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I have tried to install the latest version of Yahoo Messenger after
uninstalling the older version. When trying to run the Yahoo installer I get
a window pop up that says "The procedure entry point freeaddrinfo could not
be located in the dynamic link library Ws2_32.dll" . Is this a windows bug
and if so how can it be fixed? I'm running XP Pro with Service 2 pack.

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Firey
 

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"Firey1990" <Firey1990@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:FE0B0FA8-6CF7-4AD6-8017-1BA5D4C901C2@microsoft.com...
>I have tried to install the latest version of Yahoo Messenger after
> uninstalling the older version. When trying to run the Yahoo
> installer I get
> a window pop up that says "The procedure entry point freeaddrinfo
> could not
> be located in the dynamic link library Ws2_32.dll" . Is this a
> windows bug
> and if so how can it be fixed? I'm running XP Pro with Service 2
> pack.


In Windows Explorer, when you right-click on the .dll file and select
Properties and look under the Version tab, does it indicate who actually
wrote that dynamic link library (DLL) file?

You could try booting using the installation CD for Windows XP and
running a Repair (not the first offered Repair option which puts you
into Recovery Console mode but the second Repair option which performs
an in-place upgrade of the OS). However, if you have applied Service
Pack 2 but the installation CD is pre-SP2 then you need to create a
slipstreamed CD that incorporates SP2 into the new installation CD that
you create before you do the repair. Otherwise, you will be "repairing"
your OS with old versions of files (and a subsequent Windows Updates
might not update them all back to the current service pack level that
you had).

You could also try downloading the file from
http://www.dll-files.com/dllindex/dll-files.shtml?ws2_32. However, it
is likely that the file will be inuse so you won't be able to copy it
atop the existing file. You will need to try booting into Safe Mode w/o
networking or into Recovery Console mode to see if you can replace it
then.

Hmm, I just noticed that the file is a protected system file so a copy
of it is under C:\Windows\System32\DLLcache. Well, perhaps it is there.
If you run "sfc /scannow" to run the System File Checker, it will check
if the version of the file is different than the cached copy in the
DLLcache folder. However, if the file is not in DLLcache folder than
you get prompted to insert your installation CD (and if it is pre-SP2
then you end up copying in the old version of this file and why you need
the slipstreamed CD).

I copied my ws2_32.dll to a temp directory (so I could putz with it) and
use FileSnoop (from PC Magazine) to look inside. The Information tab
will list all the externally accessible entry points (i.e., callable
functions) within the DLL file. There is an entry point named
"freeaddrinfo".
http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-us/winsock/winsock/freeaddrinfo_2.asp
describes the function in that DLL file.

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