Every time I start my computer it comes up on the screen that "cannot find necessary file WS2_32.DLL without this I cannot use my scanner & it won't let me install any software including reinstalling Windows 98.

Also everytime I set my homepage to my isp the next time I turn it on I get Melvista homepage.No matter what I do it always comes back to this I need to get rid of it.

Thank you


This question was answered on February 6, 2003. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

This happened to my computer once or twice This is a result of a faulty installation or corrupted files or even software incompatability I fixed it fairly easy:

Step one:

download this file http://www.dll-files.com/dllindex/dll-files.shtml?ws2_32

Step two:

UnZIP it into your c:\windows\system and c:\windows\system32

Step three:


This worked for me.

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Posted by Alex of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on February 6, 2003