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I'm having socket problems after tech upgrade

I took my notebook in and had, what was supposed to be, a upgrade to the memory (which I don't think happened- only a microsoft upgrade), a new CD/DVD player installed. I've a SMCW 802.11g Wi-Fi program on here that was working fine until the tech got a hold of it. I took it back to him telling him my CD ROM didn't work nor did my SMC wi-fi program. Still now everything keeps telling me : SMC- I'm told "windows sockets???"... CD/DVD player- I'm told "windows sockets failed initialing". Got any clue what to do?

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  • Amber
    Amber Jan 11, 2008

    I have uninstalled the software and reinstalled it...no help in that area. I'm running a Windows 2000 pro, not XP.

  • Amber
    Amber Jan 11, 2008

    What I really don't understand is, that the only two programs affected by this problem are my CD rom and my SMC wi-fi programs...when the tech altered whatever it was he altered could he of damaged a winsock32 file somehow?

  • Mbuka Feb 29, 2008

    My Laptop drivers need to be updated , how can I go about it.



    Albert Maliro

  • brian c
    brian c May 11, 2010

    Are you using XP service pack 1, or 2?

    this was a common problem with SP1

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Uninstall and reinstall the SMC software might fix the problem

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