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How to Fix Windows Socket Error

In order to understand what a Windows socket error is, and how to fix it, you first need to know the basics about windows socket. Windows socket is a specification in Windows. Its main function is to define how the network programs will communicate with each other, or how windows software access the network. A good example of these would be how an FTP client or a browser access the internet, that is, through windows socket.

Errors sometimes occur whenever the windows socket becomes corrupted during the removal or a spyware or adware. You are able to identify a windows socket error whenever the basic commands such as ipconfig does not work, or if you have absolutely no internet browsing capabilities.

The way to fix a windows socket error is to reset the entire Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) on your Windows computer. You can do these by either using the command line, downloading a third party application and the like.

Windows Socket Error Command Line Repair

In order to reset the TCP/IP network stat, follow the steps below:
1. Go to the command prompt.
2. Type in the following command: netsh int ip reset resetlog.txt
3. This command will rewrite the required registry keys for the TCP/IP to function correctly. If this does not fix the problem, then proceed with the next solution.

Reset the Windows Socket Using netsh
1. Go to the command prompt.
2. Type in the following command: netsh winsock reset catalog

This command will reset the Windows socket to its default configuration. The risk here is that if you reset your Windows socket to default, several programs may be lost, and you might have to reinstall them. These would be programs like Google desktop search and other similar programs.


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