if if it can reset the fingerprint scanner (F1 to accept of F2 to deny). I have tried to reboot and also get back into the bios but all options lead to that particular reset fingerprint question 

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Hi.

My Sat M30 laptop start with an bios error. The error says "Resource conflict, edit bios setting or boot" If select "boot" computer hangs before windows completely starts. I remove the wi-fi and the modem module and the same error appears. I can't upgrade the bios because the windows don't start. The bios version is 1.7. The laptop is UK version. If select "edit bios", bios start but I can't find any resource management.

Thanks

(sorry for my english, I am from Spain)

A:Satellite Pro M30 Bios error Resource conflict - Edit bios setting or boot

Hi

I think the error ?edit bios setting? means that you should access the BIOS and should set the BIOS back to the default settings.

Please do this, save the settings and try to boot up!

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Hello

My last BIOS update has failed and now my laptop Satellite PrU400 PSU45E is out of order.
I want to use the Crisis Recovery Disk with an USB floppy drive but I don't know the key combination to run the boot-block.
Is anybody can help me?

Best regards

A:Satellite Pro U400 BIOS update failed - What is BIOS Boot-block access

Hi

I wondering what Crisis Recovery Disk do you have ?:|
In my experience the special disk is needed which is available only for ASP technician.
Therefore it?s necessary to contact the ASP in your country in order to reflash the BIOS.

In my opinion you shouldn?t not try any ?Crisis Recovery disks? which you fond in the net? this can lead to mobo damage?

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Im working on a Toshiba Laptop A105-4284, Model #: PSAA8U-0FH02K that froze while trying to flash the BIOS, so I didnt know what else to do but shut it off. Now, when I try to boot it up, it gets stuck in the same place it did during the flashing; on the Toshiba splash screen with the status bar at the bottom showing about 20% complete. I cant get into the BIOS and cant boot into Windows. Other options available on this screen are Press F2 for System Settings and F12 for Boot Menu. Pressing F2 results in a beep and the status bar changing to "Please Wait..." but nothing else happens no matter how long I wait. Pressing F12 doesnt do anything. Pressing ESC takes me to a screen that shows the typical system info -- Phoenix Technologies Version 6.00; Intel Calistoga CRB.T3A Reference BIOS; VERSION.MAK 1.53; (looks like its running POST and recognizes CPU, Cores, No TPM or TPM has a problem, and system RAM and stops there. What is my best course of action?:

- shorting out the CMOS battery (I've tried this on the solder pads marked C88, with no laptop battery, with and without the wi-fi, ram and hdd installed; Im either doing it wrong or its just not working )
- trying to reflash BIOS chip (I tried this; turned the laptop on and held down the 'c' key to boot from cd, but still got stuck at the same place)
- replacing the BIOS chip
- something else?

Any guidance or information you can provide would be greatly appreciated.

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A:Toshiba A105: Failed BIOS flash; now no BIOS access & won't boot

Im trying to figure out why I've had no replies yet.

Have I asked a stupidly easy question that everyone is rolling their eyes to and cant bear to tell me the answer? Or have I stumped everyone?

I have a hard time believing this is a stumper. I've found the same question posted elsewhere on the net and shorting the CMOS seemed to help. That or removing the battery altogether (its soldered to the board), but I dont think Im doing it right. Can someone give me directions on that?

or is this just a lost cause? :-/

Thanks in advance
 

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My laptop has no problem before. Recently I try to install Windows XP. First attempt fail, so I change SATA at BIOS from AHCI to Compatible, success. However the partition that I want to install*Windows XP to is not available.*

So just to test I choose my Windows 7 partition. Since it want to format the partition, I cancel the installation. After restarting windows, it stuck at bios. I restart again and change SAT to AHCI. Restart, still stuck at bios. This time I cannot enter BIOS, recovery or change boot media. Assuming the boot sector has corrupt, will reseating the cmos battery will fix this *problem. Please help. Thanks in advance.*

A:Windows 7 Stuck At BIOS Cannot Enter BIOS or Change Boot Media

Somehow with guidance from Lenovo Community, I solved the problem.

For future reference:
1. Take out HDD, battery, plug off ac power.
2. Restart, change SATA Controller in BIOS to compatible, restart.
3. Check whether the SATA Controller is Compatible or AHCI. If Compatible, force shutdown laptop.
4. Put back HDD, boot with Windows 7 Recovery CD or Installation Disc.
5. Choose Autostartup Repair.
6. Restart.

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Hello,

I have problems with entering the BIOS and boot. My device requests a password, what can you do? Toshiba service centers in our city is not present. All I could do - press control, tab, control, enter, and the machine gave me PC Serial

Sorry for my English, I used Google translator.

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I tried to booting the computer and received the Award Boot Block Bios and BIOS checksun error. It detects the cdrom but I donít have the CD. Where can I get the cd, like where to download it.

HP Media Center
Windows XP SP2
Motherboard: ASUS P5LP-LE (LimeStone)
Pentium D
I don't remember the rest.
I found the site for the motherboard. http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/...cc=us&product=470506&dlc=en&docname=c00379422


Backgorund:
I was having some probelms, which the computer wouldn't start at all and a really loud sound the fan made, so I called my insurance, and they came and change the mother board twice and added a new cooling fan and power supply. All this took two months for waiting for the parts and making an appoinment with the tech.

After replacing the motherboard twice the tech told me I'm gonna order new harddrive, I don't think is the motherboard or the fan. Before leaving he suggested me to call me inusrance and tell them that you want a new computer cause its been more than two months and there has been four calls already. So, I called the insurance and got a new computer and kept the old one.

A week after receiving my new computer I took the old one for repair but at didn't at the end after they told me how much it would cost me to get it fix. Now, I'm deciding to do it myself but, I boot the computer and received something about Award Boot Block Bios. I remember the tech putting a cd to the computer when he tr... Read more

A:BIOS checksun error Award Boot Block BIOS

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