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Winsock2 Problem For Vista

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#1 aimntrable


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Posted 05 February 2008 - 10:17 PM


I've searched everywhere for repairing lsp/winsock2 or whatever the heck my computer has a problem with, because my internet connection goes off and on about every 3 days (actually, it says it's connected, but the page does not display).

Every 3 days or so I have to go to the command prompt and type in text to reset the winsock settings. This works, but only for about 3 days. I'm tired of doing this every time it happens.

So far, I have installed lspfix to try and fix the lsp, but when I tried to open it, it said that it couldn't find Winsock2...!!!!! What?? So now I guess I have to reinstall winsock2?

Pleeeease help :huh:

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Posted 06 February 2008 - 10:48 AM

Type this in a command prompt and see if it will 'self heal':

netsh winsock reset

Reboot/restart your computer.

If that doesn't work, then try this:

Download WinSockFix from here or here.

Backing up the Registry
  • Double click on WinsockXPFix.exe to open.
  • On the Winsock and TCP Repair Utility screen, click "ReG-Backup"
  • On the ERDNT Welcome screen, click "OK".
  • On the Backup to: screen, click "OK".
  • On the Folder does not exist question screen click "Yes".
  • You will see a status screen as your registry is being backed up.
  • 1. On the Registry backup is complete! screen, click "OK" and you will go back to the main window.
Resetting the Winsock Stack
  • On the Winsock and TCP Repair Utility screen, click "Fix".
  • On the Apply the VB_Winsock fix? screen click "Yes".
  • The screen will display a status message "repair completed please reboot."
  • On the Repair Completed screen click "OK" to reboot your computer.
  • # If your computer was not using DHCP, you will need to reconfigure TCP/IP.
  • You should have connectivity restored.
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Posted 07 February 2008 - 09:57 PM

Thank you guys so much for replying. I will definitely try them.

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