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I have an issue with the windows xp 2009 virus. I have been able to deal with this virus and clean it out of most of the machines I have come across with the infection. The issue I have is with the server service. It says that it is running and for the most part it works (mapped drives work and shared printers work) but when you try to go through network places or type in a network address (\\server\file) it comes back with the error message server service is not started and it fails to open the file. I have uninstalled file and printer sharing for microsoft networks (which is what installs the server service) restarted and reinstalled it but that was no help. I am thinking that there is probably a registry key that may need reset or changed but I am unsure which ones are related to this service and  what their default settings are. I would think that if I can uninstall the service delete all related keys, reboot and reinstall it should take care of it. If anyone can give me at least the registry keys associated with this service or a way of repairing it i would be grateful.
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Hi,
I might be barking up the wrong tree here, but this fixed a similar issue for me on a client's PC a short time ago.
http://www.snapfiles.com/get/winsockxpfix.html
Give it a go.
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I just wanted to let anyone else know if they run across this what I ended up doing was running malwarebytes and trojan remover through the computer and then running the winsock fix program that computergeekjsy recomended and that did take care of it. I beileve the tcp/ip stack became corrupted during the virus removal and the regular winsock fix through the command prompt did not take care of it.
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Thanks for the help I have used that before and had forgotten about it. It did the trick after getting the virus removed.
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