On a different computer, download the WinsockXPFix tool from the link below, then burn it to a CD.. Transfer the file to the problem compute using the CD.. Once it's on the desktop of the problem computer, double click on the file to run it.. It should repair the Winsocks and allow the connection to continue.. Hopefully...
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My friend has a Toshiba Satellite T2050, Media Center Edition, with Service Pack 2. When she turned on the computer it took about 4-5 minutes for the background picture to appear. After another 4-5 minutes everything else showed up. An error box popped up with "cfsserv: windows socket error" The wireless network connection icon showed that there was a connection, but neither Explorer or Firefox worked. She recently downloaded McAfee Security Center. In the wireless network connection properties box, the tabs are "general", "configuration", and "advanced." There is no wireless networks option.
She uninstalled McAfee, that didn't work. Based on another forums thread she did the following
She got an error message saying the rpc server is unavailable.
Based off another thread she deleted ConfigFree. The system still runs slow and there is no connection.