Component Object Model (COM) Error – SCARD_E_NOT_READY 0x80100010

In this post, you’ll learn about the error “SCARD_E_NOT_READY 0x80100010” that is returned when working with COM based APIs or libraries in Windows.

COM Error Message

SCARD_E_NOT_READY 0x80100010

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.

The reader or smart card is not ready to accept commands.