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FTP.EXE won't run any more -- s_perror could not be located in the dynamic link library MSWSOCK.dll

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Windows XP 64 bit.  The ftp.exe program has been working, driven by 3rd party software, for years including a couple hours ago.  Tried to send the same files (with slightly different content) failed about an hour ago.  There don't appear to be any extraordinary events (ie, power failure, crash, etc).  Rebooting didn't help.  Will run a virus scan (just in case).

ftp.exe - Entry point Not Found
The procedure entry point s_perror could not be located in the dynamic link library MSWSOCK.dll

Sounds to me that either ftp.exe or MSWSOCK.dll is corrupted.  But how would we fix it?
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Do sfc / scannow
and it will recover corrupted windows files :)
sfc /scannow

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Thank you.  Away from that computer right now but will test as soon as I can.
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by:Hugh McCurdy
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Yes, that worked.  Since I'm marking this for addition to the knowledge base, this link (that I found once I had the answer) might be useful for future visitors.

http://www.microsoft.com/resources/documentation/windows/xp/all/proddocs/en-us/system_file_checker.mspx?mfr=true
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