On a PC running Win95, I have recently gotten the message that WS2_32.DLL file is missing. To solve this, I tried to install Winsock 2 update (the file downloaded from Microsoft), but then my PC would not behave properly--all kinds of screwy things that made it absolutely unuseable. So I went back into Safe Mode and ran WS2BAKUP.BAT. The PC seems to run OK now, but I again get the message that WS2_32.DLL is missing.
Do I really need this file? I can see the network ok (running peer-to-peer Win9x. We use DSL, so a modem is not mandatory, although it is occasionally used if DSL is down.
Thanks in advance.