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Windows 7: WSAStartup/WinSock error

16 Oct 2013   #1
RyMantys

Windows 7 Professional 64
 
 
WSAStartup/WinSock error

Hello,
Excuse any english mistakes please, english is not my first language.

My computer was turned off wrong yesterday (low battery), and this morning I couldn't start windows normally. I had to open safe mode and shut it down several times before it started normally.

Then internet wouldn't work, no explanation, although I get the signal, and I checked on another compter at home it works fine.
So i tried using another program that uses internet and started µtorrent, and it gives me the message:
"WSAStartup() failed, or you have the incorrect version of WinSock installed."

I tried copying the winsock from the other computer on my own machine in the C/Windows/System32 directory (didn't get the message that there was another winsock.dll file) but the problem is still here, so I suppose the other computer has not the same type of winsock.dll files as mine.

Please help? I have an important job to finish today...


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16 Oct 2013   #2
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RyMantys View Post
Hello,
Excuse any english mistakes please, english is not my first language.

My computer was turned off wrong yesterday (low battery), and this morning I couldn't start windows normally. I had to open safe mode and shut it down several times before it started normally.

Then internet wouldn't work, no explanation, although I get the signal, and I checked on another compter at home it works fine.
So i tried using another program that uses internet and started µtorrent, and it gives me the message:
"WSAStartup() failed, or you have the incorrect version of WinSock installed."

I tried copying the winsock from the other computer on my own machine in the C/Windows/System32 directory (didn't get the message that there was another winsock.dll file) but the problem is still here, so I suppose the other computer has not the same type of winsock.dll files as mine.

Please help? I have an important job to finish today...
Winsock is typically fixed by resetting it, no need to borrow files from another machine to fix winsock.

It sounds like you may have some system file corruption so try running the sfc /scannow command in an elevated command prompt, let the scan run until it completes, it may show some system file damage, if it's not fixed after the first scan then reboot and run again, may take three times.

After it passes the scan run the file below which will reset winsock and everything else in the network stack.


Attached Files
File Type: zip IPResetALL.zip (33.6 KB, 507 views)
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16 Oct 2013   #3
RyMantys

Windows 7 Professional 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
try running the sfc /scannow command in an elevated command prompt
Thank you for the response. I am not sure I understand what an "elevated" command promt is.
When I typed "sfc /scannow" in command promt, I get the message "you must be an administrator running a console session in order to use the sfc utility". I am administrator... what am I supposed to do? Could you explain to me step by step how to run this scan?
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17 Oct 2013   #4
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RyMantys View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
try running the sfc /scannow command in an elevated command prompt
Thank you for the response. I am not sure I understand what an "elevated" command promt is.
When I typed "sfc /scannow" in command promt, I get the message "you must be an administrator running a console session in order to use the sfc utility". I am administrator... what am I supposed to do? Could you explain to me step by step how to run this scan?
The directions for opening an elevated command prompt are at the top of the page.

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17 Oct 2013   #5
RyMantys

Windows 7 Professional 64
 
 

Hi, performed all the steps (run the scan 3 times), executed IPresetall. no changes... is there something else i could try?
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17 Oct 2013   #6
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RyMantys View Post
Hi, performed all the steps (run the scan 3 times), executed IPresetall. no changes... is there something else i could try?
You didn't mention if the sfc scan found any problems or not?

I'd like to see the ipconfig/all from this machine if possible.
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17 Oct 2013   #7
RyMantys

Windows 7 Professional 64
 
 

I don't remeber what the scan results were the first time, i think my pc rebooted itself then i tried IPresetall, and the second and third time there was no reboot, everything seemed ok...

Quote:
Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Briareos
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : lan

Ethernet adapter Bluetooth Network Connection:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Bluetooth Device (Personal Area Network)
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 9C-B7-0D-68-92-18
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 10-1F-74-17-12-92
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : lan
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Atheros AR9485 802.11b/g/n WiFi Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 9C-B7-0D-68-5A-50
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::99c9:db91:3942:db5e%11(Preferred)
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.66(Preferred)
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : vendredi 18 octobre 2013 00:27:21
Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : samedi 19 octobre 2013 01:51:32
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.254
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.254
DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 295483149
DHCPv6 Client DUID. . . . . . . . : 00-01-00-01-19-9A-F7-98-9C-B7-0D-68-5A-50
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.254
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled

Tunnel adapter isatap.lan:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : lan
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft ISATAP Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Tunnel adapter isatap.{75FF9EC6-4D7D-42D4-870A-15EC06C382E4}:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft ISATAP Adapter #2
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Tunnel adapter Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
IPv6 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 2001:0:9d38:6ab8:24ed:253b:d696:ef3d(Preferred)
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::24ed:253b:d696:ef3d%15(Preferred)
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : ::
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled
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17 Oct 2013   #8
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

According to the ipconfig you are online with a valid IP. You might want to run the sfc scan again so we can confirm if there are any system files problems or not.

Have you tried resetting the router yet because I'm not seeing anything wrong with the connection.

It sometimes helps to delete the old wireless profile for this connection and create a new one.

You might try to update or reinstall the driver for the Atheros AR9485

System restore may help in these cases but last resort as it hardly ever works.
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18 Oct 2013   #9
RyMantys

Windows 7 Professional 64
 
 

ok i'll do another sfc and give you the details. i don't know how to reset a router or how to tinker with wireless profile... but i'll reinstall the drivers for anything that has to do with connection and come back with the results
thanks

scan says: "Windows Resource Protection did not find any integrity violations."
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18 Oct 2013   #10
RyMantys

Windows 7 Professional 64
 
 

started reinstalling network drivers... got a blue screen... o.O
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