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I recently started receiving the above-mentioned error which is apparently a Winsock error message it is preventing me from checking my e-mail with Gmail, although there is no problem with my e-mail was ATT e-mail and MSN mail. I found a number of supposed fixit programs which found a great number of errors in my registry (although Wyse and Glary did not find anything wrong with my registry?) And offered to fix them for a fee. I would much rather not pay! :-)

Does anybody here know what is causing this error and how to fix it? oh – I am using Windows 7/ultimate and Live Mail as my e-mail reader.

Thank you.


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Did you look at this:!msg/gmail/tFsI9dJUCSM/… ? – Serge Oct 16 '12 at 0:17
Can you post a little more info on the actual error you receive? – snowdude Oct 16 '12 at 11:02

This is bizarre! I have two external USB drives. For some reason the writing-to-disk red-LED was on yet the drive itself could not be found. I turned the drive off and turned it back on and wiggled the USB cable. I got the familiar USB doink sound. The disc-access light stayed off, I could access the drive normally and I can now send and receive e-mail as I used to: problem solved.

Why would a loose USB cable manifest itself as a Winsock Error?!?!

In any case, problem solved.


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