Component Object Model (COM) Error – SCARD_E_INVALID_TARGET 0x80100005

In this post, you’ll learn about the error “SCARD_E_INVALID_TARGET 0x80100005” that is returned when working with COM based APIs or libraries in Windows.

COM Error Message


What is COM?

Microsoft’s COM stands for Component Object Model. Component Object Model (COM) is a networked, object-oriented framework for building interoperable binary software components.   Microsoft’s OLE (compound documents), ActiveX (Internet-enabled components), and other products are built on the COM base technology.

Error Description

Below is the description of this COM Error.

Registry startup information is missing or invalid.