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Q: Smart Card drivers

Hi all,

I've installed Windows 7, and had a problem using smart cards with the new OS.

I installed the drivers for my smart card reader (USB) from the manufacturer's website, and they installed fine.
Then when I go to plug in my reader, it says "Device driver software was not successfully installed" and it then says that the reader is correctly installed, but "Smart Card X No Driver found".

So I tried communicating with the reader and inserted card, and the communications is fine. So my only real issue is that every time i plug in my reader, it prompts me with "Not successfully installed" despite the fact that I've correctly installed the drivers.

Any ideas? Thanks.


Preferred Solution: Smart Card drivers

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

A: Smart Card drivers

Welcome to Seven Forums. It would help us to know the exact card reader your refering to, as well as for you to fill in all your system specs. Top of page user CP scroll down to edit system specs and fill all them in. Here are a couple programs to help with finding out all your specs.Speccy - System Information - Free Download or |MG| HWiNFO32 3.55-838 Beta Download Please include 32 or 64 bit Windows Seven. I think you'll get more replies once you have done this. Thanks. Fabe

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I need some Drivers for my computer I bought at Cyberpower pc. It's an x- infinity case. It's about 5 years old. They said they don't have the driver's anymore. Wondering I somebody here has them. Drivers for the USB smart card.


A:smart card drivers for XP

Welcome to "seven" forums bigblockcutlass: If your running windows 7 we are going to need the manufacturer of the card reader iin order to try and find drivers for it that might work. But in all honesty 5 years old it's not looking good. It also helps to fillin your system specs in your user CP top of page then go to edit system specs list all the hardaware that's in your system. Thanks Fabe

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I've got a couple different CAC readers which I'd use to access various USAF web pages; however, I can't get Vista 64 to actually install them. I plug in the reader and Vista can't find the drivers. I have a disk with the drivers, and even when I guide Vista to the exact location of the driver folder, it claims there are no drivers and cannot install. Anybody had any luck getting Vista 64 to install smart card reader drivers? Thanks!

A:CAC reader drivers? (smart card)

Hello msdunkel,
i dont have anything to do with smart cards but i found this on another site, i dont know if it will solve your problem but give it a go, would you please post your results, good luck.

Something new with Vista... It operates a lot like Windows Server 2003/2008. To get the card reader going you should go to the "Control Panel", "Administrative Tools", "Services" and scroll down to "Smart Card". Make sure that it is started. Set it to "Automatic" in it's properties. Smart card use is not always automatic granted for users in Server or Vista

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Im working on a friends computer. It is an HP and has a smart card reader. I can't find drivers. Any ideas? The computer is a a6137c When I look at devide descriptions is says HP ProtectTools serial smart card reader. How can i tell if it's a hardware instead of software problem?

A:Smart Card reader drivers

You did not give a lot of information, but this site is for smart card readers.
If I have the wrong model, just play around with the site until you get to the appropriate model
HP 2133 Mini-Note PC*-* SCR33x USB Smart Card Reader Driver - HP Business Support Center
If my suggestion of of no value, here is a page that may help

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i have done a lot of googling and i still don't understand what are they good for but i have a feeling they r some sort of old data storing devices like the floppy disks. anyway here is the picture of the smart card reader http://www.mega.pk/items_images/4962Dell_Latitude_E6420_496a.jpg its the long horizontal slot . i read a lot of confusing topics of people talking about smart cards of phones and cameras , im interested in knowing what the laptop smart card reader is good for , or the other thing the pcmcia ,

A:Solved: what the heck is the smart card and PCMCIA card slot

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i have a few pics and video clips from my logitech 510

i read this thred but i don't have a card reader to use that rog.


A:pls help me recover pics from my smart card card

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Somewhere I heard that you can get windows to run in an earlier version for a specific task. This could be complete garbage but I have the need.
I can't get an xp driver for an eltron card printer. If I could get windows to run in an earlier version just for the card printing life would be easier.
Am I dreaming?

A:Is windows xp smart enough to use win2000 drivers

I don't know about using the older drivers, if you have the disk space - you can make use a dual boot system. One partition for XP, and the other to run your card printer.

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I am thinking of buying a second hand HP SAS controller, but on the HP site drivers are not available. So if drivers are not on the Vista 64 Ultimate, impossible to boot the system.

Anyone knowing the answer here?



A:drivers for P400 Smart Array controller?

so far no drivers for Vista x64. Contacted HP for that mather.

Strange because they still sell the P-series raid controllers.

Just to let you know.


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Its supposed to be a plugg and play Keyboard but some of the buttons are not working, like Calculator or F5 instead of refresh it goes to History in Chrome AND i love spamming F5 while waiting for an answer in TechGuy forums
Searched in Google for a few minutes with no success hope you can help me.
Smart Office Keyboard by Isotech
Model No: EZ-7000
S/N: 0311008709

Thankful for any help

A:Need Drivers for Smart Office Keyboard by Isotech

I may have had better luck with Google:


It appears to be a very old product with no driver support for Windows Vista or Windows 7.

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Hi Guys,
I bought my brother a copy of Windows 7 but he has been unable to install it as he is not able to find drivers for his modem (Smart Link 56K Voice Modem).
Can you recommend the best place for him to look for drivers?
Many thanks


A:Drivers req for Smart Link 56K Voice Modem

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Thought it would be cool to do, since some software allows you to encrypt data and use a smart card to unlock data. Tried finding out if it was possible to turn an SD card into a smart card, but couldn't find anything. That makes me think there isn't a way, but thought I would ask anyways. Seems like there would be some software to do this, but I didn't find anything.

A:Turn SD Card Into Smart Card

Hiya Football101
Looks like you have a new project on your hands. LOL
Try this site...
Good luck

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Malygris1I have a Envy 20 AIO desktop pc.  Model No. 20d001la product No. H3X41AA#AC8  It was recently upgrade to Windows 10. It powers on but has a black screen.  Can't even get the bios screen to appear.  Tried various online support articles for resetting bios without being able to see the screen.  Nothing seems to work. PC powers on, HDD drive light comes on briefly, processor fan stays on, white power light next to power port, green light on power supply.  Lights on keyboard never flash when powered on. i have reseated the ram card and I have replaced the bios battery.  I have tried hp diagnostics on a flash drive.  Nothing will appear on the screen.  I don't want to get recovery disks only to find out that I still can't get anything on the screen. Any help would be greatly appreciated. I did what are you suggesting HP Desktop PCs - Computer Does Not Start (Windows 10,8)but ist not working,  I have the same problem

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Hi there @Leo89, Welcome back to the HP Support Forums! I understand that you have already tried the computer does not start process and the screen is still blank.  I am happy to assist you with this. In following the Computer Does Not Start document, did you end up at this one: HP and Compaq All-in-One and HP TouchSmart Desktop PCs - Screen is Blank after Starting the Computer, specific to All-in-One computers?  If not then give it a try. If at the end you are still getting no display then you will need to contact Hp Phone Support, as it seems there is a hardware issue somewhere. Please use the following http://www.hp.com/contacthp and create a case for your issue and contact HP. If you live outside the US/Canada, please click the link below to get the contact information for your region. http://www8.hp.com/us/en/contact-hp/ww-phone-assist.html I look forward to seeing your response, and if it does resolve your issue, please mark this post as a solution. Kudos would also be appreciated.  

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Hi, i found in my smartcard slot an device who has an gradation, can you say if on this device i can put a analogycal  thermometer who has been show me the CPU temperature? I have an Dell Latitude e5430! Thanks! 

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A person has changed settings in password policies like "prompt password expire in 14 days" in Administrator tool. When i try to log in it does not accept the password and gives me the message " unable to log you on because it is required that you use a smart card to log on, please contact your administrator". I don't know what what i changed made. I can't entered from Admin account as well. How do I undo this change?

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Ok I have found another problem. I had my computer worked on and he re-installed windows xp. Before it was worked on I was able to insert my memory card from my digital camera ( I don't have the plug for the camera to upload pictures that way) and Nero always popped up. I think it was drive E. Now nothing is happening when I insert the memory card. I am able to use my external hard drive and it comes up as drive E. I believe my laptop has a built in smart card, but it is not showing.

A:Smart card

I believe you may have to reinstall the drivers.

First look in Device Manager with your camera plugged in
and see if there are any yellow exclamation symbols there.

May only be necessary to uninstall and reboot.

I have to log off now, hope someone else can help if OP replies.

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I'm having great difficulty finding a smart card for my Toshiba A205. It's the one shapped like an "L" sort of and there just isn't a listing anywhere. Any suggestions ??? Thank You in advance.

A:Smart Card

Hi -

What is the exact model of your system.... A205-xxxxx ?

See p 133 of this Satellite A205-S4537 "users guide" --> http://cdgenp01.csd.toshiba.com/cont...vB_07Feb26.pdf

I am not familiar with the "L-shaped" card you speak of. Where did you obtain the one you have? Can you take a picture of it & attach to post?

Regards. . .



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In my firm we have PKI 2008. Its work fine. But on one computer when I try to logon I have message:
The account has been restricted contact your system administrator
I dont know how to fix it.

A:Smart Card Logon

hiya,found this.
Sign on the the pc using local pc Administrator account.

Right mouse click MY COMPUTER PROPERTY COMPUTER NAME. Click CHANGE. Under MEMBER OF, click on WORKGROUP & key in WORKGROUP. Click OK. Then restart the pc.

Then sign in again using local pc Administrator account.

Right mouse click MY COMPUTER PROPERTY COMPUTER NAME. Click CHANGE. Under MEMBER OF, click on DOMAIN & key in the domain name. Click OK. Then restart the pc.

The user should be able to logon to the domain w/out problem.

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I Have a 2008 server installed with active directory and updated with CA.I am trying to register an axalto cryptoflex smart card for user log on in vista this card is listed under registry[hklm/software/microsoft/cryptography/calais/smartcards].I want to know how to use this card for logon in vista

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Hello Community! Reading the RGS 7.2 manual, the section on Smart Card authentication implies that the feature is restricted to Windows receivers. Does the sender have to be a Windows system too? For example, could I use a Windows receiver with a supported smart card reader to forward that information to a Linux sender? Thanks!

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I can't make any changes on my ASUS Laptop, every time I tried "connect a smart card" appear. This is a personal computer and I didn't use any smart card. Please help to sort this out. Thanks in advance.

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Dears,I need to use smart card function. Although  I can hear system alarm when I insert smart card into SC slot , I donot know what to do next. I use ProtectTools security to setup smart card but save button is disabled. Any one can help with step by step solution or any other Doc.Regards, 

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My laptop has the smart card error i sent to hp they sent it back not fixed how do i restore it

A:smart card error

andrewgrif789 Sorry, but this is just a community self-help forum staffed by volunteers.  We have nothing to do with HP Tech Support or the work done by HP Service Centers. You will need to contact HP Customer Support directly to speak with them about this problem. If you live in the US or Canada, contact information is on this page: http://www8.hp.com/us/en/contact-hp/phone-assist.html#section1If you live elsewhere, contact information is on this page: http://www8.hp.com/us/en/contact-hp/ww-contact-us.htmlNOTE: After you get through, stay on the line until you are finally able to talk to some one -- it can take a while! Good Luck========================================================================I am a volunteer and I do not work for, nor do I represent, HP.---------------------------------------------------------------If my posts helped you, please click the Thumbs-Up symbol on my post to say thanks.If my posts solved your problem please click "Accept As Solution".========================================================================

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Has anyone attempted to add a smart card reader to an existing P50 (Type: 20FL)?  In doing some research online, I found that part number 00UR884 listed.  I ended up chatting with Lenovo Support and they provided a different part number, 04X5393 (which also has a substitute listed, 00HW553). I found the following set of directions, https://support.lenovo.com/us/en/documents/PD101157 I'm curious if anyone found these instructions difficult to follow and which part number you ultimately ordered (I assume they all come with the cable).  They look like they are in the $35 range for price. Thanks, john

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I need some help.  After connecting my account with Microsoft, I keep getting the message 'Connect a Smart Card' whenever I need to access 'Change User Account Control' menu or installing a software.  I don't have this issue before linking the
account and how do turn this off?
Please help.  Thanks.

A:Keep asking 'Connect a Smart Card'

You can disable the Smart Card Logon by using the Local Group Policy management console.
Start --> Run --> type gpedit.msc and press Enter.
Navigate to:
Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\Windows Components\Smart Card
Right-click Turn on Smart Card Plug and Play service and click Edit.
Then select Disabled.

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Im trying to write some smart card software using OCF, but I'm stuck at the beginning

here is a part of code:

CardRequest cr = new CardRequest(CardRequest.NEWCARD, null, FileAccessCardService.class);
SmartCard sc = SmartCard.waitForCard(cr);

I'm getting following exception:

PCSC Exception in method SCardConnect: PC/SC Error SCardConnect return code = 8010000b

Can anyone help? What am I doing wrong?

A:OCF and smart card problem


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I get it, you can use a smart card to log in, encrypt/decrypt etc. But is there anytning else you can use it for?Thanks

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went from me to xp. Now can't use my smart media card-won't install-need new drivers or new program??


A:Help smart media card

check the card readers manufacturers site for a driver update.

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hello, i would like to activate smart card reader on my hp elitebook, SC is on bord but what drivers should i install to recognize my card? operation system is: windows 7 64 bit andubuntu 16.04  

A:smart card reader

Hi, For Windows 7, please try (Security software section):    http://h20564.www2.hp.com/hpsc/swd/public/readIndex?sp4ts.oid=4097215&swLangOid=8&swEnvOid=4060 Regards.

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This isn't really a driver issue but more of a some help with local policy / permissions (I think).

I have just put a new Windows 7 PC on our domain and I am having a few troubles getting the Gemalto Smart card to work as a user. This card has the Gemplus esigner which lets us authenticate to connect back to our bank for secure banking.

Basically this PC is in a domain which locks the desktop and programs down so a user cannot access Programs etc. We then place an RDP icon in the start menu and they access their programs via RDP into a terminal server. Only a few programs are run locally on the PC.

When we install the Gemalto software on an XP machine we set permissions on the installation folder for everyone to have read / write access along with the registry key and this works fine an allows users to be able to use this on the local PC.

With Win7 I have tried this but I keep getting "Cannot fine the certificate store" error ? however this works as administrator (local PC) which leads me to a permissions thing or a domain setting.

I can insert the smart card and manually import the certificate which reports sucessfull yet the same error occurs.

Has anyone else has this issue or can anyone point me in the right direction?

A:Gemalto Smart Card

Your issue may be a product of a feature called UAC (User Account Control) settings. They can be adjusted locally in the control panel under user accounts. However in a domain environment the UAC settings may be dictated by a Group Policy setting. Something perhaps to try would be to have the domain administrator log on to the Win 7 machine with his credentials and see if you still have the problem with the Certifcate, if that's successful than he will probably know how to fix it on the local machine. Not sure this will help, but I thought I would throw it out there and perhaps someone else may have another idea.

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Hi guys.
My laptop has Smart Card reader. Could you recommend a free software to install virtual Smart Card. At first I'd like to test this functionality using some software. How many password can I store on real Smart Card. I need 10-20  password for Remote desktops and hdd crypted by bitlocker

A:Virtual Smart Card

You can click the links below for information on Virtual Software.
Virtual Software Information
Authentication / Smart cards
Virtual Smart Card Tutorial Information for Creating

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I think this is somewhat a studpid question.Does my ThinkPad T450 have a smart card reader? It looks like this: http://www3.pcmag.com/media/images/467768-lenovo-thinkpad-t450s.jpg?thumb=yAnd I don't know how to find out.

A:Do I have smart card reader?

Go to SUPPORT (above) and enter your MT-M (like 20BW-Z0CJUS as an example) but without spaces or hyphens in the search box.  It should give a list of features in "machine info".
Alternatively enter your MT-M here:  Parts Lookup for a very detailed bill of materials.

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Hey, is there anyone here who has experience in linking VFP application to a USB smart card reader?

I have a smart card reader and once the card is inserted into the card reader, I have to click on a button on the VFP app to activate the reading of the card. Can someone give me some help on how I could create an app whereby the program will know by itself that a card has been inserted and then start reading the card?

Tq and if you need further info please let me know.



Hi ctky,

What USB smart card reader do you have? Mine cost about $35.

I have a digital concepts smart card reader, and when I insert the smart card from my digital camera, it automatically brings up an app to select what to do which I select store digital photos onto hard disk or something like that - i.e. there is no separate VFP app involved as it is programming into the smart card reader to recognize over a dozen or so various smart cards and trigger the selection of what to do.

From the sound of it, your smart card reader is not capable on its own to know what to do, and clicking on the VFP app may be the only thing you will be able to do, unless you get a more capable one.

-- Tom

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Who makes an internal smart card reader for desktop PC's that will run with Windows 98 first edition? I have seen them at Tiger Direct with USB hubs but they need second edition. I'm sure I saw some simpler ones a while back.

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I was hunting some pictures and put my SM (Lexar) card into the card reader on my computer's tower to check for images. Finding none, I removed it and put it back in camera. Later, I went to take some pictures with the camera (Olympus D-370) and on the screen was a button "format" with a "cancel" button underneath that. I selected "cancel" and pressed the OK button and got the message "Card Error." The card was inserted correctly. I turned the camera off and then back on and got the same display. This time I chose "format" and pressed OK. Got the "card error" message again. I put the card back into my computer's card reader and it showed all the normal things it usually does.
Is my card bad or has the camera gone kaput? Batteries are fresh. Camera has been resting in its case; hasn't been dropped or anything. The card is normal in appearance and was handled properly.


A:Did Smart Media card die, or is it camera?

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We're running Windows 7 on an hp Pavilion slimline s-51010 in a professional (real estate) environment with a Smart Card reader attached. We use it with a program called SentriLock to modify smart cards that unlock SentriLock locks.

We had problems with employees installing unauthorized software. To curb that, we changed the default user accounts to be "Standard users." That way they would have to enter a password to run an installer. However, we discovered that this was easily bypassed by inserting a smart card because the computer asks for either an Administrator password or a smart card. We've kept the password safe and it isn't easy to just guess it.

What can we do?

A:Solved: Smart Card Problem

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So I got my P50 with a smart card reader thinking it was the same thing as an SD card reader. I turned out to be wrong. Anyway, I was wondering if there's an accessory to fill in the slot while a card is not in there; I don't want dust, particles, etc. getting into what amounts to a whole in the machine.

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Greeting, I need to Join XP Professional to Domain with SmartCard login. Any help or Suggestion is greatly appreciated

A:Join XP pro to Domain with Smart card

Hi and welcome to TSF please see the info here Joining computers to a domain with Smart Card authentication - The Sean Blog - Site Home - TechNet Blogs
So, you want to use smart cards? - Spat's WebLog (Steve Patrick) - Site Home - MSDN Blogs

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Does anyone know of a way to allow users to unblock their own smart cards? So far I haven't been able to find anything promising.
We use Windows 7 - 10 and both physical and virtual smart cards (where possible).

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Hi all,

I have a problem on a Windows 7 64bit computer. I can't get the Smart Card service to work. Now I tried registering the dll's with the regsvr32 but some of them were unable to load or are probably damaged.

My question is: How can I delete the entire service including all the dlls and other files associated with that server and do a "clean install"?

I have been looking around and came across this cmd below. However I couldn't find caller.inf in the inf dir. Is it standard present in Windows 7 or not?
sysocmgr.exe /i %windir%\inf\caller.inf

Thanks in advance

A:Reinstall Smart Card Services

If you suspect that system files are corrupt, you could run sfc /SCANNOW from an elevated command prompt.

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I am adding smart card support to an existing remote control application.
My research has led me to the conclusion that I need to read credentials from the local smart card, transport them to the remote workstation and use them in a credential provider there to  perform an interactive logon. I have been led to believe this
by my inability to find another way, however I have not gotten this to work either, so I need to validate the approach.
Is this the correct approach?

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Hi Folks

I have recently upgraded from Me to XP - with no regrets at all. However there is one piece of equipment I have that simply will not work (the XP installation report DID tell me about this!)

I have a USB Smart/Flash Combi Card reader that I use in the main for bringing pictures in from my digital camera (which, although very good, doesn't use the USB port - it uses either Smart media or - you've guessed - the serial port (aaaarrrrgggghhhhh). Hence the purchase of a seperate USB Card reader.

Now as I see it I have 2 options;

1 - upgrade the USB reader drivers;
2 - purchase a new USB card reader for XP

I have looked around for drivers with no luck, so I guess I will have to purchase a new card reader. Anyone have any recommendations?



A:[Solved] USB Smart Card Reader for XP

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Can someone tell me how to troubleshoot whether a driver is not working that allows a camera memory card when inserted into the computer slot to download pictures to my documents.
The icon has dissapeared again, and the only one showing is my scanner.
I used to show several ports and H just happened to be for my camera memory card.
I corrected the problem last week, but can't remember where I went to find the problem.
I remember seeing a yellow mark over one of several items.
I remember removing and re installing but can't find where it is.
Thanks for the help

A:Smart Card Reader Not Working

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I frequently access work sites that require me to use a CAC/PIV card. Some sites require my encryption certificate but OWA requires my email certificate. Prior to Win10AU update both my certs displayed but now I have to click show more to see all my certs. It's minor but annoying change with Win10AU. Microsoft if you read this please change it.

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Dell latitude d630 with smart card reader.
I want to use a smart card for authentication without a CA.
I kind of wonder if I can use any smart card of my choice (gas, groceries, credit) as an authentication device.
Can WinXp read the card, confirm my request to use it, and drive on?
Again, I want to use a self cert, or un-cert, card, a one-off card, as auth for my laptop.
Any suggestions?

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I'm looking for a Smart Card reader and USB hub combination to fit in a 5.25 bay. I found one but it requires three internal USB ports. I have those on my Asus A7V card. It also needs to Win98se to work. I have the first edition and had some trouble once trying to use the internal USB ports while connecting my current USB hub. It sounds like 98se supports the feature. Are there any simpler products or a nifty solution of PCI cards and such?

A:Internal Smart Card Reader

What do you mean by niftier? If you have USB on the motherboard as well as the smart card connector (which the A7V has) why would you want to go out and buy another one? Go to SOYO's web site, they have bays for smart card and USB in one unit.

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