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No network, weird message

Ken Wickes [MSFT] Mar 16, 2004 1:48 PM
Posted in group: microsoft.public.windowsxp.network_web
I have traced several of these problems to improperly configured winsock
LSPs.  Run "winmsd" and go to Components/Network/Protocol.  Look at the
names in the list, anything with "MSAFD" in it or the "RSVP xxx Service
Provider" should be fine.  Anything else is suspect, and uninstalling the
owning program might help.

If that fails or your provider list is empty, you may need to rebuild the
catalog from scratch.  The following instructions will rebuild your catalog
for TCP/IP.  If you are using any other transports (If you don't know, then
you probably aren't) then you will have to reinstall them as well.

NOTE:  You may want to print out these instructions or save them to your
hard disk before starting.

1. Backup and delete the following registry keys


2.  Reboot

3.  Go to the network connections folder, right click the icon for your
network connection, and select properties.

4.  Click install, choose "protocol", and click "add..."

5.  Click "Have Disk...", enter "\windows\inf", click OK

6.  Select "Internet Protocol (TCP/IP), click OK

7.  When the process in complete, reboot


Ken Wickes [MSFT]
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"Lost and Confused" <> wrote in message
> Okay.  Computer lost connectivity randomly, as far as i
> now nothing happened to it.  Now, it pulls an Automatic
> ip, the widnows 169.254 b.s.  If you do the renew
> command, it says
> "Error on Interface bla bla:  An operation was attempted
> on something that is not a socket."
> I tried replacing Winsock and Winsock2 in Registry to no
> effect, and reinstalling networking, to no effect.
> Also, IPSec service and the netlogon service willnot
> start.  They give error message:  " Error 10106: The
> requested service provider could not be loaded or
> initialized."
> Am out of ideas.. please help!