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only one node of the IR camera is working

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i have the envy x360 laptop and recently when i try to login with windows hello only one IR node keeps flashing and the other node doesn't work. needless to say once the other node went dead windows hello isn't logging in as effortlessly as it was before. Please help 

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only one node of the IR camera is working

Hey there! @ahmedelshater,


Were there any recent windows update on the PC?


Please share the product number of the PC to assist you better.


Try the steps recommended below.


Turn off Fast Startup


Type power options in the Search box, and open Power Options
Select Choose what the power buttons do
Click on Change settings that are currently unavailable
Uncheck the checkbox next to Fast Startup


Reinstall Windows Hello drivers


Update the IR Camera driver using this link. Click Here


Run Windows 10 Troubleshooter


Go to Search, type troubleshooting, and open Troubleshooting
Go to Hardware & sound section of the troubleshooter
Now, click on Hardware & devices
The troubleshooter will start, so wait for the process to finish, and follow further on-screen instructions
If the troubleshooter found a problem with Windows Hello, it will automatically fix it
Restart your computer.


Also, try the steps recommended below.


Step 1. Use the Windows shortcut keys Win + R to launch the Run.

Step 2. Type “gpedit.msc” and then hit the Enter.

Step 3. Expand Computer Configuration and then go to Administrative Templates -> Windows Components –> Biometrics.

Step 4. Double-click it and then open the Allow the use of biometrics setting.

Step 5. Tick the Enabled option.

Step 6. Click the Apply and then OK.

Step 7. Apply the modification one more time to the Allow users to log on using biometrics setting.

Step 8. Restart your computer and let the modification take effect.


Reset Facial Recognition and/or Fingerprint Options
Step 1. Press Windows key + I to open Settings.

Step 2. Under the Accounts menu, select Sign-In.

Step 3. Locate Fingerprint or Facial Recognition options and click Remove under them.

Step 4. Choose Get Started and then follow the on-screen instructions to reset Fingerprint and Facial Recognition.

Step 5. Reboot your computer to check whether this reset helps to troubleshoot unresponsive Windows Hello functionality.


If the issue still persists try updating the drivers using HP support assistant.


Refer this article to know more information about using the HP support assistant.


Let me know if this helps! 


I hope you have a great day! 🙂


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