Solved

MS - Winsock Version 1.1 problem with 16 bit Apps.

Posted on 2000-03-28
8
177 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-28
OS:  Windows 98  IBM ThinkPad Model 770

1.  First, I am not sure what I may have installed to cause this problem but I defiently have one!

I can no longer run 16 bit applications such as:

Crosstalk 2.0
Mailroom  3.1  http://www.sierrasol.com
etc..    

Crosstalk gives me a "stack error"
Mailroom tell me "Microsoft Windows Winsock Version 1.1 eror" when trying to send a email.

I am looking to find out how I can correct this with having to blow away the system and rebuild everything?

Please help!!!
0
Comment
Question by:brewman
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 3
  • 2
  • 2
  • +1
8 Comments
 
LVL 21

Expert Comment

by:gemarti
ID: 2667453
Open your config.sys file and put in the statement:

STACKS = 64,512

See if that helps
0
 

Author Comment

by:brewman
ID: 2667806
I tried your recommendation and it did not work.  I am pretty sure somthing must have got corrupted.  I know that the 32 bit programs like Outlook still work fine.  It is just the programs that use the Winsock 1.1.  

I did not want to mess with it as I am unexperienced so if you have any other ideas, pass them along.  

I will be happy to up the points to the person who  can help me resolve this issue.

Thanks so much!
0
 

Expert Comment

by:webpaver
ID: 2670965
Since you have Win98, have you considered going into system tools --> system information and system file checker?  Check the files for corruption and if need be, extract your winsock file again - perhaps it is corrupt.  This would be an easy way for an inexperienced person to check/solve the problem.
0
Technology Partners: We Want Your Opinion!

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

 

Author Comment

by:brewman
ID: 2673236
How do you extract your winsock file?  I tried doing the file cheker and it did not seem to help much.
0
 

Expert Comment

by:webpaver
ID: 2673455
Sometimes, going into your network properties (provided you aren't on a network) and uninstalling then reinstalling dialup adapter and TCP/IP will refresh the winsock file.  You might try that.  You could also give uninstalling/reinstalling DUN a shot, too.  Just remember to reboot the computer between uninstalling and reinstalling.  
0
 

Expert Comment

by:stedan_98
ID: 2728382
i think this might help:
i had the thought that maybe there are different versions of winsock (i program in vb and there are several different versions including beta from microsoft)
gimme your email address and ill send you mine just put it in your windows directory (c:\windows\) providing that is where you installed windows and everything should be fine...
(why do you want to run 16bit applications anyway :))
0
 

Author Comment

by:brewman
ID: 2728440
Stedan:

Thanks for you comments.  I am sorry I should have removed this question sooner.  I have recently figured out how to resolve the problem.   Apparently, I must have installed some program that remove Version 1.1 becasue I went back looking through Control/Add/Remove Programs and discoverd there was a option: Restore Original Configuration of Winsock V1.1

This resolved the problem.

There are still may 16 bit applications I use at work.

Thanks for your help and everyones help.  This is aan awesome website.

Mike
0
 

Accepted Solution

by:
stedan_98 earned 200 total points
ID: 2731844
so i dont get the points??? thats mean
:(
0

Featured Post

MS Dynamics Made Instantly Simpler

Make Your Microsoft Dynamics Investment Count  & Drastically Decrease Training Time by Providing Intuitive Step-By-Step WalkThru Tutorials.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

The Windows functions GetTickCount and timeGetTime retrieve the number of milliseconds since the system was started. However, the value is stored in a DWORD, which means that it wraps around to zero every 49.7 days. This article shows how to solve t…
When asking a question in a forum or creating documentation, screenshots are vital tools that can convey a lot more information and save you and your reader a lot of time
Windows 8 came with a dramatically different user interface known as Metro. Notably missing from that interface was a Start button and Start Menu. Microsoft responded to negative user feedback of the Metro interface, bringing back the Start button a…
Windows 10 is mostly good. However the one thing that annoys me is how many clicks you have to do to dial a VPN connection. You have to go to settings from the start menu, (2 clicks), Network and Internet (1 click), Click VPN (another click) then fi…

717 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question