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stephenjvb
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I can't disable the fringerprint software on startup on my T61

I have disabled the fingerprint software and the power up password in the bios. I have rebooted and checked it. The screen indicates both are disabled. However when I powerup the xp startup screen appears, then a box with a fingerprint graphic and the message "please logon to enroll your fingerprints. Or press Ctrl-Alt_Delete to login using a password.

 

When I press Ctrl-Alt-Del sometimes I det the windows login screen. Since I have no password pushing Return allows me to use my machine. However, this is a bother and sometimes Ctrl-Alt-Delete is ignored and I have to power down and start over.

 

This is type 7661-D28 S/N L3-xxxxx 08/09

 

Any Ideas?

 

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Re: I can't disable the fringerprint software on startup on my T61

Hello,

 

It's been many years since I have used Microsoft Windows XP, but have you tried pressing the Escape key when the fingerprint scanning option is displayed and switching to logging in as a user clicking on the account picture and typing in the account's password?

 

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Aryeh Goretsky

 



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stephenjvb
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Re: I can't disable the fringerprint software on startup on my T61

My issue is that I don't see why I should have two new screens to startup. It's not that big a deal but a bother. I don't understand why the fingerprint screen appears in the first place, as fingerprint identification is disabled in the BIOS.  This strarted wirh a warrenty replacement laptop. My old laptop didn't do this.

 

I was hoping that someone knew a simple fix so the laptop would simply startup and be useable without two additional screens. I'm also a witsy worried that this problem may soon manifest itself in other less benign ways.

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Re: I can't disable the fringerprint software on startup on my T61

It's been a while for me too running XP, but have you deleted the fingerscans data from inside the fingerprint application?

 

In Win7 there is a flag saying "Show at startup" (or similar), if the XP version has it somewhere too then try deactivating it as well.

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Re: I can't disable the fringerprint software on startup on my T61

Hello,


Perhaps instead of just disabling the fingerprint  scanning software it needs to be completely uninstalled from the system? 

 

Regards,

 

Aryeh Goretsky

 



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stephenjvb
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Re: I can't disable the fringerprint software on startup on my T61

thanks - I didn't realize there was a seperate fingerprint program. It had options for a fingerprint startup screen. I changed it to a windows logon screen. Now I get a windows logon screen that forces me to enter Ctrl-Alt_Del to start up. The screen says this is necessary to keep my computer secure. It never has been necessary before not necessary on my other systems. I guess it is just another windows thing. Microsoft does add an element of whimsy to simple operating systems.

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Re: I can't disable the fringerprint software on startup on my T61

Hello,

 

I don't have a computer running Microsoft Windows XP handy, but I believe if you run the Local Users and Groups Manager (filename: LUSRMGR.MSC) there is an option to change the behavior of how users log on to Windows.  You might be able to disable the Ctrl+Alt+Del requirement from there.

 

Regards,

 

Aryeh Goretsky

 



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