Monday, July 27, 2015

Winsock XP Fix Tool

1.  Open a browser and go to: If for any reason this site is not operational, go to and search for “Winsock XP Fix” and download the tool.

2.  Scroll down the page until you find the ‘Download’ button.  Click it to begin the download process.

3.  The site will try to contact a download location.  If you are using Win- dows XP with Service Pack 2, you will need to click on the ‘Information Bar’ on the top of the page while it contacts the download site in order to allow it to download this file.  Click on “Download File” from the Information Bar and the site will refresh itself.

4.  The File Download dialog box will appear.  Click on “Save” to save this file to your computer.  This will allow you to transfer it to a CD or Flash Drive to take to the infected computer.

5. The file you downloaded will look similar to this icon here.  All you need to do is double-click it to start the program.

6.  Once the utility is started, all you need to do is click “Fix” and let the program do its magic.  You can use the ReG-Backup built-in utility here, but it may or may not work.  Your best chances at backing up your registry is to use the tools provided by Windows to do so.   The computer will need to restart after this step and your networking should be restored.

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