I installed the Dell ControlVault Driver and upgraded the firmware on Windows 7 64, but the fingerprint reader device still missing.
The broadcom fingerprint management application (FMA) says: "Unable to detect biometric fingerprint sensor unit."
In Control Panel\Hardware and Sound\Biometric Devices says: "Windows did not find any biometric devices on this computer."
I have checked the BIOS looking for options to enable the device, but there wasn't any.
Does anybody have a solution for this problem?
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I have this exact same problem on Windows 8.1 on this machine. I have replaced the motherboard, the reader itself, etc with no luck. I have spent more than 20+ hours on this issue with support and it is not resolved.
Actually I found the source of the problem. Someone stupid forgot to connect the smart card reader and fingerprint sensor back to the main-board. With the help from the Owner's Manual I put the wires back, after that a new Sensor device appeared on Windows and now it works as it have to.
So the control vault is a totally different device, then the fingerprint sensor. In order to use it, you should see both the vault and the sensor on the Device Manager list.
@RSHULTZ In your case I think the problem is software related. I installed the Dell Data Protection on Windows 7 which is an all in one package including drivers, control vault etc. But for Windows 8.1 I did not see this in the downloads page. Weird. Maybe you can use the one issued for Windows 8.
Without the ControlVault driver, it shows a Broadcom USH device with a splat. Then if I run the DDP like you talked about, it installs the device as a w/o Finger Print Sensor and the device is no longer splatted. I am not sure that it is software related. I have had everything replaced except for the USH. I did not realize that it was something not rolled into the motherboard. You reminded me of the manual...RTF...and found that the USH was a separate module. They have not replaced this at this point to my knowledge. I will bring this up with support now and see what happens.
Thanks for reminding me to think...