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WINS will not start

By cstagg ·
After a blackout that lasted longer than my battery backups, WINS on my PDC server, winNT4 with SP6a, also runnig Exchange 5.5 and BackupExec,
refused to start, i got the message that the Database was corrupted or missing and to replace the database and try again, if that fails to delete every thing out of %sysroot%/system32/wins Dir. Tried both still same error message, trised removing WINS from the servces and reinstalling, still same error. I am in need of help.

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by calves In reply to WINS will not start

Hey,
I been there and I survived.
My guess id that you did not delete the Wins folder after uninstall?
That's how I did it:
Unistall WINS, delete the whole WINS folder, then, reboot, apply SP, rebbot, install WINS (it will give you an error thatcannot find a certain folder, I don't remember which, just go to the address and create a folder with the exactly name given by the error message), reboot, re-apply SP and you'll have your WINS back. Don't forget to add all the static mappings.

Good Luck!

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by -Q-240248 In reply to WINS will not start

1. Delete all the files in the %SystemRoot%\System32\Wins directory

NOTE: If WINS database file (typically named wins.mdb) is not in
the above directory, check the following registry entry for the full
file path:

"HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Wins\
Parameters\DbFileNm"

Delete the .mdb file.

NOTE: If Jet*.log is not in the above directory, check the following
registry entry for the full file path.

"HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Wins\
Parameters\LogFilePath"

Delete all log files.

2. Net start WINS.

Please click on OK to terminate WINS.

-OR-

From an MS-DOS command prompt, change to the System32 folder by typing the following:


cd %Systemroot%\System32
Create the WINS folder by typing the following:


md WINS
Restart the WINS service by typing the following:


net start WINS

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