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    WINS will not start

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    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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    • #3895317

      WINS will not start

      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!

      • #3754114

        WINS will not start

        by cstagg ·

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    • #3895312

      WINS will not start

      by Anonymous ·

      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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        WINS will not start

        by cstagg ·

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      WINS will not start

      by cstagg ·

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