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verizon DSL and Winsock

Discussion in 'Web & Email' started by Solidmike, Jan 17, 2003.

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  1. Solidmike

    Solidmike Thread Starter

    Jan 17, 2003
    I just recently ordered my verizon DSL... I am sure it is great but I wouldn't really know considering it hasn't worked in three days. After endless hours on the phone with Verizon they concluded that there is a problem with my winsock.... i did the whole ftp> socket error thing. They suggested that I go to support.microsoft.com and search for "winsock to registry fix". Well that site sucks and I didn't find anything... help help help, what can I do?

  2. Del


    Aug 31, 2001
    If it's not 3rd party software, then this winsock2 key fix will get you surfing again:
    If it's the winsock2 key below is the way to restore it:
    Please note if you are going to do this you must have installation cd or cab files.
    1) Go to add and remove program
    2) Clink on the windows setup tab
    3) Take the check mark out of COMMUNICATION
    4) Click apply
    5) Wen asked to reboot say no.
    6) Click Start
    7) Click on Run
    8) Type regedit
    9) Follow the path HKEY LOCAL MACHINES
    10) System
    11) Current control set
    12) Services
    13) Winsock2
    14) Right click
    15) Select delete
    16) Go back to add remove programs
    17) Click on Windows setup
    18) Put check back in COMMUNICATIONS
    19) When asked to reboot say yes
    After rebooting, try to browse.
    It may ask for your Windows 98 C.D.
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