Windows sockets initialization failed

As I click on various screens, I often get a message that says that Windows sockets initialization failed.  I followed a recommendation on the Internet to delete the sockets registration keys and then reinstall the sockets using a MS utility for XP, but still no success. 
 

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Last updated October 11, 2018 Views 33,375 Applies to:
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I had the same problem. After 2 hours of looking through out-dated/useless/irrelevant articles and websites I came across something that would help. 


It tell u what to do , i.e. reset your winsock or whatever. hopethis helps

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