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  1. #1
    Junior Member
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    Aug 2004

    i need u r help

    I work for a Broadband ISP and have been coming across an error that nobody knows how to fix. It seems to happen mainly in Windows 2000. The machine can no longer get an IP Address from the cable modem, and when the ipconfig /renew command is given, you get the following error. "An operation was attempted on something that is not a socket."

    (Windows 2000 IP Configuration

    The following error occurred when renewing adapter Local Area Connection: An operation was attempted on something that is not a socket.

    No operation can be performed on adapter Local Area Connection as this connection has its media/cable disconnected.
    I have searched the web and tried all solutions suggested, reinstall TCP/IP, netsh, etc. But haven't had any luck.

    Any suggestions?


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    Hardware guy Super Moderator FastGame's Avatar
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    Apr 2002
    Blasters worm farm
    Sounds like your TCP/IP stack or Winsock library is corrupt.

    First make sure the PC is free of spyware/trojans, then go here and see if this helps;en-us;817571

  3. #3
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    blk helo target, WA
    Winsock fix:

    If corrupted TCP/IP stack. You may wish to try the following command to rebuild it: netsh int ip reset reset.txt

    or this:

    The following posted solution got my TCP/IP stack back in working order. I hope this solution may help others.

    I have traced several of these problems to improperly configured winsock
    LSPs. Run "winmsd" and go to Components/Network/Protocol. Look at the
    names in the list, anything with "MSAFD" in it or the "RSVP xxx Service
    Provider" should be fine. Anything else is suspect, and uninstalling the
    owning program might help.
    If that fails or your provider list is empty, you may need to rebuild the
    catalog from scratch. The following instructions will rebuild your catalog
    for TCP/IP. If you are using any other transports (If you don't know, then
    you probably aren't) then you will have to reinstall them as well.

    1. Backup and delete the following registry keys
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Servic es\Winsock
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Servic es\Winsock2
    2. Reboot
    3. Go to the network connections folder, right click the icon for your
    network connection, and select properties.
    4. Click install, choose "protocol", and click "add..."
    5. Click "Have Disk...", enter "\windows\inf", click OK
    6. Select "Internet Protocol (TCP/IP), click OK
    7. When the process in complete, reboot
    Last edited by lynchknot; August 3rd, 2004 at 17:27 PM.

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