Original Title: Microsoft Smart Card Base Components Corrupted (Vista)
Hello all, I have a problem with a smart card reader.
After much communication with Vendor, we determined the problem lies with Microsoft Smart Card Base Components (SCBC). Despite installing latest drivers, software, uninstalling prev versions etc, problem still exists. A diagnosis program with the Gemalto software I use also points to the SCBC being corrupted.
If I try to start the service I get the error:
"Windows could not start the Smard Card Resource manager Service on Local Computer: Error 1068: The dependency service or group failed to start"
I am logged on as administrator. I tried downloading and installing the latest SCBC from microsoft but this does not fix the problem.
I tried renaming all the components that this (SCBase.exe) installs before installing again incase one of these were corrupted. I could do this for all but:
scardsvr.dll, scarddlg.dll and winscard.dll
as "permission is required to change" these files (Even logged on as local admin). I have even logged on in safe mode to try to rename/delete/move these files with the same result.
As the Smart Card Base component service will not start, it can not be anything to do with the drivers etc of the smart card, and the card and reader work on other machines.
Any help would be greatfully recieved