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Windows socksts ceases to function after

By capflex ·
After installing a 3COM 3C574TX PCMCIA NIC in a Micron Transport Trek II Notebook running Win98SE, the windows sockets would no longer work. (The local network is fine.) Dial-up works fine - I can login to my ISP, but I can't connect to anything. I reinstalled the dial-up adapter, TCP-IP, and the NIC with no success. The DNS settings are correct for my ISP. I had a similar problem with Win98SE on a MMX desktop machine,possibly caused by loading McAfee VirusScan 4.03, and had to reformat the disk and reinstall Win98 from scratch to solve it. There must be a better way...
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by dmiles In reply to Windows socksts ceases to ...

Using the startup disk that you may have created at time of install,will put the system back to operating,then downloading the service packs,then reinstalling the dial up networking may save some time on reformatting from the beginning.

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by Smurfman In reply to Windows socksts ceases to ...

Have you ever installed any of the AOL get 500 hours free disks? The reason I ask is that we had a similar situation on one of our employee's personal PC's. It seems that AOL was rewriting the DUN files to only alow the dial-up networking to work with AOL. This was something that I learned from my ISP. We were able to get connected and everything, but nothing would browse...so they informed me of this problem. What our ISP had us do was go into the Windows setup and remove dial-up networking. They also had us make sure that the network card and all the proticols were removed too. We then rebooted, let the PC detect the NIC card and Dial up card, then, rebooted, and then went back into windows setup and added the DUN. The key was removing DUN before reinstalling it, but they informed me that on some systems thier users were left with no solution but the format and begin all over.
Not much info, but I how something can help.
Smurfman

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by capflex In reply to Windows socksts ceases to ...

I haven't installed AOL. Now I know this I probably never will!

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by Bill Cassada In reply to Windows socksts ceases to ...

I've seen this a LOT with notebooks. Are you running any card services?? If so, disable them and see if that helps. For some notebooks we found that no matter what we did we could not function with the NIC and the MODEM cards both in the slots. One or the other had to be removed. Not the best solution, but even the mfr couldn't come up with anything better. Hope it helps!

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by capflex In reply to Windows socksts ceases to ...

Tried removing card services. No go.
The I tried removing the NIC and that disn't work either...

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by mmccaskill69 In reply to Windows socksts ceases to ...

Open control panel and double click on Network.
Remove all the components except your network card.
Click ok but do not restart the system.
Open add/remove programs.
Click on windows setup on top.
Highlight communications and click details.
Remove the check for dial-up networking.
Click ok, click apply, and click ok.
Click on start\Run, type regedit, and click ok. Goto HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\system\current controlset\services. Delete the winsock2 key (folder). Close the registry.
Restart the system. Open add/remove programs. Click windows setup. Highlight communications and click on details.
Put a check in the box for Dial-up networking. Click ok, apply, and click ok.
Do not restart the system. Open Network in the control panel. Click add and choose protocol. Add TCP/IP. Restart the system.
Now try. If the problem still exist, then replace wsock32.dll. Best way to do this would be to use system file checker to extract wsock32.dll from the 98'se CD to the windows directory. Go to MS-DOS

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by capflex In reply to Windows socksts ceases to ...

Bingo.... Thanks a lot - you just saved me a day's work!

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by mmccaskill69 In reply to Windows socksts ceases to ...

Continued from above...

When you restart in ms-dos mode. got c:\windows\system.
Rename wsock32.dll.
Go back to the windows directory.
Type 'move wsock32.dll c:\windows\system'.
Type exit and enter.
You can get to system file checker by clicking on start\run and typing SFC.

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by capflex In reply to Windows socksts ceases to ...

(This was just a continuation of the previous message)

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