How do I put winsock.dll back on my comp?

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I was told I needed the winsock.dll and the winsock32.dll on my computer reloaded to run my internet because it is not picking up my modem and IP Address so how do I get it back on there?
 
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I had a problem with my high speed dial up
I did a search for winsock - did you do that?

I did a registry back up and then
The tech told me to rename winsock to winsock.old and reboot
It recreated itself


but this didn't solve my problem, and I was confused as the newly created winsock had the same date as the .old one.

What did help was deleting the ethernet adapter and reinstalling that.

MFDnSC - isn't that link just for an XP situation?
 
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If you need the Winsock registry fixes for a variety of operating systems, I made them available.

To Remove the existing winsock2 registry entries (regardless of the OS) run:
http://www.onecomputerguy.com/reg/xp_del_winsock.reg

To add Win98 clean entries back in again, run:
http://www.onecomputerguy.com/reg/win98_winsock.reg

To add Windows2000 clean entries back in again, run:
http://www.onecomputerguy.com/reg/winsock_2k.reg

To add WindowsXP clean entries back in again, run:
http://www.onecomputerguy.com/reg/xp_winsock.reg

WINDOWSXP with SP2

There is a new command you can run with SP2 which will reset the Winsock2 registry entries back to their default setting:

netsh winsock reset catalog
 
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I was curious and Googled 'what is winsock'.
It looks like it could be operating system specific
(for example there is a patch on Microsoft that specifies Windows 95, do not use on 98, etc.)

What operating system are you using?
 
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If you are missing the winsock.dll file, you can extract it from your Win98 source files to the \windows\system directory.
 
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