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(NT) Problem solved. Thanks.
So what did you do to fix the Error 50?
The error 50 is also killing me. I am using a IBM T42 ThinkPad with WP Prof. IBM and Microsoft tech help have been unable to figure out how I can get my dial up to work.
What did you do to get rid of the Error 50?
I have the same problem I'm also using SBC yahoo dialup and are wondering if thats the cause ?? do you have a fix Please
error 50 I've tried everything PLEASE share what solved it
I have gateway Notebook, Winxp with SP2 included, softk56 modem dial-up connection:
1. Did everything posted above with resetting settings
2. Ran Winsockxpfix--but I need to run it and restart EVERY time!
3. Followed directions from:
which totally shut down my modem and drivers and made me have to use ''go back'', to get on line again, then download a modem driver and re set up modem entirely. BTW when I run diagnostics on modem or drivers they check out all ok.
4. I was told I would have to uninstall my entire computer --reformat, reinstall all software and all files--trying not to do that--teh tech was going to charge $95 and take my computer for 3 days (I never met him--am trying a budget solution on my time). My gateway did not come with original OS CDs or drivers just CDs to create a startup-set of disks--by the time I did this I believe my system was corrupted already so I am reluctant to use the disks--I emailed gateway and they are mailing me the original OS and modem drivers.
That's it--error 50 is STILL ruing my life--Please, please, please share the solution--its such a headache.
Many thanks (please notify me if you have a solution at email@example.com THANK YOU
RE: PLEASE share what solved it
One thing that seemed to work for awhile was deleting the modem in the Device Manager and Add Remove > turn off then unplug the computer > remove the modem hardware from the computer > plug in and start the computer. After the computer fully starts repeat everything except ''re''install the modem hardware. This seemed to be the most reliable method and has worked for others.
As I mentioned this only worked in my case for awhile. Then I did it all over again with the exception of reinstalling the modem in a different modem slot. This aslo worked [for awhile].
Then I remembered I have a ERUNT back up on CD and restored the registry with it. This workes, but only for awhile.
I have run CPU and memory tests and perhaps every freeware local and online malware scan known to man and found no problems. In my case I think mabe The modem or HD is going bad but I just can't replace them yet.
I'm beginning the think that the #50 (as well as #6) errors are catch-all errors for DUN problems that MS can't figure out.
I am trying to find a freeware ''registry compare'' utility to help me figure out what keeps changing. There are many but I have not yet found one that I can quite figure outor easly use.
Perhaps someone with insite to just what causes this problem will teach us all just what the deal is.
I hope this helps.
Reply to: This seeme to be working [so far]
So far the rarepair.zip I found at http://forums.practicallynetworked.com/showthread.php?t=6781 is working like a charm. I really din't understand about RAS or NDISWAN component and haven't found an explanation I quite understand. Perhaps one of you guru's out there can explain it in layman's terms.
No luck with error 50 still
I tried the link:
again just in case it would work also for me, but no such luck. After I ran it, it automatically reinstalled the modem driver, or I manually installed it and it checks out fine with the diagnostics. Only when I try to create a connection with it, it cannot find or recognize the modem. I tried all sorts of things to sort it out but again had to go back to an earlier date and time to at least get back on line.
Gateway recommends a destructive OS reinstall; and if that doesn't work, sending them the notebook for repair.
I just cannot wait to backup all of my files, set up my old desktop, load all of my old software and data files, then do it all again when the notebook gets back.
If anyone recommends aparticular memory stick (type, brand, and model) please advice.
I would welcome any more success efforts that last for the error 50. What is causing this error in the first place? Why is it so successful? Its baffling.
It would be ger-r-r-r-ate if the Guru's at CNet would...
help us learn about causes/fixes for this "Error 50 All items connected. The request is not supported." deal.
I did run across these pages
regarding the matter.
Regarding the one about Window Firewall. Remember that running more than one firewall at a time can be troublesome. And that while Windows Firewall is better than no firewall, probably any other firewall is better than Window Firewall.
Hope this is of some help.
Help for dial up users
I've been using dial up for 3 years now and the best 1 - 2 combination is Advanced Windows Care 2.10.26438 and TZ Connection Booster 2.6 . Advanced Win resets some of the settings that TZ Conn. configures but it won't make that much of a difference on dial up . This has been the most solid connection i've had in 3 years .I can't help with the error 50 but it's possible Advanced Win will fix it up for you . Please try these 2 apps , they have worked for me . Good Luck .
Error 50 dialup help
Had the same problem with win98XP home. Tried RArepair.exe but did not work. Decided to look for possible problems with running applications. Did control-alt-delete to enter task manager. Application tab showed winfax pro running. I removed winfax pro from applications box. Modem response increased and no further error 50 problem. I can now go on and off the net without rebooting.
Hope this solves the problem for others.
With error 50 fixed no more winfax capability
I sent my notebook to gateway to fix the error 50. I think they wiped the hard-drive. I had to reload all software except win xp. Afterwards--now I can no longer send a fax via winfax. If I try it starts to send it, I get a blue-dos-like screen then the computer re-starts. I've seen this problem on the web but no solutions. How do you fax anything?
Still no fax but dial-up connection is great!
Did you figure out how to fix this? I've been back and forth on the phone with my ISP and Gateway for a month and still don't have it fixed! HELP! My PC does the same thing that you described. I get the error 50 message after I disconnect and then try to reconnect. It connects after I turn the computer off and restart it. I've only had this new pc since January! AGAIN...HELP!