"Unable to initialize Windows Sockets interface, error code 0" error message when you try to use one of the Microsoft TCP/IP-32 command line utilities in Windows for Workgroups
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- Remove the TCP/IP protocol using the Network Setup icon.
- Exit Windows for Workgroups. From the command prompt, change to the Windows System subdirectory.
- Rename the file WSOCK.386 by typing the following command:REN WSOCK.386 WSOCK.BAD
- Restart your computer and start Windows for Workgroups. Re-add the TCP/IP protocol using the Network Setup icon and directing Setup to the location of your TCP/IP-32 files. Remove the TCP/IP protocol from Network Setup and then reinstall it. Answer "Yes to All" to replace existing files.
Article ID: 131353 - Last Review: 06/22/2014 17:56:00 - Revision: 4.0