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When you start the WINS service, the following error message appears:
A System error has occurred System Error 1 has occurred Incorrect Function
Possible causes of this error message are:
A corrupt WINS database.
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.
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