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You are repeatedly prompted to insert your smart card when you log on to your Windows 2000-based computer

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 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 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.


This hotfix requires Windows 2000 Service Pack 4 (SP4).

Restart requirement

You must restart your computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace any other hotfixes.

File information

The 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 packages
For 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: 10/26/2006 20:48:14 - Revision: 2.5

Microsoft Windows 2000 Server, Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional Edition, Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server

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