Article ID: 131353
When using one of the Microsoft TCP/IP-32 command line utilities (PING.EXE, FTP.EXE, etc.), the following error message appears:
Unable to initialize Windows Sockets interface, error code 0
This error occurs when WSOCK.386 is corrupted or not loaded in memory.
To correct this problem perform the following steps:
Article ID: 131353 - Last Review: June 22, 2014 - Revision: 4.0
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