Manages access to smart cards read by your computer. If this service is stopped, your computer will be unable to read smart cards. If this service is disabled, any services that explicitly depend on it will fail to start.
|Windows XP edition||without SP||SP1||SP2||SP3|
|Display name:||Smart Card|
The Smart Card service runs as NT AUTHORITY\LocalService in a shared process. It shares an executable file with other services. If the Smart Card fails to load or initialize, Windows XP start up proceeds. No warning is displayed, but the error is recorded into the Event Log.
Smart Card will not start, if the Plug and Play service is stopped or disabled.
1. Select your Windows XP edition and Service Pack, and then click on the Download button below.
2. Save the RestoreSmartCardWindowsXP.bat file to any folder on your hard drive.
3. Run the downloaded batch file.
4. Restart the computer to save changes.
Note. Make sure that the
SCardSvr.exe file exists in the
%WinDir%\System32 folder. If this file is missing you can try to restore it from your Windows XP installation media.