Repeating WInsock Errors

Hewlett-packard / Pavilion zv6100 (ec365ua#...
March 1, 2009 at 11:37:34
Specs: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, 2.193 GHz / 1022 MB
I am using hi-speed internet via a Linksys Router and Comcast. I am cable connected although I can run wireless if desired.

I can run for about an hour but I eventually lose the internet connection with an error related to Winsock, A reboot always corrects the problem.

I have tried the solutions in the Microsoft Knowlege Base with no luck.

Has any one had this problem and/or can suggest a solution?

What is a Winsock error?

My next step is to reinstall Windows XP but I would like to avoid it if at all possible.

Thank You to all who take the time to respond.

Have a Great Day!


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March 1, 2009 at 12:53:40
Download the fix from here:


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March 1, 2009 at 12:59:32
Have you > Start > Control Panel > Network Connections, right clicked on > Local Area Connection > Repair

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March 1, 2009 at 13:04:16
More help here, if needed.

How to determine and to recover from Winsock2 corruption in Windows Server 2003, in Windows XP, and in Windows Vista.

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March 1, 2009 at 18:24:47
Tnx to all who answered ... I have already tried the suggestions in the MKB with no success ... their last resort fix was a reinstall.

I also tried the SNAP WinsockXPfix program and it didn't fix it. However .. I do have a Question ... Do I run this when the problem occurs or before it occurs ... ie. is it a preventative or a fix?

I will try the Network Connection repair the next time it occurs, Maybe, if nothing else it will fix the problem quickly and not require a reboot which on my computer takes about 5 mins ... a workaround anyway until I can find a permanent solution.

Any more suggestions would be greatly appreciated.


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March 1, 2009 at 19:31:03
You should be getting an error number , scroll down to the bottom of this page. Do a search of this site, to see if your number is here, or google it.

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March 2, 2009 at 06:03:45
Here is another link for information and fixes ---

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