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pomorain

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Hi,
I've installed a linksys network adapter card in a Toshiba Satellite
4090CDS laptop running Windows 98SE. When I boot up I get the message
"successful WSAStartup not yet performed" and no internet connection.
Linksys say this has nothing to do with their product but is a Winsock
problem. Any thoughts on how a non-very tech-savvy person could solve
this?

I should add that the particular laptop ran a linksys adapter
successfully before. Then, when it was on loan, someone very small
pulled out the card and broke it. I tried using another (cheaper) card
which I couldn't get to work on it (though it's working fine on my Dell
Inspiron 8500 with Windows XP). So I installed the linksys card from my
dell onto the Inspiron and came up with this WSA Startup problem.

What I've tried:

I've uninstalled the network adapters, run winsockfix and reinstalled the Linksys card. After I ran winsockfix I thought I had succeeded - the message didn't come up when I rebooted. Then when I installed the Linksys card up it came again.

Any help really appreciated.

Padraig :tazz:
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SpaceCowboy706

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Hello Pomorain and welcome to Geeks To Go,

If I am understanding you correctly your current configuration is as follows:

Toshiba Satellite 4090CDS laptop with Windows 98SE
Linksys network adapter card (WHAT MODEL ? )
ELCHEPO network card (WHAT AMNUFACTURER AND MODEL ? )

Your trouble shooting so far is as follows:

Linksys say this has nothing to do with their product but is a Winsock problem..... (DOES THE ERROR MESSAGE INCLUDE A SOCKET ERROR # ? )
Installed a different ELCHEPO network Adapter card and got the same results.....
Uninstalled the network Card...
Ran winsockfix.....
Re-installed the Network card....
Error message went away until you reinstalled the card (LINKSYS OR ELCHEPO ? )....


At-a-glance......with the current information, my searches are returning that you may have:

1) Ran some form of adware cleaner (HAVE YOU ? ) after installing the drivers and it may have deleted one or more of the winsock.dll, winsock32.dll, wsock.vxd, and wsock32.vxd files.

2) "Sometimes" winsockfix doesn't always replace the missing files needed... and sometimes you have to resort to more complex means of restoring these files other than an executable file.... luckily I can help with this... :tazz:

Windows includes Winsock (Windows Sockets) files that it uses to connect to the Internet. If other software that uses Winsock installs different versions of these files, Windows might not be able to connect to the Internet correctly. If you have multiple versions of the Winsock support files on your computer, rename the extra copies so that Windows does not use them.

Follow these steps to see if you have the required winsock files:


Uninstall the linksys card and reboot the machine then complete the following...
1. Click Start, click Search, and then click Other files or folders.
2. Under Look in, click the disk on which Windows is installed.
3. Click More advanced options.
4. Select the Search system folders check box.
5. Select the Search hidden files and folders check box.
6. In Name of file or folder, type: winsock.dll
7. Click Search.
NOTE * If the results list includes more than one file with this name, rename all versions of the file that are not located in your Windows\System32\dllcache or Windows\System64\dllcache folder.
- TO RENAME A FILE -
- A. In the results list, right-click the file, and then click Rename.
- B. Type a new name for the file. For example, change the file name extension from .dll to .lld.
- C. Press ENTER
8. Repeat steps 6 and 7 three times, but in step 6, type winsock32.dll, then wsock.vxd, and finally wsock32.vxd.
9. Restart your computer.
Reinstall your network card and restart your machine.... If this does not help you correct your problem then...


PLEASE ANSWER THE CAPS LOCKED RED QUESTIONS SO I CAN RESEARCH YOUR PROBLEM FURTHER AND PROVIDE YOU WITH SOME MORE ACCURATE FEEDBACK.
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