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Please help. My hp dc7700 when i boot it, it just starts counting the memory up to 2040MB and then shows Smart card Authentication Smart card reader not present.

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Did you buy it like that>? locked out. or just happened one day.
did kids play with it, if it just happened.
we can't guess the full story, and matters on all security features.

must be a stolen PC.? as he refuses to answer simple questions. (history)
the smart card read is just for that to block anyone stealing PC from gaining access to it.

that is IT'S PURPOSE. !!
this has nothing to do with WINDOZ
it is BIOS feature, and if you cant get to BIOS
only the maker can help you.
is the maker
they have forum and contact number, fixya is not FIXYA has no back door, security unlock methods or tools and are all IIllegall now.
good luck unlocking it, call HP.
HP designed, made it and sold it and SUPPORT IT.

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Whats the windows os version? if you can go to bios settings then you can disable the Smart card Authentication.

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Testimonial: "Windows 7 But the problem is that i can not even boot to windows. It only counts memory and finally comes with a blue screen saying SMART CARD AUTHENTICATION SMART CARD NOT FOUND"


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that means your BIOS has this feature/option, mine does not.
and when you see that error it tells you , your BIOS has the lock feature, and in your BIOS you can turn it off. FOR SURE.

the free service manual covers this. lost that?
RTM read the manual, it's free 100% to read.

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