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07-02-2009 10:46 PM
Recently I've upgraded my HP HDX16 model from Windows Vista Home to Windows Vista Ultimate (rather did a "fresh install" upgrade.) Ever since then, I've been getting a handful of drivers gone undetected in the device manager. Keep in mind that out of the box, all of the computer's peripherals worked as they should.
I've downloaded every driver from the HP drivers site, and these drivers remain undetected. This brought me to the relization that I might have to do a destructive reinstallation of my OS, back to Vista Home edition. This would render Vista Ultimate entirely a waste. Very agitating indeed. I contacted an HP representitve, and he identified my issue: The drivers preinstalled on the computer are tailored to the Windows Vista Home that came pre installed onto my computer. However, he could not help me fix the problem.
As a last resort, I've tried a program called Driver Genius to back up a friend's computer's (who purched the same exact model, with Vista Ultimate pre installed,) drivers. This fixed a lot of the unknown devices,but I am still left with three unknowns.I am absolutely positive that one is the fingerprint reader. It refuses to be detected on start up, and when digital persona personal is installing.
Here's the run down on the three unknowns:
Location: on PCI standard ISA bridge
Location: on Microsoft ACPI-Complaint System
I've tried Installing DigitalPersona.
I've tried reinstalling Digital Persona.
I've tried repairing Digital Persona.
I've tried preforming a clean install of Digital Persona (uninstall, restart, reinstall.)
I've tried reinstalling Windows Vista Ultimate.
I've tried salvaging drivers from the same model of computer (with pre-isntalled Ultimate.)
Any help on detecting the identifying / detecting / providing information on where to install the drivers would be a huge help.
Thanks in advance if you think you can save me from downgrading back to home.
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07-03-2009 07:41 AM - last edited on 02-20-2017 01:33 PM by OscarFuentes
Go to Control Panel -> System -> Hardware -> Devices Manager
Click with right button of Your mouse on each yellow sign and choose properties. Then go to bottom details and paste here device id. This way we will know what it is.
Write down also Your p/n number which is under Your computer and looks like this.
07-03-2009 11:38 AM
Ene Cir Receiver here
ProtectSmart Hard Drive Protection here
Validity Fingerprint Sensor here
08-11-2009 12:06 PM
Hi, I have same problem with unnown device for my HP Pavilion dv7 1195er,p/n FW849EA#ACB,s/n CND84319VF,it's still after installing windows 7,
kod next: USB\VID_138A&PID_0001&REV_0372 ; USB\VID_138A&PID_0001
can you help me ? fanks
08-11-2009 12:38 PM - edited 08-11-2009 12:39 PM
It's Validity Fingerprint Sensor, but for now there isn't driver for Windows 7.
08-20-2009 05:11 PM
Thanks to the previous links, I was able to get this working on Windows 7. After installing the standard DigitalPersona, I installed the latest afterward from here:
Then I installed the Validity Fingerprint Sensor driver from the link above and voila! I hope this helps. 🙂
01-07-2010 07:09 PM
The link is broken, do you have any idea where to find the driver?
I upgraded from Vista home x64 to Win7 x64 and it won't detect my reader. I have the version 4.11.3826 of DigitalPersona Personal and the validity sensor driver is completely up to date.
We're just gonna have to wait aren't we. Posted on Dec 16 '09 from validity it basically says it's a demo for End Users or Developers but it's not a final anything. I've not tested it but here's the link... http://www.validityinc.com/post.aspx?id=186