"Error IOCTL_SFFDISK_DEVICE_PASSWORD" error message when you try to apply password protection to an SD card in Windows 7 or in Windows Server 2008 R2

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SYMPTOMS

Assume that you try to use the DeviceIoControl function together with the IOCTL_SFFDISK_DEVICE_PASSWORD control code to apply password protection toan SD card on a computer that is running Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2. In this situation, the SD card is not protected with a password. Additionally, you receive an error message that resembles the following:
Error IOCTL_SFFDISK_DEVICE_PASSWORD to <SD card drive>.
Error: 3221225474

CAUSE

This issue occurs because the Sffp_sd.sys module does not support the IOCTL_SFFDISK_DEVICE_PASSWORD control code.

RESOLUTION

Hotfix information

A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing the problem described in this article. This hotfix might receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next software update that contains this hotfix.

If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix download available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, contact Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.

Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=support
Note The "Hotfix download available" form displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language, it is because a hotfix is not available for that language.

Prerequisites

To apply this hotfix, you must be running one of the following operating systems:
  • Windows 7
  • Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1)
  • Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 (SP1)
For more information about how to obtain a Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2 service pack, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
976932 Information about Service Pack 1 for Windows 7 and for Windows Server 2008 R2

Registry information

To use the hotfix in this package, you do not have to make any changes to the registry.

Restart requirement

You must restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace a previously released hotfix.

File information

The global version of this hotfix installs files that have the attributes that are listed in the following tables. The dates and the times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). The dates and the times for these files on your local computer are displayed in your local time together with your current daylight saving time (DST) bias. Additionally, the dates and the times may change when you perform certain operations on the files.
Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 file information notes
  • The files that apply to a specific product, milestone (RTM, SPn), and service branch (LDR, GDR) can be identified by examining the file version numbers as shown in the following table:
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    VersionProductMilestoneService branch
    6.1.760 0.21xxxWindows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2RTMLDR
    6.1.760 1.21xxxWindows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2SP1LDR
  • The MANIFEST files (.manifest) and the MUM files (.mum) that are installed for each environment are listed separately in the "Additional file information for Windows Server 2008 R2 and for Windows 7" section. MUM and MANIFEST files, and the associated security catalog (.cat) files, are extremely important to maintain the state of the updated components. The security catalog files, for which the attributes are not listed, are signed with a Microsoft digital signature.
For all supported x86-based versions of Windows 7
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Sdbus.sys6.1.7600.2105886,01621-Sep-201102:30x86
Sdbus.sys6.1.7601.2182486,01621-Sep-201103:29x86
Sffdisk.sys6.1.7600.2105811,26421-Sep-201102:55x86
Sffp_mmc.sys6.1.7600.2105812,28821-Sep-201102:55x86
Sffp_sd.sys6.1.7600.2105812,80021-Sep-201102:55x86
Sffdisk.sys6.1.7601.2182411,77621-Sep-201104:06x86
Sffp_mmc.sys6.1.7601.2182412,28821-Sep-201104:06x86
Sffp_sd.sys6.1.7601.2182412,80021-Sep-201104:06x86
For all supported x64-based versions of Windows 7 and of Windows Server 2008 R2
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Sdbus.sys6.1.7600.21058109,56821-Sep-201102:55x64
Sdbus.sys6.1.7601.21824109,56821-Sep-201103:20x64
Sffdisk.sys6.1.7600.2105814,33621-Sep-201103:30x64
Sffp_mmc.sys6.1.7600.2105813,82421-Sep-201103:30x64
Sffp_sd.sys6.1.7600.2105814,33621-Sep-201103:30x64
Sffdisk.sys6.1.7601.2182414,84821-Sep-201104:00x64
Sffp_mmc.sys6.1.7601.2182413,82421-Sep-201104:00x64
Sffp_sd.sys6.1.7601.2182414,33621-Sep-201104:00x64
For all supported IA-64-based versions of Windows Server 2008 R2
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Sdbus.sys6.1.7600.21058274,94421-Sep-201102:04IA-64
Sdbus.sys6.1.7601.21824274,94421-Sep-201102:05IA-64
Sffdisk.sys6.1.7600.2105835,84021-Sep-201102:44IA-64
Sffp_mmc.sys6.1.7600.2105831,74421-Sep-201102:44IA-64
Sffp_sd.sys6.1.7600.2105835,84021-Sep-201102:44IA-64
Sffdisk.sys6.1.7601.2182436,35221-Sep-201102:45IA-64
Sffp_mmc.sys6.1.7601.2182431,74421-Sep-201102:45IA-64
Sffp_sd.sys6.1.7601.2182435,84021-Sep-201102:45IA-64

STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

MORE INFORMATION

To enable password protection on SD cards, use the IOCTL_SFFDISK_DEVICE_COMMAND and SFFDISK_DEVICE_COMMAND_DATA control codes to send the CMD42 command sequence. For more information about this command sequence, view the "SD memory card part 1: physical layer specification" and "SD memory card part 3: security specification" documents.

If the SD card is already -protected with a password and locked, use the Device Console (DevCon) APIs to disable and then enable the SD card before you exit the control codes. This action is required for the password protection feature to function correctly. For more information about the DevCon utility, visit the following Microsoft website:
General information about the DevCon utility
For more information about the DeviceIoControl function, visit the following Microsoft website:
General information about the DeviceIoControl function
For more information about the IOCTL_SFFDISK_DEVICE_COMMAND control code, visit the following Microsoft website:
General information about the IOCTL_SFFDISK_DEVICE_COMMAND control code
For more information about the IOCTL_SFFDISK_DEVICE_PASSWORD control code, visit the following Microsoft website:
General information about the IOCTL_SFFDISK_DEVICE_PASSWORD control code
For more information about software update terminology, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
824684 Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates

Known issues

The following known issues occur after you install the hotfix:
  • The password protection feature does not work on computers that have a JMicron SD host controller installed, when the device ID of the host controller is 0x2381. Therefore, the password protection feature is disabled on JMicron SD host controllers that have device ID 0x2381.
  • The password protection feature does not work as expected under certain scenarios on computers that have certain host controllers installed. Please confirm with your hardware vendor that the host controller on your computer supports the DEVICE IOCTL interface for the CMD42 command sequence. For the password protection feature to function, the host controller must support the DEVICE IOCTL interface for the CMD42 command sequence.

Additional file information

Additional file information for Windows 7 and for Windows Server 2008 R2

Additional files for all supported x86-based versions of Windows 7
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File nameX86_sdbus.inf_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.21058_none_726601f444ad644c.manifest
File versionNot Applicable
File size2,075
Date (UTC)21-Sep-2011
Time (UTC)05:00
File nameX86_sdbus.inf_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.21824_none_7468f75a41bee0ee.manifest
File versionNot Applicable
File size2,075
Date (UTC)21-Sep-2011
Time (UTC)06:42
File nameX86_sffdisk.inf_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.21058_none_a4bece336440463b.manifest
File versionNot Applicable
File size3,359
Date (UTC)21-Sep-2011
Time (UTC)05:09
File nameX86_sffdisk.inf_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.21824_none_a6c1c3996151c2dd.manifest
File versionNot Applicable
File size3,359
Date (UTC)21-Sep-2011
Time (UTC)07:01
Additional files for all supported x64-based versions of Windows 7 and of Windows Server 2008 R2
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File nameAmd64_sdbus.inf_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.21058_none_ce849d77fd0ad582.manifest
File versionNot Applicable
File size2,079
Date (UTC)21-Sep-2011
Time (UTC)05:55
File nameAmd64_sdbus.inf_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.21824_none_d08792ddfa1c5224.manifest
File versionNot Applicable
File size2,079
Date (UTC)21-Sep-2011
Time (UTC)07:24
File nameAmd64_sffdisk.inf_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.21058_none_00dd69b71c9db771.manifest
File versionNot Applicable
File size3,363
Date (UTC)21-Sep-2011
Time (UTC)06:04
File nameAmd64_sffdisk.inf_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.21824_none_02e05f1d19af3413.manifest
File versionNot Applicable
File size3,363
Date (UTC)21-Sep-2011
Time (UTC)07:37
Additional files for all supported IA-64-based versions of Windows Server 2008 R2
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File nameIa64_sdbus.inf_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.21058_none_7267a5ea44ab6d48.manifest
File versionNot Applicable
File size2,077
Date (UTC)21-Sep-2011
Time (UTC)05:56
File nameIa64_sdbus.inf_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.21824_none_746a9b5041bce9ea.manifest
File versionNot Applicable
File size2,077
Date (UTC)21-Sep-2011
Time (UTC)07:17
File nameIa64_sffdisk.inf_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.21058_none_a4c07229643e4f37.manifest
File versionNot Applicable
File size3,361
Date (UTC)21-Sep-2011
Time (UTC)06:02
File nameIa64_sffdisk.inf_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.21824_none_a6c3678f614fcbd9.manifest
File versionNot Applicable
File size3,361
Date (UTC)21-Sep-2011
Time (UTC)07:23

Properties

Article ID: 2584475 - Last Review: October 24, 2011 - Revision: 2.0
APPLIES TO
  • Windows 7 Enterprise
  • Windows 7 Home Basic
  • Windows 7 Home Premium
  • Windows 7 Professional
  • Windows 7 Starter
  • Windows 7 Ultimate
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacenter
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 for Itanium-Based Systems
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Foundation
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard
  • Windows Web Server 2008 R2
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