Wsock32.dll Extraction Instructions
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--- Restore WSOCK32.DLL ---
Run the System File Checker - Start, Run
Choose "Extract one file..."
Click Start, and where it says "Restore from"
choose the location of your
Win98 cd (Precopy1.cab) or cab files on your hard-drive.
Where it says "Save file in"
Once it's done, you'll need to reboot to
complete the installation.
Reboot into Dos (**see alternate option details below).
extract /a win95_10.cab wsock32.dll /l c:\windows\system
Note that the above may vary depending on the version of W95 you have.
Helpful file restoration information (from the MS "knowledge" base):
Win95_11.cab on the Windows 95 CD-ROM
Win95_18.cab on the Windows 95 OSR2 CD-ROM
Win95_12.cab on the Windows 95 DMF disks
Win95_19.cab on the Windows 95 non-DMF disks
How to Extract Original Compressed Windows Files
**alternate option details
Click the START MENU|SHUT DOWN
RESTART IN MS-DOS MODE
EXTRACT /A C:\WINDOWS\OPTIONS\CABS\WIN95_11.CAB WSOCK32.DLL /L C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM
Insert your Windows95 CD-ROM and type:
EXTRACT /A D:\WIN95\WIN95_11.CAB WSOCK32.DLL /L C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM
The "D:" assumes your CD-ROM drive is "D:".
Note: You may need Windows install CD or diskettes
for some Windows 95 PCs.
If you cannot extract a clean copy of the Wsock32.dll file from your CAB files for some reason then:
Download self-extracting Wsock32.dll files available from this site.
(This is only necessary if cannot extract a clean copy of Wsock32.dll from your CAB files!!)
- Power down
- Start the PC in Windows Safe Mode (hold down F8 key while booting)
- Using Windows Explorer, find the self-extracting file you downloaded above, run the self extracting file. It will then auto install Wsock32.dll into your System folder.
- Shut down and reboot
- End Instructions -
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