View Full Version : WSAstartup() failed

02-05-2013, 03:45 PM
"WSAstartup() failed, or you have the incorrect version of WinSock installed" I get this message whenever I try to download a torrent. I wonder if anyone is familiar with the problem and knows a remedy?

Speedy Gonzales
02-05-2013, 04:12 PM
Open a command prompt as admin if you're using Vista +. Then type netsh winsock reset. Then type exit, then reboot. Then see if it works

06-05-2013, 04:14 PM
Speedy, many thanks for the suggestion which I'm afraid left me no further forward. I note that you mention Vista -- I should have noted that I am running Windows 7. I ran the Cmd as administrator, types in the phrase you suggested and it reported that the Winsock catalogue had been reset, rebooted, but found the same problem.


Speedy Gonzales
06-05-2013, 04:38 PM
See if the 2nd post helps (http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-system/resettingrepairingreinstalling-winsock2-testing/aa044f6b-00e2-406b-8edb-cba5c4799cf2)

I would say Winsock 2 is corrupt