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WSA Startup Problems


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I have a PC in bad shape. When I try and start the Linksys utility to start the networking, I get a pop-up stating the following:

10093: Successful WSAStartup Not performed.

I have done some searching and can't find much of anything on WSAStartup. Any suggestions/ideas would be greatly appreciated.
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Have you tried reinstalling the Linksys software?
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Several Times. I even tried to uninstall the PCMCIA card drivers. The WSA seems to be some type of a Windows Socket procedure. That is all I can figure out for now. I also have a problem where I cannot run the Add/Remove Programs program from the conrol panel. Not sure if this is a related problem or not.
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Try this repair utility:
http://www.geekstogo...ction=show&id=7

"This Utility Restores (WinSock and TCP/IP) Registry Keys, that may become Corrupt after Removing the Host Program that Modified them."

Basically some viruses and ad-ware (New.net for example), modify your tcp/ip or internet connectivity settings. Removed said program can leave lingering entries and that may be causing problems. I've used this tool successfully for over a year now, just to make sure that network settings where restored.

If you're not sure that you are as clean as you need to be when it comes to network settings, etc. Just run it and make sure.


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Holy Smoley!!!!!!!!

IT WORKED!!!!!!!!!!

This is great. I spent about 1 hour on the fone with Linksys support, and basically all they told me was to re-install the software and driver and when that did not work, they wanted me to call Microsoft support.

Thanks for ALL of your help. <_<
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You welcome, glad we could help. <_<
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You welcome, glad we could help. :tazz:

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It was Norton that incompletely eradicated Targetsoft Adware on my computer that caused the same problem. I am a consultant and my laptop is my life. Norton wrote back and said you have a virus, call our pay hotline. After two days of sweating, I googled the error message "WSA Startup" and was directed to you. You guys had a routine that saved me! I love you! (figuratively speaking)
MANY!! thanks,
Bill F.
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I'm having this same problem. I've DLed the fix that the ADMIN posted, I will let you know in a little while if this works. (as I have to get back to the other computer @ home)

THankx
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:) I, too, got the message window "10093: Successful WSA Startup not yet performed" and suspect it was caused after doing a registry cleanup and then file system conversion from FAT32 to NTFS. Don't know which operation caused it. BUT, the Winsock download fixed it!!

:tazz: Thanks very much for saving me hours and hours of time. I was also getting ready to call LinkSys but decided to Google the problem first.
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