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WINS Service Generates a System Error 1 Incorrect Function

This article was previously published under Q140971
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 thatwas built from a WINS Server with a different IP Address, make sure the IPAddress of the WINS Server is identical to the WINS Server that thedatabase originally came from.

For additional information, please see the following article(s) in theMicrosoft Knowledge Base:
ARTICLE-ID: 171927
TITLE : Missing WINS Directory Causes Missing/Corrupt Error
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Article ID: 140971 - Last Review: 11/01/2006 06:12:28 - Revision: 4.1

  • Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 3.5
  • Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 3.51
  • Microsoft Windows NT Server 3.5
  • Microsoft Windows NT Server 3.51
  • KB140971
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