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Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by eds292, Dec 7, 2001.

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  1. eds292

    eds292 Thread Starter

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    When I log start my Pentium III 500 computer with Win 98 SE, I get these small windows with the heading "sg" and the text "can't create new socket". The small box replicates itself about every two seconds and marches diagonally down the screen. Everything works except for the getting onto my cable modem network. All network cards seem to be ok and all other programs work.

    Any idea on where to look for a fix?
     
  2. beach51

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    Hi eds292,sounds like some kind of virus.Can you get online?If you can go here and run a virus scan.

    Http://www.housecall.antivirus.com

    Let us know if it finds anything
     
  3. eds292

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    No, I can't log on with that computer. I can log on with my portable over the home network, though.

    I recently installed McAfee anti-virus, had trouble, but finally made run. However, it slowed the computer down considerably. Any conection?
     
  4. TonyKlein

    TonyKlein Malware Specialist

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    Hi eds,

    Do this:

    First remove your Ethernet Card or Modem through Device Manager, and to uninstall Dial-Up Networking in Software Add/Remove/Windows Setup/Communication.
    Now FIRST back up your registry: Go to Start/Run, type Scanregw, followed by 'enter'. Choose 'yes', when you're offered to back up your registry.
    Open the Registry Editor through Start/run/Regedit
    Drill down to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\WinSock and WinSock2 and delete the entire Winsock subkey. Do the same with the Winsock2 subkey

    Close Regedit and Reboot. Windows will find new hardware (your Ethernet card/Modem) and will want to install the driver, so keep your Windows CD-ROM/Driver for your NIC/Modem ready.
    After installing the driver and rebooting, reinstall Dial Up Networking, and everything will be hunky-dory again.

    Good luck,
     
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