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Google Chrome Crashed, Now Fingerprint Reader No Longer Works

Q: Google Chrome Crashed, Now Fingerprint Reader No Longer Works

OS: Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Model: HP Pavilion dv7-6c95dx
Annoyance Level: Extreme

Okay, random weird problem that defies logic. I was busy doing stuff using Google Chrome (logged in on Facebook, trying to browse Newegg, etc.) and I tried logging in to my Newegg account using HP SimplePass, which uses the fingerprint reader technology to log you in to a bunch of different sites. However, this time around, Chrome crashed because HP SimplePass crashed.

I figured it would be best to reboot my system to clear out whatever was going on. However, upon rebooting, I get the "Device driver install yada yada" message that pops up, then it says driver installation failed. Going into device manager reveals that there is an unknown USB device attached (meaning, the fingerprint reader).

I've tried several times to install the driver for the fingerprint reader from HP (which originally had worked just fine). Now, it will not install. No amount of removing the driver and reinstalling it seems to be working, and I'm at my wits end. However, HP SimplePass installs just fine, but since it can't detect the fingerprint reader, it works by remembering typed passwords.

I'd rather NOT have to reinstall Windows if I can help it, but if anyone here has any suggestions that I could try to get this thing to work, that would be great. Thank you!

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Preferred Solution: Google Chrome Crashed, Now Fingerprint Reader No Longer Works

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)


Hi all, I recently purchased a ThinkPad E550 (20DF0040US) and the Fingerprint reader (Synaptics) was working when I first set up the machine but now, after a week's worth of ownership, it is no longer recognized. I searched the forums here and found that an older driver worked to solve the problem for others but it did not solve the issue for me. I tried to reinstall the most up to date driver and that didn't solve the issue either. I am running Windows 7 Pro which came installed on the machine. Some users indicated that Windows updates are the culprit but I cannot confirm this. All my Windows updates are current and there are no updates pending from Lenovo. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.

A:Fingerprint Reader not working / no longer recogni...

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My T440s' (20AQ) fingerprint reader constantly failed to be recognized by Windows 10. The system has been updated to the latest status with Windows Update and Lenovo System Update.  The LED of fingerprint reader does not blink at logon screen. Device manager cannot recognize its VID or Hardware ID. Resetting BIOS worked at beginning, but no longer work today. Separately resetting fingerprint reader in BIOS prompt "No Fingerprint reader attached" message. Does anyone have similar issue? I know I'm not alone.

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My T440s' (20AQ) fingerprint reader constantly failed to be recognized by Windows 10. The system has been updated to the latest status with Windows Update and Lenovo System Update.  The LED of fingerprint reader does not blink at logon screen. Device manager cannot recognize its VID or Hardware ID. Resetting BIOS worked at beginning, but no longer work today. Separately resetting fingerprint reader in BIOS prompt "No Fingerprint reader attached" message. In addition, I was trying to get a support ticket, but lenovo.com said my serial number is invalid. I have double checked the serial number in BIOS/Lenovo solution center and sticker. They are all the same. Does anyone have similar issue? I know I'm not alone.

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HiI recently applied the Windows 10 April update to my x270. Everything worked okay however Windows Hello and the fingerprint reader no longer work. I have checked the Biometric settings in device manager and the Synaptics WBDI (SGX enabled) device is showing the following status"This device is not working properly because Windows cannot load the drivers required for this device. (Code 31){Operation Failed}The requested operation was unsuccessful". I have checked everything is enabled in the Bios and also uninstalled and resinstalled the device from Lenovo. Has anyone else experienced this issue. Is it a driver incompatability with updated windows 10?Is there an updated driver somewhere please? Thanks in advance 

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At Startup, the fingerprint reader illuminates. Very occasionally, one pass opens the Windows screen. Usually, it takes more passes and after 2 or 3 I normally give up and use the passcode entry. I've made sure reader and my finger are clean but this makes little difference. Any advise would be appreciated.

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My fingerprint reader doesn't work with Firefox or IE. It only works when logging in to Windows.My fingerprint software version is password manager version is 4.70I'm using Firefox ESR version 32 bitwhich enables me to use unsigned addons.Using Windows 7 Pro 64 bitThinkpad T400 2767 WU6 I woud greatly appreciate some help on this matter

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Hi, anyone know of a figerprint reader keyboard the works with firefox. i recently bought the microsoft figerprint reader keyboard and optical mouse combo....what a bunch of junk it is. The fingerprint reader works good...but dont work with firefox....i cant have that. And the mouse stinks too...

So anyone got any suggestions? Thanks for reading

A:Fingerprint reader keyboard that works with Firefox?

My fingerprint reader works great with IE.

I guess being a Microsoft product, it would be a bit surprising if it worked with Firefox!

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I have bought a refurbished L470 thinkpad and i configurated the fignerprint reader with several fingers and it rarely works when i tried it. I have deleted the fingerprints and reconfigurated them but it's the same thing. I've searched for a solution in the manual but they only advise to clean it with a soft cloth which it doesn't work. Should i be contacting the warranty service?

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I have a Lenovo Yoga 730-15. After setting up the fingerprint reader for sign-on in Windows 10, it will work for perhaps a day or two but then become intermittent and after maybe 3 days will stop working completely. After going into PC Settings and deleting and setting up a new fingerprint read, the same pattern: works for a day or two, then becomes intermittent, then stops. Cleaning the pad (with electronics wipes) and updating to the latest fingerprint reader driver have not resolved the problem. According to Lenovo System Update, all critical and recommended updates have been installed. Any suggestions?

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Yay, another major windows update... another round of driver problems! Fun! After yesterday's big Windows update (Windows 10 version 1803, aka the Spring 2018 feature update) the Synaptics fingerprint reader doesn't work. Uninstalling and re-intalling the driver didn't fix anything. Device manager says:This device is not working properly because Windows cannot load the drivers required for this device. (Code 31){Operation Failed}The requested operation was unsuccessful. Has anyone found a work around? Thank you. setup:YOGA 720-15IKB Signature EditionWindows 10 1803 (OS Build 17134.1)newest fingerprint reader drivers straight from the website   

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Hey guys wish you could help me out here,

I was just on the internet when all of a sudden the screen started jumping a bit, and then the screen just went black and I heard that sound when the drivers try to recover but it didnt quite work out.. so I tried to restart the PC and I could only get to see the "welcome" and some weird **** going on on the screen then it crashes again.. after that happened a couple of times I ran on safemode successfully and had to delete the drivers of my R9 270 MSI.. now I have this weird thing on my screen and I cant even install drivers anymore..

Would appreciate some help please! thanks

A:GPU suddenly crashed, no longer works properly

First of all, no one [other than you] has any idea what hardware you are running. Post ALL of your exact system specs; ie exact motherboard, exact ram, exact pw supply, etc, etc, etc. Do not post "500W pw supply" Post the exact brand and model# Do that for ALL of your parts.

Next the most simple repair would be a restore to a date prior to the problem. Have you tried that?

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I have Done the most recent Windows updates this morning (March 18th 2019) which included KB4480056, KB4486553, KB4489899, KB4470788, Along with Adobe Flah Player Updates and then rebooted twice.  Upon rebooting both times I did not have the option to scan my fingerprint to log in.  I went into register my fingerprint in windows and it said that there is no fingerprint support on this device.  I then went into device manager and cannot find the fingerprint device. I went to the lenovo website and downloaded the "most recent" driver from 2016 for my fingerprint scanner and it errors when installing with error code 2738. I tried to reinstall the lenovo fingerprint manager pro software but windows tells me that this software is incompatible with this version of windows. I cannot seem to get the fingerprint scanner working again. If anyone has a fix for this please let me know it would be greatly appreciated.

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About a week or two ago a wonderful moderator helped me remove Searchqu from my computer. Prior to that time downloading pics from my photo card worked fine. All I had to do was push the card into the computer card reader and the photo downloading program from the Windows operating system automatically booted up. Now, I can no longer download my pics that way. Now I have to go to Explore from Start, locate the pics and download them from Explore.

I am wondering if I used Restore from a couple of months ago if downloading pics from my computer would work again or would it mess something else up?

Can someone help me? I'm not sure that the maleware problem is even related, just wondering if it could have corrupted the card reader. It's a built in card reader and I went to My Computer and on to Device Manager where I checked USB, scrolled through them but there were not red/yellowing warnings and each individual one said it was functioning properly. As I mentioned I can download pics through Explore but nothing comes up on the computer screen to download when I put the card in the card reader.

I did not get a CD with my camera, a digital Canon Rebel xTi so there is no software issue with the camera.

I apologize if I've posted this in the wrong section. I just don't know what to do now.


A:Help! After help with Maleware fix my card reader no longer works

Helllo binkie99,

Restoring the system to an earlier date has the risk of bringing back the infected state.

As part of the cleaning process which you went through earlier, the autorun function was disabled to protect your computer against autorun infections which are transferred via removable drives. Microsoft recommends it's disabled. In fact, the feature is no longer available in later versions of Windows.

Disabling autorun/autoplay does not prevent you from accessing those media sources. As you've already found out, they are still available by opening My Computer and accessing the source drive (cd, dvd, usb flash or external harddrive). Pictures on a camera can still be accessed/transfered through My Pictures and selecting Get Pictures from a Scanner or Camera. Media can also be accessed via the program you intend to use it with, such as music cds accessed via Media Player, blank cds via your burning program, image handling software provided with the camera, etc. We do recommend you leave the feature disabled and get into the habit of accessing those media devices manually. It may be a little inconvenient, but certainly safer.

I hope this helps.

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I too am infected with the redirect bug. Google chrome was my primary browser, and it will no longer open. I'm also getting spoolsv errors, rundll errors, and a popup box at startup asking for permission to access protected file. Only infor in that box is an A with a line over it. I could not get the GMER program to run, but I am attaching the DDS info. I am subscribed to this topic and look forward to any and all help. You people do outstanding jobs and I am grateful for you taking the time to do this! Many thanks.
DDS (Ver_10-12-12.02) - NTFSx86
Run by Joshua at 18:31:27.84 on Sun 01/02/2011
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_17

============== Running Processes ===============
============== Pseudo HJT Report ===============

uStart Page = hxxp://www.dell.com
uInternet Settings,ProxyOverride = *.local
uURLSearchHooks: Yahoo! Toolbar: {ef99bd32-c1fb-11d2-892f-0090271d4f88} -
BHO: Adobe PDF Link Helper: {18df081c-e8ad-4283-a596-fa578c2ebdc3} - c:\program files\common files\adobe\acrobat\activex\AcroIEHelperShim.dll
BHO: AVG Safe Search: {3ca2f312-6f6e-4b53-a66e-4e65e497c8c0} - c:\program files\avg\avg10\avgssie.dll
BHO: DriveLetterAccess: {5ca3d70e-1895-11cf-8e15-001234567890} - c:\windows\system32\dla\DLASHX_W.DLL
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A:Redirect bug, Chrome no longer works, many errors

Hello and Welcome to the forums! My name is Gringo and I'll be glad to help you with your computer problems. Somethings to remember while we are working together.Do not run any other tool untill instructed to do so!Please Do not Attach logs or put in code boxes.Tell me about any problems that have occurred during the fix.Tell me of any other symptoms you may be having as these can help also.Do not run anything while running a fix.We apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.Click on the Watch Topic Button and select Immediate Notification and click on proceed, this will help you to get notified faster when I have replied and make the cleaning process faster.In order for me to see the status of the infection I will need a new set of logs to start with.Please print out or make a copy in notpad of any instructions given, as sometimes it is necessary to go offline and you will lose access to them.DeFogger: Please download DeFogger to your desktop.

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It seems the card reader driver is not working with windows 10 1709. I tried reinstalling the driver after a fresh windows install and I can no longer use the card reader. Inserting an SD card only shows an unknown device in device manager. Anyone else with this problem? I also attempted to let Windows look for a driver automatically, it finds a device driver for this but it says the platform is unsupported? Is this an issue where there is no driver signature for this version of Windows? Am I missing another driver?ANyone out there with a working card reader on a Flex 3 1580, running Windows 10 1709, please respond.

A:Flex 3 1580 SD Card reader no longer works after installing windows 10 1709

https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_10-hardware-winpc/card-reader-not-working-...It looks like it could be an issue related to the fall creators update, as ASUS laptop owners are experiencing the same issue. Lenovo please respond....

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I have a T460s on a fresh install of Win10. I just bought an external USB fingerprint reader https://www.amazon.com/Fingerprint-PQI-Matching-Biometric-Security/dp/B06XG4MHFJ/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&....My hope was that when my laptop was docked (on a ThinkPad Pro dock), I could plug it into a USB port on my external keyboard and login using it. For the time being, I'm just trying to get it working with the laptop undocked (i.e. forget about external keyboards, USB hubs etc.). Starting from scratch (i.e. fingerprints cleared in both Windows and the BIOS, and the external USB NOT plugged in), I setup the internal fingerprint reader, add prints, and am able login with no problem. When I plug in the external reader, drivers install just fine.  I enrolled a different finger, and was able to login just fine. However, when I unplug the external USB reader, I am never able to get the internal reader working again.  With the external unplugged and after a full restart, the internal will still not let me log in: the fingerprint option doesn?t even show up at the Windows login screen. The only way I can get the internal working again is by plugging the external in again (so that it appears in Device Manager), uninstalling both fingerprint devices (just uninstalling the external USB does not work), restarting the computer, and reenrolling my fingerprint using the internal. I know there is an option in the BIOS to just use the internal re... Read more

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hello everyone. i have 3 pcs in my home. one is mine, one is my elder brother's and one is my younger brother's. we all use google chroom and happy with that. but suddenly it crashes on my pc, and then my pc always get halted whenever i start google chroom. and at the end, my pc dont give response, whetehr i start chroom or not. then i reinstall my windows, i am using win7 now. and again when i instal new copy of google chroom, my pc again halted. i have tried many times to reinstall chroom. but evey time my pc halted on launching chroom. where as it runs very fine on other two pcs. i dont know why it is having problem on my pc. i am using IE9, Firefox, Opera, Safari. they all are working fine on my pc. but chroom make my pc halted when ever i launch it.

can any one help me why is it so?

A:Google Chrome crashed

I used google Chrome all the time as well but i do not experience like that. With Mozilla firefox, sometimes yes.. but with Chrome, it did not happen to met yet. I am wondering what could be the reason for that

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Our Google Chrome Browser closed very frequently with the message CHROME Crashed, I removed & installed, however the same message and problem coming.
Can any one help me

A:Google Chrome crashed

Chrome may be experiencing a conflict with software on your computer. Check out the information and suggestions from Chrome Support for the Crash message.

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For about a week my little cousin has been using my laptop and now when I use google chrome, it takes a bit longer to load up and when it does my CPU meter goes up to 75% and more. however my ram usage stays the same. The home page, google . com, loads up quite slowly but I cannot use any other website.And once in a while a dialog box will pop up saying that google chrome crashed and needs to reboot. but when it does the same thing happens again. The weird thing is that the incognito feature allows me to use google chrome perfectly as if nothing is wrong.

So im guessing its a setting that incognito blocks or something but I have no idea what to look for.

A:Google Chrome crashed. CPU at 75%+

Hi skinder056,

Do other browsers such has Internet Explorer(IE) work fine? Try scanning your computer for any viruses/spyware in safe mode. Also, clear the temp folders using a good program called "CCleaner". Hope everything works out well for you.

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So I'm trying out the chromecast device to hopefully eliminate having to move my laptop across the room and connect it via hdmi every night to watch movies on my tv screen. In windows 7 I could just drag the file into a new chrome page and it would open the file which could then be cast. Now when I drag a movie file into chrome it creates a download window in the bottom of chrome like any other file download, and then if I open it from that it just opens my default video player and plays the movie file. Does anyone know of a way to view local video files in chrome browser like you could in windows 7? Thanks for any suggestions!!!

A:viewing local video files in chrome no longer works?

Wow no suggestions yet? Anyways still kinda wondering what the deal is with it, havn't resolved it yet. Was really hoping someone has figured it out because it's kind of annoying to not be able to watch videos wirelessly, the cast feature built into win10 is terribly buggy on my machine at least.

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I Try to Solve Follow This Stop the Shockwave Flash Chrome crash | PCWorld But Not Working

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A:My Google Chrome Keep Shoackwave Crashed

Try disabling Pepper Flash only.

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Hi there ,
one week ago i picked out my windows 8.1 core edition and it has been going pretty well but today i had that system hang with no BSOD that happened during watching a video on Youtube using Google chrome and after restarting the system forcibly no error message came up unlike windows 7.

how can i fix the problem and how can i report it to Microsoft

i gotta say i'm little disappointed with the "being genuine" thing

any help guys will be appreciated

A:crashed Windows 8.1 during google chrome

Reporting it to Microsoft to help? ehhh not so much.

Following what Brink shows to do: The golden ticket.

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I continue to receive this error after uninstalling and reinstalling Chrome, running SCANNOW and creating a new profile (as Google suggested).
Can't see where to go from here.      Most forums suggest a conflict with new software loaded but nothing new has beed added.
I use Google Apps for business, big headache.  Screenshot of error attached.
I'm out of avenues to pursue, any new ideas are appreciated!

A:Whoa! Google Chrome has crashed. Relaunch Now?

Take a look at browser add-ons installed...remove all, then reset or reinstall browser.
Of course...there are other browsers and the lack of problems with other browsers would reinsfoce the concept that it's a Chrome problem, IMO.
From what I see...Google Apps supports the use of other browsers, including IE 11.

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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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I am using win 8.1 (fully updated) and used to have working fingerprint logon. Now it stopped working. Suddenly I can not use Lenovo Fingerprint Manager Pro (V 8.01.42(x64)) anymore. Whenever I try to start the application, it asks me for my Windows password, but then responds - "The device is not connected to the computer. Please insert the authentication device." OTH, in the device manager, under Biometric devices, I see Synaptics FP Sensors (WBF) (PID=0017) Also windows fingerprint sign-in option is greyed out. Any hints, what can I check?


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A:Fingerprint manager pro no longer recognizing fingerprint sensor (T440s)

Try this:
1.  reboot and then press F1 at "Lenovo" logo to enter BIOS setup
2.  Change to "Security" menu
3.  change to "Fingerprint" item
4.  Choose the option for "Reset Fingerprint Data" - what happens?
5.  Press F10 to save and exit
6.  Try to enroll fingers again - what happens?

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do not know how to revive the lost data and checked for suspicious malware also.
DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_x86
Internet Explorer: 11.0.9600.17344  BrowserJavaVersion: 10.67.2
Run by Administrator at 14:50:17 on 2014-10-24
Microsoft Windows 7 Professional   6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.1976.1079 [GMT 5.5:30]
AV: Microsoft Security Essentials *Enabled/Updated* {4F35CFC4-45A3-FC37-EF17-759A02E39AB1}
SP: Microsoft Security Essentials *Enabled/Updated* {F4542E20-6399-F3B9-D5A7-4EE87964D00C}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Outdated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
============== Running Processes ================
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\MsMpEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Malwarebytes Anti-Malware\mbamscheduler.exe
C:\Program Files\Malwarebytes Anti-Malware\mbamservice.exe
C:\Program Files\Vodafone\Vodafone Mobile Broadband\Bin\VmbService.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\NisSrv.exe
C:\Program Files\Malwarebytes Anti-Malware\mbam.exe
C:\Program Files\Alfa Programs\Alfa Autorun Killer 3.0\Alfa Autorun Killer 3.exe
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A:google chrome crashed and system running slow

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Hi,I was watching a stream on twitch.tv, it was working perfectly fine.. untill the crash report came, since then i cant watch streams without getting shockwave crash reports. I have tried uninstalling and installing the flash. I also have the latest version for chrome. Windows 7 (32-bit) Help would be appreciated.Thanks, ilovramen12Edit: Moved topic from Windows 7 to the more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

A:Google Chrome The following plug-in has crashed : Shockwave Flash

Nevermind, it crashed again :/

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I looked this up and went through the fixes at howtogeek.com but I could not find the issue.  I was trying to view this websites videos:  http://comediansincarsgettingcoffee.com/seth-meyers-really
Any help would be great, you can view my setup below.  I might have to go to the dreaded firefox and try it out.
I definitely don't have two Adobe Flashes installed that I can see after clicking on the + in the upper right hand corner.
Perhaps this is a Linux issue, please take a look at this:  http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/?no_redirect
I have Adobe Flash Player - Version:, perhaps this is not supported anymore but is updating because of google chrome.  I almost posted this in the Linux section but here I am hoping for the best lol.

A:Shockwave Flash has crashed warning, Google Chrome

Thought I would add some more info.  Also, my Google Chrome is up to date, Version 38.0.2125.111:
Adobe Flash Player - Version:
Shockwave Flash 15.0 r0

Name: Shockwave Flash
Description: Shockwave Flash 15.0 r0
Location: /opt/google/chrome/PepperFlash/libpepflashplayer.so
Type: PPAPI (out-of-process)
MIME types: MIME type Description File extensions application/x-shockwave-flash Shockwave Flash .swf application/futuresplash FutureSplash Player .spl
This post was interesting:  http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?p=883068#p883068

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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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For some reason, when I use Google Chrome, it won't let me click on any web pages. I use a screen reader and the keyboard exclusively. I can press alt + d to go to the address bar and type the URL and it works fine, but then when I press enter on a link, it just sits there and Jaws goes to the top of the page. How do i get this browser to work?

A:Using Google Chrome with a screen reader

Hello -Do you only have the problem in Google Chrome, or with other browsers also, like Internet Explorer or Firefox etc. ??Thank You -

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Can someone help me? I had a google chrome page with apps as my homepage, then they got a search engine, and it disappeared form my computer. The Google Chrome app store says it's still there, all my apps and setting are there, just not my page. Where could it be, or what could be the link?

A:My Google Chrome Page is no longer available

Open a new blank window in Chrome, then click the arrow on the right of the screen to switch to your apps page.

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I have an old 2005 E machine T5082 running Windows Vista Google Chrome is no longer supported with Vista ? FF is Lunascape is, opera is, IE9 is, why is google trying to force me to get a new operating system? or are they even trying to do that?

For what I do I could really run XP SP3 if I wanted to, but vista is just too easey

A:Google Chrome no longer supported?

Chrome has not been updated for Windows Vista for almost a year now.


Windows Vista is also no longer supported and it is advised to upgrade to Windows 7, 8, or 10.

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If you?re anything like 99% of everybody, you have some sort of PDF viewing software installed on your PC?but did you realize that you can use Google Chrome to view PDFs from your PC? It?s easy!
We?re showing off how to do this in Windows, but theoretically it would work for OS X or Linux as well. If you?ve tried it, let us know in the comments.


A:How to Use Google Chrome as Your Default PDF Reader (the Easy Way)

Very cool! I was using Foxit, but this is way better for my use.

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Hey all.
I have a strange problem that started happening a few days ago (can not remember specifically when).
So basically no external program/app that contain links that should open a web browser, for instance when you right click your desktop, choose personalise then choose 'get more themes online'... nothing happens. In my email client, links no longer open a new tab in chrome (set as my default browser) etc.
I am sure this worked before, but cannot be certain.
Anyone have any ideas on what I can do to solve this irritating issue?

Thanks in advance. 

A:Links no longer opening google chrome

Can I assume that all of the usual things are correct? OS current, security program up to date and scan clean, rebooted at least twice during updates and scanning - just the normal things.

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I've just installed one of the compulsory updates and google chrome has become really annoying. While it appears as one of the tabs on the bottom of the screen of the desktop, when I click on it, it takes me away from the desktop and I have to click on the windows icon button to go back which is infuriating! And any time I mover my mouse up to the top of the screen to change tabs this black band comes down and hovers over them so I can't access them. It's making everything incredibly slow! Does anyone know how I can get it to go back to how it was before?

A:Google chrome no longer usable with the desktop

Hello translator82,

See if this may help to toggle Chrome back to desktop mode.

Chrome Browser - Toggle Between Desktop and Windows 8 Mode

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 fingerprint reader doesnot permit enrollment for built in adminsitrator account in windows 7Please help me how to acces the fingerprint reader feature with administrator account.

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Like many on here I had the Good redirect problem and after a couple days I can access anything after booting into Windows. The screen appears normal, but no applications are running and I cant access the internet, or even click anything.

I have gone into safemode, but no anti-virus programs will run. I have also tried to restore to an earlier time, but it restricts me from starting the process. I'm currently on a friends laptop so I don't have much time, and am limited in what I can say. If you have any suggestions it would be much appreciated. I will check back whenever I can get on. Thanks.

A:Google Redirect + Virus = Windows no longer works.

Windows appears to be function again somehow. I will attempt to try some of these other fixes now that I have access to the internet.

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Hey, I'm struggling to find anything to remove this fake app attack virus thing. I don't know what site I got it from and I have tried numerous full system scans and searching online for help. I came across this site and was wondering if anyone would be able to help me out.
Processor: Intel® Core™ i3-2350M CPU @ 2.30GHz 2.30GHz
RAM: 8.00GB (7.89 GB usable)
System type: 64-bit Operating System
couldn't tell you anymore than that I am afraid.
I saw this thread http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/519643/firefox-crashes-norton-fake-app-attack-misleading-application-file-download-3/ and was wondering if I did the same thing would it work?

A:Google Chrome crashed -Fake App Attack: Misleading Application File Download 3

Hello -
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This morning www.gmail.com would no longer load for me on my work computer. It was working fine in the morning and stopped somewhere after 10a. Our work uses gmail so I know it wasn't blocked intentionally. It does not seem to load in IE 8 or Firefox 3.5.3. I also just downloaded Google Chrome and it would not load there either.

The weird part is that my co-workers computer is able to load Gmail. I've tried re-setting the router. I've done a clear cache, and also a friend suggested I do this through the command prompt which I did.

I also called RCN (our cable service provider) and they had me do a winsock reset via command prompt but that did not fix the problem. They said they couldn't help me trouble shoot any further.

I have AVS Antivirus 8.5.421 installed and didn't see anything being "blocked" under advanced settings.

Can anyone help me fix this? Many thanks in advance...

A:Gmail no longer loading in IE8, Firefox or Google Chrome

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Good day,
Got my new and shiny E7470, but there is some trouble in paradise.
Is there a way to improve fingerprint reader? This thing is complete <profanity>. Half of the time it does not recognize the finger and when it recognized, it just takes too long. Updated all drivers and software to the latest, as per dell support suggestion. Still <profanity> :D My old Vostro 3350 FP reader works better in any case.
And the second question is, can the nfc read tags? Installed a couple of programs from windows store, but they do not show the tags info. When the sound is on and I place a tag on the reader, there is chime and that is all. Device manager shows, that device is active and working without problems.
NFC card should be Mifare Plus.

A:How to improve fingerprint reader and can the nfc reader read tags? e7470

Received my E7470 few days ago same exact problem. Go to Dell Support website download and reinstall the Chipset Drivers ,A01
Seems there is problem after updating the ControlVault driver. This fixed my issue.

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For some reason, my Firefox is working fine, however any other way I have of connecting to the Internet does not seem to be working. Explorer and Google Chrome don't connect to anything. My iTunes won't even connect to the iTunes store or download podcasts.

I'm not quite sure what's going on, since it's not a total Internet blackout and Firefox works rather smoothly. Anyone have any ideas?

I'm running WinXP with Road Runner as my ISP. I've tried unplugging the cable modem, reparing my network connection. I'm afraid I'm not very smart about network connections and the like.

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Yesterday I tried to install Windows 7 Release Candidate in a new partition. My first task was to create a partition for it (20 gigs). I tried to use Partition Magic, but it kept failing with error 983. I looked a lots of thread which suggested running chkdsk -f.
I did this and some strange stuff happend.....!
Since then I cannot run IE or Firefox, but Google chrome works.
Also lots of services fail to start. They come up with Error 1068.
Also my email client wont download emails (outlook 2007). I assume this is because the service it needs won't start.
I've tried doing a system restore but it won't let me... I assume the service it needs can't start either.
I tried going to Microsoft's site to do a registry check but their tools only let you access if your using IE, and it won't run....!

All very frustrating....!!!!

Current OS is Windows XP service Pack3
Please HELP....!

A:IE & Firefox Not working BUT Google Chrome works

Hi and welcome to TSG.
Have you tried reinstalling IE?

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