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NETSH.EXE Error Message

by docjay1 / August 21, 2009 11:58 PM PDT

After installing a Linksys WRT160N Router I receive the following error message upon start-up and approximately every 10 minutes while using computer:

Windows Error Message Title: nmctxth.exe
This application has failed to start because NETSH.EXE was not found. Re-installing the application may fix this problem.

Note: The router appears to be working fine. I called Linksys and they were not familiar with this error.

I am using Windows XP SP3.

Please help . . .

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Re: installing a router
by Kees Bakker / August 22, 2009 12:07 AM PDT

Installing a router doesn't imply installing software. You just plug the router between the ADSL/cable-modem you used before you used a router and you can use it, although maybe you need to reset some settings using IPCONFIG, because the gateway address will change. tells this is not a Microsoft Windows program, but part of Network Magic. Are you sure you need it? My guess is that nothing will go wrong if you go into the startup tab of msconfig and uncheck this program, so it won't run after the next boot.
It makes some sense that Linksys doesn't know about the error if it is neither their program nor an OS program they need.

I suspect you did more than you tell us in your post: installing a router.


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same problem
by cscorry / January 2, 2010 11:42 AM PST

I just installed the Linksys 160N router and encountered the same problem. I utilized Linksys' "Set-up Service", a service that allows you to call a help desk and the "support expert" walks you through the set-up process. The support person used "Cisco Webex" to view my display screen and coach me through set-up. after disconnecting I rebooted my computer and began receiving the NETSH.EXE error message.


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