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.
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.
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This hotfix requires Windows 2000 Service Pack 4 (SP4).
You must restart your computer after you apply this hotfix.
Hotfix replacement information
This hotfix does not replace any other hotfixes.
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.