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920dsn

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I ran Spybot to remove spy ware, then I loaded Ad-Aware to remove additional spy ware. When I reboot I receive an error message "Winsock2 must be loaded on this machine". My CD Rom also doesn't read CD's and now I have a CD stuck in the drive otherwise I'd look to restore the Winsock2 from some application and remove and restore communication drivers. (I removed them in error) UGH What to do? :tazz:
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You should reinstall your tcpip/network .

Start >Control Panel > Network

As a bare minimum, you need TCPIP, a network client, and a network adapter

This is 95, but it works for 98 as a guide

http://www.onecomput...king/dialup.htm

If you are fortunate, your windows cab files are on your harddrive (depends on who set it up)
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Thanks for the info in the TCPIP. Do you have any idea how I can get my CD-ROM to read? It was working just great and then all of the sudden kaput. It flashes the light 3 times but isn't even spinning the CD and sometimes the CD becomes lodged inside. So frustrating!
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cd-roms are probably the most prone to fail part in a computer of your age.

You can clean them with a cd-cleaner, and you can remove them from device manager to see if they reinstall, but ultimately, there are a lot of moving parts and a low powered laser in them which adds up to problems beyond the fifth year.

You can get one for $20 now.
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Thank you for your help. I'll give all of these a try. Not sure how to put in a cd-rom but i'll try. Can't afford a new pc so will replace this item. Again much thanks!
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