The Biometric Fingerprint device on my HP Pavilion dv6 laptop is not working. I get the message:
1. The Fingerprint reader is not detected (during start up prior to logging in). 2. Windows did not find any biometric devices on this computer ( when I checked via Control Panel).
I went into this challenge when I reinstalled my windows 7 o/s after I realised I had some corrupted files and so could not install an HP printer on my computer. Unfortunately I did not have the original restoration file so I had to do reformating and reinstallation of the o/s.
Just logged on to dell's driver site. WOW, new drivers dated yesterday for fingerprint. Finally i'm getting native windows 7 bio support for my M4400. Downloaded and installed.
No, nothing, nada, shaite. Still no support. This is ugly. Just read online that Dell listens and now you can get Inspiron 10 with Moblin. What about business users that scream for native bio support for latitude and precisions. Dell needs to shape up on this point.
I had this problem with my hp pavilion dv6-6b54er entertainment notebook pc. I got the new windows 8.1 64-bit and i lost all my drivers i restored most of them except for the biometric device driver. My bsi sensor wont even lit or flash
When u get to the device manager there is an unknown driver instead, also i cant the biometric devices is missing from the control panel.
Trying to get rid of these questionably useful programs -- but I don't see entries for them in add/remove programs in the control panel (or for any of the other useless VAIO software packages that come on OEM machines sans "fresh start")
Because of a virus, I recently had to reinstall Windows 7 Professional 64-bit. I have gotten everything else working except the fingerprint reader.I have installed the Validity Fingerprint Reader driver from the Dell Support site. The fingerprint reader shows up in the Device Manager. However, the Biometric Devices applet doesn't appear in the Control Panel.
I tried letting Windows update detect the fingerprint reader. It installed a driver for a Synaptics device. This was enough to get the Biometric Devices applet to appear in the Control Panel. However, when I tried to configure the fingerprint reader, I got an error saying no fingerprint management software was installed. I have seen lots of posts online directing me to validityinc.com for drivers or the DigitalPersona software, but Validity Inc. seems to have gone out of business. The DigitalPersona software is available on the Dell Support site for my service tag.
I have even tried installing the Windows 8 Validity Sensor Driver for my laptop, but though it successfully installs, it produces the same results.
I tried to create a document on the MS Word 2007 that came with my Acer TravelMate 5720 - XP, Office 2007. The completed docu was saved to My Documents. When I went to My Documents to open the file, the icon contained a red bar, was labeled as encrypted, and would not open. I tried saving another - same result. The Notepad documents I save are fine but the Excel files are encrypted too. When I try to open the encrypted Word.docx file, an Acer window pops up titled Acer eData Security Management and says "System setup must be completed before you can use Acer eData Security Management. Please click "Next" to start the setup." Apparently I have turned on the Acer eData Security Management system somehow. I am not interested in using the Acer eData Security Management. It would be easy to remove the program but then it would not be available should I ever decide differently. Any ideas any one would care to offer about how I may have accomplished turning on the Acer eData Security Management system, and most importantly, how do I turn it back off,
Now that laptop sales has surpassed those of desk tops, what are some ways to keep our laptops safe and secure from those nafarious individuals. How can we keep from becoming a statistic and make sure our valuable information less attractive to identity thieves.
So far, all I've done was add passwords to my user accounts. In addition, when I bought my system, it came preinstalled with NORTON security for 60 days--which is highly rated and easy to use. That make it most likely the security software I will purchase when the trial period runs out.
What are some of the other things we should know about; and what have you done so far to protect your valuable information and investment?
I'm planning on getting NIS 4 (Mac Edition) for my MBP, which now has Snow Leopard. My question is on if anyone has NIS installed and if any major problems occur for you when running it. I read the FAQ page on Symantec's website and it states that several portions of NIS do not function in SL, but wondering if it causes other compatibility issues.
I know that lots of people claim Mac's don't need security software but I'm one of those people that are a bit paranoid when it comes to online interactions, especially since I do quite a few purchases on the Internet.
When my Dell XPS 12 Ultrabook in in tablet mode and i wake it up, it asks me to press ctrl-alt-del or the Windows Security button. What/Where is the Windows Security Button? without it I have to open it to computer mode, press ctrl-alt-del to sign in and then convert back to tablet.
This is my first laptop with a fingerprint reader. I dont know much about them but would like to start using it. I cant find much documentation about it other than the Embassy Security Center software but there is a lot to that software (at least thats new to me).
Is this what I need to use for using the fingerprint or password for logging on my computer? What all are you people doing with yours?
My old xp laptop had a password for windows log on but that was much simpler to set.
Level of Importance: Urgent Dell highly recommends applying this update as soon as possible. The update contains changes to improve the reliability and availability of your Dell system.
Compatibility Latitude E4200 Latitude E4300 Latitude E6400 Latitude E6400 ATG Latitude E6500 Dell Precision Mobile WorkStation M2400 Dell Precision Mobile WorkStation M4400 Dell Precision Mobile WorkStation M6400
Fixes and Enhancements Changes in this release:
Fixes issues with some CAC and PIV smart cards being read incorrectly. Fixes issues with some Gemalto smart cards, including Gemalto .NET smart cards, being read incorrectly. Fixes issue where intermittently "Yellow Bangs" occur in Device Manager on "5880" device. Fixes issue where TPM key migration would fail when run from Delegated User accounts.
I've been playing around with my M6400 for a few days now and I was wondering if anyone could shed some light on the USH and ControlPoint?
I'm running Win XP Pro SP3 32bit and removed all the ControlPoint apps when I received my laptop. It's been running fine but I was wondering how and what I could use the USH for?
These may sound stupid but bear with me... 1. Is the USH the wireless card icon on the palm rest? 2. Is that wireless device compatible with any RFID cards or tags? 3. Do I have to use the Dell ControlPoint security manager to use it? 4. Is it worth installing this extraware
I've stayed away from McAfee and Norton for years, so I don't even know what an annual subscription to their virus definitions even costs anymore, BUT Dell's pushing a 1-year subscription McAfee subscription for $79, and 3-years for $99. Comparing the two makes the 3-year subscription look like a pretty good deal. Is it? Cnet seemed to like this latest release, but I don't know how much stock to put in that.
Is $99 for 3 years a good deal, and is McAfee Security Center even any good? Could I get a comparable deal buying/upgrading the subscription after purchasing the computer, or is getting it pre-installed on the Dell pretty much the only way to get it at that price?
I have a notebook HP ProBook 4340s. I have my Windows 8 damaged a little and I can't to recover it. As I bought the Notebook with preinstalled Windows 8 pro (licensing). And accidentally I damaged some files of operating system - so now I can't to refresh or to retrieve my operating system... I tryed sfc/scannow and other things but all was no use.I have a possibility to upgrade my Notebook up to Windows 8.1 and I hope this will solve all my troubles with an operating system I have now. But! Installing windows 8.1 they want me delete HP ProtectTools Security.
I have just been given a VAIO PCG8A2M (GRX316MP) , i was told "it's broken but if you can fix it yo can have it" so having a quick look at it there's no sign of life on the display but the lights come on and i can here the HDD heads moving about.
Looking a little more i found that all the ram is missing , so now im not sure if its worth buying some ram to see if it works or not ? The lack of ram would prob explain the lack of display but i wonder if i should be getting POST beeps at least, which im not.
So my question is if a VAIO had no ram should (if all else was working) it be getting POST beeps ?