Sometimes your computer may display the message “Replace Winsock Windows XP”. This issue can be caused by a number of reasons. To repair Winsock if Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2) is installed, type netsh winsock reset at a command prompt, and then press Enter. Warning. Programs that access or control the Internet, such as clients such as antivirus, firewall, or proxy clients, may be affected if you run the netsh winsock reset command.
Most internet connection problemsoccur due to corrupted Winsock settings. Can get windows socket settingsdamaged by the installation of network software or possibly due toMalware infection. You can connect toInternet, but packets are not sent in both directions. And errors likeThe page cannot be displayed when using Internet Explorer. TheseThe article lists methods (with links to third party websites) to reset / restoreDefault setting for Winsock configuration.
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article
Windows XP Service Pack 2 – New Compa ndy Winsock NETSH
Two new Netsh commands are available in Windows XP Service Pack 2.
Reset Netsh Winsock Directory
This command dumps the Winsock directory toStandard complete set. This can be useful if a bad LSP is installed.leads to loss of network connection. It can be restored using this commandThe network connection should be used with care as there is noYou must reinstall the previously installed LSPs.
Netsh Winsock Exhibition Catalog
This command displays a list of Winsock LSPs.installed on the computer.
Lavasoft Ad-Aware SE LSP Explorer add-on can generate more information than NETSHoffers options for backing up, restoring LSP and exporting parts to HTML /Plain text file. Using the report, you can easily identify third party LSPs.product, company name, and corresponding LSP vendor file name.
Download / Install OS with Lavasoft Ads
Visit stplugin page and install the LSP Explorer plugin for supported ads (pllspexplorer)
Launch Ad-Aware and click the Add-ons button
Double click and run the LSP Explorer add-in
Download the Sample LSP HTML Report (6KB ZIP archive).
Pay attention to resetWinsock using netsh winsock reset catalog command in SP2 removes them allthird party LSP and reset Winsock to factory defaults. ExistingPrograms using native LSPs need to be reinstalled. Example..Google search on your desktop.
To exitresults in the file type specified on the command line (CMD.EXE)
Show Netsh Winsock Directory> C: lsp.txt
Click here to seeNow a sample file -lsp.txt