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Hi, I get cut off from my connection with winsock not working properly. How would I repair this problem? microsoft say they have the problem fixed but when they repair and restart my computer it happens anyway. Any help would be greatly apprediated. thanks for your time and patience.

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I have a dell computer inspiron 530, windows vista. I need instructions on how to fix a winsock 10013 error. I have tried researching but this old gramma can't find any info. that she can understand ! ...


To repair and reset the Windows Vista
  1. Click on Start button.
  2. Type Cmd in the Start Search text box.
  3. Press Ctrl-Shift-Enter keyboard shortcut to run Command Prompt as Administrator. Allow elevation request.
  4. Type netsh winsock reset in the Command Prompt shell, and then press the Enter key.
  5. Restart the computer.
What netsh winsock reset command does are it resets Winsock Catalog to a clean state or default configuration. It removes all Winsock LSP (Layered Service Providers) previously installed, including the potential malfunctioned LSP that causes loss of network packets transmission failure. So all previously-installed LSPs must be reinstalled. This command does not affect Winsock Name Space Provider entries.

Feb 20, 2011 | Dell Inspiron 530 Desktop Computer

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169.254.X.X IP Address issues - Resetting TCP/IP.


<p><b>Instruction:</b><br /> <ol> <li> Completely disable any firewalls for the below. This includes Antivirus software with a default firewall component: PC-Illan, for example. <li> Turn off the notebook.<br />Unplug, wait thirty seconds, and replug in the wireless router or AP.<br />Cold start your notebook. <li> Perform a winsock Fix including reinstalling TCP/IP.</li></ol> <p><b>Reinstall of the TCP/IP protocol to restore Winsock functionality<br /></b><br /><b>Step 1: Delete registry keys</b><br /> <ol> <li> Open Regedit from the Run line. <li> Go to both of the following keys, export each of them, and then delete them: <br />HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Winsock<br />-- and --<br />HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Winsock2 <li> Restart the computer.<br /><b>Note: </b>It is important to restart the computer after deleting the Winsock keys. Doing so causes the XP operating system to recreate shell entries for those two keys. If this is not done, the next step does not work correctly.</li></ol> <p><b>Step 2: Install TCP/IP on top of itself</b><br /> <ol> <li> Open the properties window of the network connection. <li> Click Install. <li> Click Protocol, then Add. <li> Click Have Disk. <li> Type the path to the nettcpip.inf file, for example: c:\windows\inf, and click Ok (if you try to click Browse, then browse to the \inf folder, it may not show up in the list). <li> You should now see "Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)" in the list of available protocols. Select it and click Ok. <li> Restart the computer.<br />When the computer reboots you will have functional Winsock keys.<br /><b>Note:</b> If the network connection properties contained more than the following three items: Client for Microsoft Networks, File and Printer Sharing for Microsoft Networks, and TCP/IP, then the additional items may need to be removed in order to restore browsing. If those items are needed they can be reinstalled. The reason for removing them is due to those items placing entries into the Winsock keys and those entries will no longer be there.</li></ol> <p><b>Side effects and possible problems:<br /></b><br />This method will restore basic functionality to the Winsock keys, but is not a complete rebuild. On a default install of Windows XP the registry key: <br />HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Winsock2\ParametersProtocol_Catalog9\Catalog_Entries - will have 11 sub-keys<br /> <p>When applying this method, the Catalog_Entries will only have three sub-keys. However, it works and there does not appear to be any side effects. The missing entries relate back to the: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Tcpip\Parameters\Interfaces key<br /> <p>Also, third-party proxy software or firewalls may need to be reinstalled. <br /> <p><b>Reinstalling/Resetting TCP/IP:</b><br /> <ol> <li> Click Start and select Run. <li> Type netsh int ip reset c:\resetlog.txt and click Ok.</li></ol>

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Fix Windows Vista problem with event viewer not working


While there are many different things that might cause the event viewer to stop working (mainly corrupted files which mean windows reinstall *shudder*) one of the things I found that fixed the problem at one of my clients sites happened to be simple enough as reseting the winsock file.

The winsock library is supposed to be the file that never is supposed to fail according to many but on occasion it does. Of course because of this anything that is dependent on it's functions will not work correctly. Because windows vista and higher are so highly dependent on functions that require the winsock, other things will refuse to work like network (internet) connectivity and system services like event viewer.

Here is one of the easier ways to fix it without having to go through the hassle of reinstalling windows.

press start, then press all programs, goto accessories, then look for command prompt.

Don't just left click on it as we have to start it in a different mode I.E. run as administrator.

Right click on command prompt and left click on run as administrator, windows will most likely bring up the warning about if you want to do this, it is safe and of course it should be allowed.

When you see a black window with text open up, this is your command prompt.

in this window just type in the following line:

netsh winsock reset

it may run for a quick moment and could come up with some initialization errors but it will then says winsock is successfully reset and the computer needs to be restarted.

Just restart the computer and check to make sure the program or feature you were trying to use works again :)

on Mar 20, 2010 | PC Desktops

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Dell Optiplex 745 desktop will not connect to internet


Most desktops need to be connected with a wire to your network because most desktop computers do not come with a wireless NIC (network interface card). If you are not sure if yours has one you can get your service tag off of your computer and type it in the Dell website (link below) under drivers and downloads and look at the original configuration for your system. If you have a Wireless NIC card in your desktop it should connect just like your laptop computers did. If not you may have a defective wireless card.

Dell Website

Apr 13, 2010 | Dell OPTIPLEX 745 PC Desktop

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3g modem logs on to the SP but does not log on to the internet!!!!!


This is likely a corrupt Winsock file. You can fix it with the Winsock XP Fix utility. This just issues the proper commands built into Windows to reset your Winsock file.

Mar 19, 2010 | PC Desktops

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WinXP Tips And Tricks, Winsock 2 repair


Repairing Damaged Winsock2

The symptoms when Winsock2 is damaged show when you try to release and renew the IP address using IPCONFIG...

And you get the following error message:

An error occurred while renewing interface internet': An operation was attempted on something that is not a socket.

Also Internet Explorer may give the following error message:
The page cannot be displayed Additionally, you may have no IP address or no Automatic Private IP Addressing (APIPA) address, and you may be receiving IP packets but not sending them.

There are two easy ways to determine if Winsock2 is damaged:

From the XP source files, go to the Support / Tools directory

Winsock Test Method 1
Run netdiag /test:winsock

The end should say Winsock test..... passed

Winsock Test Method 2

Run Msinfo32
Click on the + by Components
Click on the by Network
Click on Protocol
There should be 10 sections if the Winsock2 key is ok
MSAFD Tcpip [TCP/IP]
MSAFD Tcpip [UCP/IP]
RSVP UDP Service Provider
RSVP UDP Service Provider
MSAFD NetBIOS [\Device\NetBT_Tcpip...
MSAFD NetBIOS [\Device\NetBT_Tcpip...
MSAFD NetBIOS [\Device\NetBT_Tcpip...
MSAFD NetBIOS [\Device\NetBT_Tcpip...
MSAFD NetBIOS [\Device\NetBT_Tcpip...
MSAFD NetBIOS [\Device\NetBT_Tcpip...

If the name are anything different from those in this list, then likely Winsock2 is corrupted and needs to be repaired.
If you have any 3rd party software installed, the name MSAFD may be changed.
There should be no fewer than 10 sections.

To repair Winsock2

Run Regedit
Delete the following two registry keys:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\Winsock
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\Winsock2

Restart the computer
Go to Network Connections
Right Click and select properties
Click on the Install button
Select Protocol
Click on the Add button
Click on the Have Disk butoon
Browse to the \Windows\inf directory
Click on the Open button
Click on the OK butoon
Highlight Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
Click on the OK button
Reboot

Good luck!


on Dec 27, 2009 | PC Desktops

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Wireless connection


Start->Settings->Control Panel. Double click in Internet Options.

On the Connections tab, click on Never Dial a Connection. While you're there, click on LAN settings. Automatically detect settings should be checked, but normally nothing else should be checked.

If this doesn't help, you may need to rebuild the stack:
Start, Run, CMD to open a command prompt.

Reset WINSOCK entries to installation defaults: netsh winsock reset catalog

Reset TCP/IP stack to installation defaults. netsh int ip reset reset.log

Reboot the machine

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Internet wont connect on dell pc


Give this a try, read the information first.
Winsock XP Fix download here.

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* check the connections made to ur monitor and machine is perfect then restart ur computer

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Can't get IP address when trying to install road runner service


Have you tried a winsock fix??

Download and run this - http://www.snapfiles.com/get/winsockxpfix.html

Then see if you can obtain an ip address. Let me know, have a couple of other things to try if this doesnt cut it.

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