Friday, April 22, 2011

How to Fix Third-Party Winsock Errors

The Windows Socket API, also known as Winsock, is a feature of the Windows operating system that determines how third-party software can access a PC's network services. If you have installed a third-party network tool or program and are receiving errors concerning Winsock, you should reset the TCP/IP configuration in Windows. This process will reset the Winsock settings and allow you to connect to the Internet again.

This article will help you to fix third party windsock errors.

  1. Log on to your PC with an administrator account.
  2. Open the "Start" menu and click on "Run," or press the "Windows" and "R" keys simultaneously.
  3. Type "cmd" into the dialog box and hit "OK" to launch a blank command prompt window.
  4. Type "netsh int ip reset c:\resetlog.txt" into the command prompt window and hit "Enter" to execute the command. This command will reset your TCP/IP configuration and Winsock settings.
  5. Restart your PC and try connecting to the Internet again.