Chevy Chase, MD
|reply to DaSneaky1D |
Re: [XP] Fix TCP/IP stack
The comment by Shootist earlier is correct: removing Winsock registry keys, or other attempts at repair are of no help under Windows XP.
In general, use the "WinsockFix" application for all versions of Windows. Believe me, it will work in almost all cases. http://www.tek-tips.com/faqs.cfm?spid=779&sfid=4625
XP is a special case. If the Winsock repair does not work, see the notes below by "AlexJ":
1. Perform a winsock Fix including reinstalling TCP/IP
Reinstall of the TCP/IP protocol to restore Winsock functionality
Step 1: Delete registry keys
A) Open Regedit from the Run line
B) Go to both of the following keys, export each of them, and then delete them:
C) Restart the computer
NOTE: 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.
Step 2: Install TCP/IP on top of itself
A) Open the properties window of the network connection
B) Click Install
C) Click Protocol, then Add
D) Click Have Disk
E) 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).
F) You should now see "Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)" in the list of available protocols. Select it and click OK.
G) Restart the computer
When the computer reboots you will have functional Winsock keys.
NOTE: 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.
Side effects and possible problems:
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:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Winsock2\ParametersProtocol_Catalog9\Ca talog_Entries - will have 11 sub-keys. 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:
Also, third-party proxy software or firewalls may need to be reinstalled.
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Now run the Winsock repair tool, for XP (and other Windows versions) it will now rebuild a full set of registry keys.
The WinsockFix direct download: http://members.shaw.ca/techcd/VB_Projects/WinsockFix.zip