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Can't use Fingerprint Reader from Bios-Boot

Hi!
I installed Vista Ultimate x64 on my Lenovo X200 Tablet.
But there is a strange problem with the fingerprint reader. In Windows, the fpr works fine.
But i also want to use it from the bios. So that i don't have to enter a password.

So i enabled this features in the fingerprint software under windows and added some fingerprints for startup.
But it do not work. The X200 is from booting up only aksing for password! No message about fingerprint.
In Bios, predesktop authentification is enabled.

Is there anything i could do?

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Re: Can't use Fingerprint Reader from Bios-Boot

ConiKost, welcome to the forum,

 

have you created BIOS passwords? If I remember rightly, haven't done it for a while, after changing the settings in FP SW you need to shut the system down, not restart, then turn it on again. You will then be required to enter the BIOS passwords and fingerprint in order that they can be associated with each other at the BIOS level.

 

Hope this helps

Andy  


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Re: Can't use Fingerprint Reader from Bios-Boot

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Hi Andy!

I tried your solution, but it didn't help :smileysad:

There is still no fpr before windows :smileysad:

 

Conrad

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Re: Can't use Fingerprint Reader from Bios-Boot

Nobody an Idea? :smileysad:
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Re: Can't use Fingerprint Reader from Bios-Boot

The x64 Version of F´ingerprint Reader is unable to set this. If I installa a 32-Bit Version and 32-Bit Version of Fingerprint Reader. i am able to get the FPR working from Bios.

So Problem solved :smileyvery-happy: 

 

 

 

 

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Re: Can't use Fingerprint Reader from Bios-Boot

Is there any Solution for an x64 system available? Getting the same problem after disabling the bios password after the bios upgrade to 3.0 with the not-booting-problem. Since then i cant enable Fingerprint boot.

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Re: Can't use Fingerprint Reader from Bios-Boot

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I'm having the same problem with the Vista X64.  I was going to try to install the 32-bit version of the fingerprint software, but it refuses to install on a 64-bit system.  I spent the last two days on the phone with Lenovo, and after elevating my case to engineering, they were still unable to help me.  The best thing they could do is tell me to reinstall windows.  In fact, they said they have never heard of this problem before.  I guess nobody reads the forums. 

 

I would have thought there would at least be some sort of firmware update for the fingerprint reader like there has been in the past.  In fact, it appears the fingerprint reader uses USB as it's interface.  I wonder if it is something with the BIOS recognizing USB devices at startup... If anybody has a solution, it would be great to hear.

 

X200t 7448CTO

BIOS 3.06

 

EDIT: I installed a 32-bit version of vista on a spare hard disk with the 32-bit version of the fingerprint reader software, and behold it worked without a problem.  Not exactly an ideal solution, but it works... now it would be much easier if Lenovo just fixed it.

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Can't use Fingerprint Reader from Bios-Boot