WINS Service Generates a System Error 1 Incorrect Function

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SYMPTOMS

When you start the WINS service, the following error message appears:
A System error has occurred
System Error 1 has occurred
Incorrect Function

CAUSE

Possible causes of this error message are:
  • A corrupt WINS database.

    -or-
  • You are attempting to start the WINS Service with a WINS.MDB file that was built from a WINS Server with a different IP Address.

RESOLUTION

If your WINS database is corrupted, rebuild the WINS database.

If you are attempting to start the WINS Service with a WINS.MDB file that was built from a WINS Server with a different IP Address, make sure the IP Address of the WINS Server is identical to the WINS Server that the database originally came from.

For additional information, please see the following article(s) in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
ARTICLE-ID: 171927
TITLE : Missing WINS Directory Causes Missing/Corrupt Error

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Article ID: 140971 - Last Review: November 1, 2006 - Revision: 4.1
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 3.5
  • Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 3.51
  • Microsoft Windows NT Server 3.5
  • Microsoft Windows NT Server 3.51
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