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Won't connect bc of error 6 and 50 - request not supported

by lseefeld / June 20, 2006 2:46 AM PDT

I?m trying to use my laptop (windows 2000) on dial up after a long bout with faster internet. It dials correctly but then gives me the message (6) that the handle is invalid. Now, it has moved on to error 50 ? the network request is not supported. What should I do?

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RE: error 6 and 50
by indigoaven / June 20, 2006 1:11 PM PDT

I did a Google for error 50 dial-up, and found a forum on this very subject. It may have to do with a third party ISP like AT&T, etc. Look at Google's list I believe it was the 4th or 5th listed that had the same question as you.

Good Luck

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by lseefeld / June 24, 2006 2:56 AM PDT

This issue can occur if the RAS or NDISWAN component is corrupted. The
problem can occur after removing some 3rd party program such as AT&T
dial up program because the uninstallation program may not be designed
very well. To troubleshoot this issue, please perform the following

1. Remove Modem driver from the Device Manager.

- Right click My Computer and select Properties.

- Click on Hardware, Device Manager. Click on + sign by modem, right click and
uninstall modem.

2. Delete the dial up connections and remove 3rd party RAS related
program if any.

3. Run the attached file to install RArepair.exe, then run RArepair.exe to
reinstall RAS components. Reboot.

4. Reinstall Modem driver and the 3rd party dial up program if it is
required by your ISP.

5. Recreate the dial up connection and check if the problem is resolved.

This worked for me.

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What attachment, please?
by SlackNet / June 25, 2006 3:04 AM PDT
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This thread is directly responsive to my own needs, but!:

Iseefelt said "3. Run the attached file to install RArepair.exe, then run RArepair.exe to
reinstall RAS components. Reboot", but I don't see how to get any attached file. Are those somewhere accessible on the forum?


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I found the file elsewhere:
by SlackNet / June 25, 2006 6:38 AM PDT
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error 6 and 50 solutions
by agentj994 / July 9, 2009 7:19 PM PDT

I had this problem recently and what I did was a simple system restore to the date I started getting the problem and it fixed the issue..

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