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Winsock Files Missing

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#1 Siryu


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Posted 18 October 2011 - 03:31 PM

When I started my computer today, the system had a problem with logging into Windows Services. When I checked to see if there was any corruption in the registry, I found that the files are actually missing (I also got an error from one application saying that Winsock2 is missing). Right now, I am running a virus scan on my computer to see if that was the cause of the problem; but aside from that, I have no idea as to how to restore the files and fix this problem. Thanks for any help provided.

The OS is Windows Vista.

--Right now, I am on another computer.

Edited by Siryu, 18 October 2011 - 05:27 PM.

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#2 Siryu

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Posted 18 October 2011 - 06:36 PM


I downloaded and installed the MicrosoftFixIt50203.msi and restarted. The Winsock and Winsock2 registry keys appear again, but I am still unable to connect to Windows Services. I'm guessing this means it is not a problem in Winsock, or am I going about things wrong?

When I go to "Services -> DHCP Client" and click the "Start" button under Service status, I get "Error 5: Access Denied" (same thing happens under "Services -> Diagnostic Policy Service").

I have a feeling that the DHCP Client Service got screwed up somehow. Is there a way to reset the Service to its default settings?

Edited by Siryu, 18 October 2011 - 07:16 PM.

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Posted 18 October 2011 - 09:04 PM

Did you try system restore to yesterday?

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