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  1. #1

    Hello,

    Recently when I start up the computer it freezes and gives me a WinSCard.dll error. It says:

    C:\Windows\system32\WinSCard.dll is either not designed to run on Windows or it contains an error.

    I was trying to get help a couple weeks ago regarding the resolution constantly changing on me and that is when this problem started. Since I'm computer illiterate I'm pretty sure I screwed something up
    :embarasse
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  2. #2


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    Do you use a SmartCard to boot your computer or for any other reason? A smart card is a device/chip/disk that you insert into the PC to either boot or access certain files, programs or websites.

    Can you boot to Safe Mode? Press F8 during startup to get a menu screen where Safe Mode is an option.
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  3. #3

    No i dont use a smart card. The computer boots with the hard drive.

    I restarted the computer in safe mode. I didnt get the error this time but when the resolution was messed up.

    When i restarted it again normally, I got the windcard error again.
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    Safe mode does not load most drivers. Thus, your resolution may be affected. Do not worry about that.

    Because the WinSCard error does not present in Safe Mode, we may be able to isolate the cause using a simple Windows tool, MSCONFIG.

    From the Start button, click run (or press Win+R)
    In the Run box, enter
    MSCONFIG

    A System Configuration window should appear. We are interested in two tabs - Services and Startup.

    Begin with Startup. Look for an entry that is self evident. WinSCard, SmartCard. etc. If found, remove the check mark from that entry.

    If not found, go to the Services tab. Same thing - look for the obvious. If found, remove the check mark.

    Corrections to system errors made through MSCONFIG should be considered temporary. Please report your progress.
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  5. #5

    I found Smartcard under the Services tab and unchecked it. I also found Smartcard Removal Policy in same tab and also unchecked that one.

    I restarted the computer and got the same error while booting. When it loaded the resolution was changed again.






    Quote Originally Posted by DeVandal, post: 748106
    Safe mode does not load most drivers. Thus, your resolution may be affected. Do not worry about that.

    Because the WinSCard error does not present in Safe Mode, we may be able to isolate the cause using a simple Windows tool, MSCONFIG.

    From the Start button, click run (or press Win+R)
    In the Run box, enter
    MSCONFIG

    A System Configuration window should appear. We are interested in two tabs - Services and Startup.

    Begin with Startup. Look for an entry that is self evident. WinSCard, SmartCard. etc. If found, remove the check mark from that entry.

    If not found, go to the Services tab. Same thing - look for the obvious. If found, remove the check mark.

    Corrections to system errors made through MSCONFIG should be considered temporary. Please report your progress.
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    I was remiss for not telling you those two services would be there. You can leave them disabled since you do not use a smart card.

    Can you post a screenshot(s) of ALL the startup items?

    This desk is closing for ~8 hours.
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  7. #7

    How do I post a screenshot, I clicked print screen but not ure what to do from there.
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  8. #8


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    Open Paint.
    You will have a blank white square.
    CTRL+V will paste the screenshot.
    Save.
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  9. #9

    I think i figured it out =)
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  10. #10


    Join Date : Oct 2011
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    Indeed, you have. Now, help an old man out. I cannot see the text. Can you temporarily reset your screen resolution to enlarge the text? And then, make sure you capture all the items in your screenshots.

    In the meantime, I am straining to read what you have already posted.
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