I tried Googling around for an answer for this problem but I couldn't find one. So I'm posting here for help. When I try to open uTorrent, I get this error:

WSAStartup() failed, or you have the incorrect version of Winsock installed.

This just happened out of the blue. I have no idea what may have caused this. When I try to reset winsock with the 'netsh winsock reset' command in console, I get this error:

Initialization Function InitHelperDll in NSHHTTP.DLL failed to start with error code 10107 Access is denied.

And yes, I have run cmd.exe as administrator.

Could someone please help me out here?

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It seems your winsock is corrupted. A solution would be to log into another healthy PC and export the winsock and winsock2 registry keys only from

HKLM/System/CurrentControlSet/Services

to a flash drive, import them to your local registry, reboot your machine. Else copy the winsock.dll files from another healthy PC. The DLL is be located at:

c:/WINNT/system32/winsock.dll

Replace in your machine and reboot it, your problem will be fixed.

  • I don't have winsock file but winsockhc file (Windows 10) – Vlado Pandžić Mar 16 '16 at 1:36

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