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Deleted Winsock2

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by nocontrol, Jun 25, 2004.

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  1. nocontrol

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    ok so for some reason, when i was browsing on firefox or IE some random webpages would give me a 'page cannot display error'. about half of them gave me that and they were real pages so i went microsoft.com and it had a step by step to solve the problem. well.....the first few steps involed deleting winsock2 from regedit and then you are supposed to rebuild it somehow. but the rebuilding directions were for windows ME. so now i can browse at all and i have no means of recovering WINSOCK2...i think this was solved on these forums once but i cant find it anymore please help if you can

    thanks!
     
  2. nocontrol

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    i really need help soon im on a friends comp pleaseeeee
     
  3. Rollin' Rog

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    In Win XP all you should need to do is go to Start > Run, enter msconfig then "launch System Restore". Choose a prior date.

    There is another method if this doesn't work, but it is a tad more complex.
     
  4. nocontrol

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    will i lose any data?
     
  5. nocontrol

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    ****

    i tried system restore and i got
    The application has failed to start because framedyn.dll was not found. REn-installing the application may fix this problem.
     
  6. Rollin' Rog

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    Well I'm going to give you two sets of instructions then. For System Restore, and this may or may not work: go to Folder Options > View and ensure "Show Hidden Files" is selected. Go to your C:\I386 folder and find the file sr.inf

    Right click on that and select Install. You may be prompted for a Windows CD. However most of the files needed, if not all, should be in the I386 folder.

    Back to the Winsock problem:

    Go to Start > Run, enter regedit

    Select the key Hkey_Local_Machine

    Select File > Load Hive

    Browse to: c:\windows\repair and locate the file named system

    It probably won't have an extension or may have a .bak extension.

    Now double click on it. You should be asked to name it. In this example it has been named xpuser, so go ahead and use that.

    Go to Start > run, enter cmd and at the command prompt enter:

    Once you have finished you can select "unload hive" from regedit's menu.

    On using load and unload hives:

    http://www.microsoft.com/resources/documentation/windows/xp/all/proddocs/en-us/regedit_s5.mspx
     
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