So far I've tried registy Patrol which was recommended by a few threads, but to use its "Fix" function I have to buy it and won't. I was also reading and have not gotten any error messages refering to a Winsock error, but I also read Windows doesn't also give you an error message all the time. Then I tried winsockXPfix v1.2 via MajorGeek website. The tool seems like its going to mess something up becuase it gave me error messages whenever I back-up'd anything from the regsitry.
Forgot to mention, I do have XP Media Center Edition 2005. Before I run the tool, from anyone who's used the tool, what's the chance of something going horribly wrong and or crashing and screwing up my network any worse?