On a Microsoft Windows 2000-based computer, you may be repeatedly prompted to insert your smart card into the smart card reader if a smart card is not inserted in the smart card reader before you log on to your computer. A new dialog box appears on the screen approximately every 30 seconds. The dialog box may remain on the screen after you insert your smart card into the smart card reader, type your personal identification number (PIN) number in the PIN box, and then successfully log on to the computer.
This problem may occur if all the following conditions are true:
- Your computer is on an Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE) 802.11 wireless network that is configured to use IEEE 802.1X authentication.
- You use a smart card to log on to your computer.
- The Extensible Authentication Protocol (EAP) type of the local area connection on your computer is configured to use the Smart Card or other Certificate setting.
Hotfix informationA 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 this specific problem.
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, submit a request to 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: 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.
PrerequisitesThis hotfix requires Windows 2000 Service Pack 4 (SP4).
Restart requirementYou must restart your computer after you apply this hotfix.
Hotfix replacement informationThis hotfix does not replace any other hotfixes.
File informationThe English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in coordinated universal time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time tool in Control Panel.
Date Time Version Size File name
20-Feb-2004 03:30 5.0.2195.6824 55,568 Clusapi.dll
20-Feb-2004 03:30 5.0.2195.6824 99,600 Netman.dll
20-Feb-2004 03:30 5.0.2195.6899 474,896 Netshell.dll
05-Feb-2004 20:18 5.0.2195.6896 5,869,056 Sp3res.dll
21-Sep-2003 01:17 5.0.2195.6824 683,280 Clussvc.exe
21-Sep-2003 01:17 5.0.2195.6824 54,544 Resrcmon.exe
21-Sep-2003 01:17 5.0.2195.6824 67,760 Clusnet.sys
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section of this article.
For additional information about how hotfix packages are named, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
816915 New file naming schema for Microsoft Windows software update packagesFor additional information, 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
Article ID: 837191 - Last Review: Mar 29, 2017 - Revision: 3