Friday, April 30, 2010

Smart Card Error when RDP to server console

When logging into a server console I would get the following error:

"The card supplied was not recognized. Please check that the card is inserted correctly, and fits tightly"

This occured on an HP dv4 laptop.

I found that it only occured when a keybard with "Smart Terminal" was connected to the laptop. Easily resolved by opening the device manager and disabling the smart card reader.

Skype Crashes on Windows 7 x64

After installing Skype on my Windows 7 x64 laptop it would fairly consistantly crash, occasionally taking the laptop down with it.

  1. Open cmd prompt (run as admin)
  2. type bcdedit -debug off
  3. reboot