Posted by MOB (22.214.171.124) on March 20, 2001 at 17:11:05:
In Reply to: APPOLOGYS posted by Joke on March 20, 2001 at 16:19:59:
To extract a new copy of the Wsock32.dll file:
This is necessary only if Wsock32.dll cannot be repaired. You need to use the Extract command at a DOS prompt. Follow these steps to do this, using the instructions for your operating system.
Have the Windows installation CD available.
When typing the command, substitute the appropriate drive letter for your CD-ROM drive for the letter x. For example, if you are using Windows 98, and the CD-ROM drive is the drive D, then you would type
extract /a d:\win98\precopy1.cab wsock32.dll /L c:\windows\system
If Windows is installed in a folder other than C:\Windows, then substitute the appropriate path or folder name in the last part of the command that refers to the \Windows\System folder.
For detailed instructions on using the Extract command, see the Microsoft document How to Extract Original Compressed Windows Files, Article ID: Q129605.
As a somewhat easier alternative to the following procedure, if you are using Windows 98, then you can use the System File Checker to restore the file. For information on how to do this, see your Windows documentation or the document Files required for Windows to function are missing or corrupted.
1. Do one of the following:
Windows 95/98 users: Click Start, point to Programs, and click MS-DOS Prompt. A DOS window appears.
Windows Me users: Click Start, point to Programs, point to Accessories, and click MS-DOS Prompt. A DOS window appears.
2. Type the command that applies to your operating system:
If you are using Windows 98, then type the following and press Enter:
extract /a x:\win98\precopy1.cab wsock32.dll /L c:\windows\system
If you are using Windows 95, then type the following and press Enter:
extract /a x:\win95\win95_02.cab wsock32.dll /L c:\windows\system
3. If you see an error message of any kind, then repeat step 2, making sure that you typed the correct command for your operating system and that you typed it exactly as shown. Otherwise, type exit and then press Enter.
To remove the rotating spiral:
W95.Hybris.Gen uses several different plug-ins. The most common is a large, rotating spiral. If you see this on the Windows desktop, follow the instructions in the document W95.Hybris.Plugin.
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