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From: Sam Carleton (scarletonMILTONSTREET.COM)
Date: Thu May 23 2002 - 12:44:50 CDT
This is the latest corrispondance between the two of us, do you have any
GP> Please see the steps to recover smart card subsystem under
GP> Windows 2000. I did not check it under XP but I assume it
GP> would be compliant.
GP> * Go to Start> Run. In the 'Open:' line type: "Regsvr32
GP> C:\WinNT\System32\scardssp.dll" (no quotes). Hit 'OK'
GP> button. You should receive the message that the DLL was
GP> registered successfully.
GP> * Go again to Start> Run. In the 'Open: line type:
GP> "Scardsvr reinstall" (no quotes). Hit 'OK' Button.
GP> Now your smart card Subsystem is fixed and you
GP> should be able to use your PCSC Plug and Play reader
GP> with Windows 2000.
GP> As I mentioned this solution is for Windows 2000 and
GP> If it will not work for Windows XP... sorry, but you will
GP> have to install the OS again.
SC-:> When I try to register C:\WinNT\System32\scardssp.dll,
SC-:> I get this error:
SC-:> LoadLibrary("C:\WinNT\System32\scardssp.dll") failed -
SC-:> The specified module could not be found.
SC-:> It looked to me like I was missing a DLL. When I
SC-:> looked into it farther, I had all the DLL's, thus I
SC-:> tired opening up a command prompt and go to the
SC-:> system32 directory and then ran regsvr32 scardssp.dll
SC-:> and it worked fine.
SC-:> When I ran "scardsvr reinstall" from the command line,
SC-:> I got this message:
SC-:> The specified service has been marked for deletion.
SC-:> And finally, when I go to start the Smart Card
SC-:> Resource Manager, I am getting a error 1058:
SC-:> Error 1058: The service cannot be started, either
SC-:> because it is disabled or because it has no enabled
SC-:> devices associated with it.
Eric Perlin wrote:
> It would be nice that they indicate what they messed with.
> The SC subsystem is an integral part of the OS. The only supported way
> is to reinstall XP (you can probably upgrade to the same version).
> If scardsvr.exe & winscard.dll have not been affected (i.e. same version
> as other components of the OS), there are lower costs unsupported ways
> to try to "recover".
> Eric Perlin [MS]