Reset Netsh Winsock in Windows® XP
What are the reasons for resetting Netsh Winsock Reset command in Windows XP?
Winsock is the short form used to represent Windows socket. This is an Application Programming Interface. It is used to communicate with other machines in same network through the TCP/IP protocol. This acts as an interface between the TCP/IP client network and the protocol stack. With the Winsock reset command, you can replace all the settings associated with Winsock. Most of the network problems arising in the system are the result of corruption in Winsock settings. Even if the system shows the network connection, none of the packets will be transferred between systems. Thus, you need to reset the settings associated with Winsock.
Following are the ways to use winsock reset command, and the tips to fix various issues that occur due to this command:
- Ways to use Netsh winsock reset
- Tips to fix issues
Resolution of networking problems is the main cause behind the use of Winsock command. Through this command, you can reset the Winsock catalog into a clean state or to an earlier state. This command in turn resets all the settings associated with TCP/IP settings in the system; this will be useful when the system faces any of the serious issues related to network connection.
Ways to use netsh winsock reset
The initial step that you need to do is to start the Winsock command is to open 'Run' from start menu. You need to type cmd and the command prompt will appear. There you need to type the 'netsh winsock command'. You need to press 'Enter' and type 'exit' command in the next line, followed by the reset command. This will close the DOS screen. You need to restart the system and open the Windows registry through 'regedit' command in DOS screen again. You need to delete all the existing services from Winsock and then install all the new files.
With the careless usage of Winsock command, you would get various issues. This may affect the network connection in the system, if you do not reset it correctly. The network sharing will also be affected with this command. The incorrect usage will corrupt the Internet connection sharing feature and thus the sharing also will be prevented. So it is always better to use the command properly to avoid all those issues. You need to take up a back up of old services, in case, if any of such issues occurrs with reset command.
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