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Winsock Reset
Posted by Marc Gordon (Import) on 31 January 2013 12:17 PM
WINSOCK RESET
Reset Winsock (XP) 
1. Click Windows Start, then click Run. 
2. In the Open: field type CMD, then click OK. The Windows Command Console (black DOS window) will appear. 
3. At the blinking cursor, type netsh int ip reset c:\Reset.txt 
4. Press Enter on the keyboard. 
5. At the blinking cursor, type: netsh winsock reset 
6. Press Enter. 
7. At the blinking cursor, type: exit. This closes the Windows Command Console window. 
8. Restart your computer. 
Reset Winsock (Win 7-Vista) 
1.Click the Windows Start button. 
2. Type Cmd in the Start Search text box and press Ctrl-Shift-Enter (keyboard shortcut to run Command Prompt as Administrator). Click Continue to allow elevation request. 
3. Type netsh winsock reset in the Command Prompt shell, and then press the Enter key. 
4. Type netsh int ipv4 reset in the Command Prompt shell, and then press the Enter key. 
5. If you use ipv6, type netsh int ipv6 reset in the Command Prompt shell, and then press the Enter key.

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