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Old 03-30-2007, 02:19 AM   #1
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I have installed some software on a computer with WinME as it needs at least two USB outlets to use it and my WinXP laptop only has one. When I try to run the software I get (cannot open Winscard.dll) I would appreciate if anyone can tell me how I get out of this.

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What is the software you installed? Why is it requiring 2 usb ports, what hardware is going to be connected to the usb ports?

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Thank you for the reply; I thought I was not going to get one.
The hardware is Ultima Box Light the software is MotoRocker. This item unlocks all Motorola phones. The ULB is attached to one USB port and the phone is direct to the PC to another USB port and not though the ULB. My WinXP laptop computer only one USB port but I am thinking of buying a PCMCIA card to try and get over this problem. I could a USB hub but I don’t know why but I think a card might be better.
I have of course tried it with the one USB but no good.

If you can help me I would stay with the WinME computer.
Just thought I would mention that the ULB has good sales and really does work.
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Cant find much info on the requirements, does it support WinME?

You wold be better to go with the USB PCMCIA card for the XP laptop.
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Yes it is defiantly supported by WinME. I realise this is a difficult question on a rather specialised subject and maybe should be resolved on the forums concerning phone unlocking but the WINSCARD.DLL. I think comes outside phone unlocking and into computer problems and what ever courses this message to appear and can it be eradicated.
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The file winscard.dll, is required by windows when working with Smart cards and Smart card readers. Smart cards contain microprocessors that contains encrypted information about their owner. If you have a smart card reader installed on your system, you should leave winscard.dll alone, otherwise it can be removed.

winscard.dll is flagged as a system process and does not appear to be a security risk. However, removing Microsoft Smart Card Library may adversly impact your system.

The Process Server database currently registers winscard.dll to Microsoft.
http://www.auditmypc.com/process/winscard.asp


Your WinME system may have some missing or corrupt system files. Win ME does not support the system file checker feature so the only thing to do would be to extract the file from the windows cd or d/l off the internet. Do a repair install or wipe and do a fresh installation
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Again thank you for the reply. Could you please be a little bit more explicit as I know nothing of smart cards or where to extract file from. I have no CD and I presume the d/l off the Internet means download from the Internet, I should do that OKm but where do I put it and how do I do a install or wipe and do a fresh installation.
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You can d/l from Here and place it in Windows\System 32 folder
Make sure you Reboot
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I have followed your instruction but I still get the message Can't load WINSCARD.DLL so I think I will give it up and concentrate on getting it to work on my WinXP laptop when the PCMCIA CARD that I have a ordered arrives. It must and has to work as many have the hard and software working no problem with WinME and XP and even 98.
I thank you for your help and I think I have wasted enough of your time.

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