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Socket Notification Sink

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#1 Carol Williams

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Posted 25 June 2007 - 11:37 AM

When we go to quit our XP "Socket Notification Sink" message comes up that it's trying to quit. I've gotten rid of this before but now it's back. We have BSAFE filter with firewall protection and use Adware and Registry to try and scan for problems.

What is this thing??? and How do I keep it off my computer???

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Posted 25 June 2007 - 11:42 AM

Here is a list of steps to try...found at -> this <- page.

Please note that that several of the following steps are advanced and may result in creating problems if performed by users not skilled at working with computers. Apteryx takes absolutely no responsibility for any problems that may result by following the advice presented in this documentation.

1. Update the application or service that is generating the error. Depending on how the sink error is generated, you may or may not be able to determine which application or service generated the problem.
2. If the previous step does not correct the error (of the application/service could not be determined) then update your computer's NIC device drivers and any other network adapter drivers you may have on your computer (be sure to include any "internet service provider” software that may be active on the computer). For more information on updating device drivers, please refer to Window's online help about using the Device Manager or consult the documentation that came with your hardware.
3. If the previous step does not correct the error then check the TCP/IP setup of the computer and make sure that it is installed and properly configured.
4. If the previous step does not correct the error then look at the services installed and running on your computer and update as many of those as possible. These services may be located either under Computer Management or Services in your Start menu.
5. If the previous step does not work: download and save the latest NIC driver updates on your computer somewhere; go into Computer Management or Device Manager and remove the NIC/network devices from the hardware list (if it asks you if you want to uninstall anything say Yes); close down and turn off your computer; physically remove your NIC/network hardware; reboot your computer; reinstall the drivers for the hardware (even though the hardware is not plugged in); shut down and turn off your computer; plug your network hardware back in; power back on your computer and follow the steps in the new hardware detected wizard.
6. If all else fails, remove your current network hardware (both from the device manager and the physical hardware from the computer) and purchase a new NIC card (we recommend that you stick with a larger manufacturer).

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