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So I have a user that got sick of a fingerprint login and decided to disable it.  Now his T60p is not bootable into Windows.  It boots only into Rescue and Recovery.  Tries F8 during the boot hoping to get to last knowd good but still get into rescue and recovery.  
Any had this before?
Please advice
Thank you.
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by:warturtle
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Yes, I've had the fingerprint reader on my office laptop before but it was already disabled when I received it. You might want to take a backup of all important stuff first of all before trying anything new. That can be done with Knoppix Linux (www.knoppix.net), download the ISO file, burn as image on a CD and boot using that CD. Backup all important stuff into an external USB drive.
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Yeah good idea, I had backup of the data prior him messing with the machine.  I am hoping to fix it though instead of reinstalling the whole thing.
Thank you though.
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Good. Something else that we can do is to create an Ultimate Boot CD for Windows and use that to boot the machine. Then using the registry editor on the CD, we can disable fingerprint reader software from startup. That might help us atleast start the PC and then we can take it from there.

Goto www.ubcd4win.com and create the CD using the instructions on http://www.ubcd4win.com/howto.htm.
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I  actually have this CD and booting up right now.  Let me see what I can do.
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Looks like problem has been resolved, thats good! and thanks for the points.
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