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Winsock2 Dll And Wsastartup Failed Help Me Please


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#1 Goldboyy45

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Posted 07 August 2006 - 08:57 PM

Hello, about 1 hour ago something happened to my computer and i can not go online
or start up many programs.

When i restart my computer i get a Can't load WINSOCK2 DLL error

and when i try to open some programs like games, it tells me

WSASTARTUP Failed.

Any help much appreciated.

~Dimitriy

Edited by Goldboyy45, 07 August 2006 - 09:13 PM.


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Posted 08 August 2006 - 07:49 AM

Shut down the computer and then boot into safe mode.

Choose "Last known good configuration"

Did that resolve the problem?

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Posted 09 August 2006 - 11:41 AM

that didn't help, any othersuggestions?

how did i aquire this winsock2 dll error?

urgent help required =/

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Posted 09 August 2006 - 11:58 AM

Go to start > run and type cmd
A dos Window will appear.
Type next in the dos window: netsh winsock reset
Hit enter and reboot.
See if the connection is restored.
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Posted 09 August 2006 - 05:29 PM

i tried it and didn't help, i'm on windows 2000 professional if it's any help

hmm i'm wondering what this winsock2 dll is all about

any ideas why it says can't load it ?

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Posted 09 August 2006 - 05:34 PM

Go to start > run and type cmd
A dos Window will appear.
Type next in the dos window: netsh winsock reset
Hit enter and reboot.
See if the connection is restored.
David


i typed it in like you said, gave me a IPMNTR error, hmm

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Posted 10 August 2006 - 03:06 AM

Hey there,

I've spent a while looking and I'm not convinced that command works on 2000, so for the momentdon't worry abouut the error. I had a look on the net and I found a fix for a corrupt winsock chain for Windows 2000, so I think our next step should be to give this a try. If the problem stilll exists after trying the following steps we can start looking at other causes. Can you also tell me exactly what the errors are you are getting - It will help when I come to researching later on.
Oh and here is the URL for the Winsockfix for 2000:
http://www.itc.virginia.edu/central/displa...7&nav=title

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Posted 10 August 2006 - 08:40 AM

Try it and let us know.




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