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Anyone worked with AuthenTec Fingerprint Sensors?

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Jan 17, 2004
Pyeongtaek, South Korea
I have a notebook with an AuthenTec AES3500 finger print sensor installed. It's connected internally via the USB hub I think. I was wondering if anyone has had any experience working with these because I'm having some problems with mine.

When I first installed Windows on this machine, I used the sensor's software utility to initialize it to serve as a BIOS password. i.e. It had to scan the right fingerprint to boot into Windows. But, later I changed harddrives and installed a new OS on another hard drive without first disabling the sensor. So, now I can't initialize to serve as a BIOS passowrd becuase it's configured under the old partition which is long gone. I'm assuming it's tamper resistant, so that's why it won't "re-flash" itself under another OS installation otherwise anyone could just install a new windows partition to gain access to the files, know what I mean? Each Windows install probably creates a unique key that is flashed into the sensor's bios chip. Basically I'm wondering if there's some manufacurer's bios clearing utility for this sensor so I can start using it again. I don't know if this is making sense, but for those who have worked with these before, if you don't get it, just ask me questions. Thanks in advance. :)