Windows 10: Windows Hello Fingerprint

Discus and support Windows Hello Fingerprint in Windows Hello & Lockscreen to solve the problem; I'm getting the error, "We couldn't find a fingerprint scanner compatible with Windows Hello Fingerprint." I've opened the driver under Biometric... Discussion in 'Windows Hello & Lockscreen' started by Huntsman-DMR, May 3, 2020.

  1. Windows Hello Fingerprint


    I'm getting the error, "We couldn't find a fingerprint scanner compatible with Windows Hello Fingerprint."


    I've opened the driver under Biometric Devices in the Device manager it has a yellow triangle icon with a "!" in the center of the icon.


    I right clicked it to view it's properties and under the general tab it says, "Windows cannot start this hardware device because its configuration information in the registry is incomplete or damaged. Code 19."


    When clicking to search the internet for the updated driver it says I have the most up to date driver.


    Obviously my fingerprint scanner is not working.


    Thanks in advance for any help :.

    :)
     
    Huntsman-DMR, May 3, 2020
    #1
  2. Nikhar_K Win User

    Windows Hello Fingerprint issue

    Hi Rajesh,



    Thank you for writing to Microsoft Community Forums.



    We understand that you are unable to use Windows Hello Fingerprint to sign in to Windows. It would be great if you can reply with the details requested below:



    • When you say, “I am not getting the option to log-in into windows using fingerprint.” What login options do you see on the login screen?
    • What happens when you try to use the Windows Hello Fingerprint scanner to login to Windows?
    • Were you able to use the Windows Hello Fingerprint to login to Windows earlier?


    Ideally, on the login screen, you will see Sign-in options that allows you to use different sign-in methods to login to Windows.



    As you have mentioned that you are able to use the Fingerprint scanner on websites, I would suggest you to refer the steps mentioned below and see if that helps:



    1. On the login screen, click on Sign-in options.
    2. Click on the Fingerprint icon, scan the Fingerprint, and see if you are able to sign in.


    Refer the screenshot below:




    Windows Hello Fingerprint fc087693-5104-47d8-960f-4d6097885918?upload=true.jpg




    If the issue persists, try removing the Fingerprint and add it again. Refer the steps mentioned below:



    1. Press Windows key + I, to open
      Settings
      .
    2. Click on Accounts and click on
      Sign-in options
      on the left pane.
    3. Now, click on Windows Hello Fingerprint and click on
      Remove.
    4. Follow the on-screen instructions to remove the Fingerprint.
    5. Once done, click on Set up and follow the on-screen instructions to add the Fingerprint.


    Let us know how it goes.



    Regards,

    Nikhar Khare

    Microsoft Community - Moderator
     
    Nikhar_K, May 3, 2020
    #2
  3. Windows Hello Fingerprint not working

    This is still not working after doing all those steps, please help after the Windows update it stopped working and it says the following : we couldn't find a fingerprint scanner compatible with windows hello fingerprint.

    After taking all the steps you suggested on here it says i have the latest update.
     
    MildredMorales2, May 3, 2020
    #3
  4. Windows Hello Fingerprint

    Windows Hello Fingerprint issue

    Hi Nikhar,

    Thanks for the reply.

    Yesterday I had a chat discussion with one of the Microsoft tech agents. After much troubleshooting and hit and try, some issues got fixed.

    I use HP Client Security for fingerprint login. There I also created 'spare key' which was preventing Windows to show fingerprint login option. When I removed spare key option, I got back the fingerprint login option for me.

    Thanks & regards,

    Rajesh Pathak
     
    RajeshfromIndia, May 3, 2020
    #4
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