Fix One or more network protocols are missing on this computer windows 10


Some times Suddenly your Wi-Fi or any other Internet connection stops working. Although your computer shows that it has been connected to Internet but no websites open in browser and there is no sign of Internet connectivity. If you try to diagnose the issue by running built-in network troubleshooter by right-click on Network icon in Taskbar notification area (system tray) and select "Troubleshoot problems" option, it throws following error message after running:

One or more network protocols are missing on this computer

Windows sockets registry entries required for network connectivity are missing

If you are also facing this issue,here i am going to list a few working solutions which will help you in troubleshooting and fixing this irritating issue.


Fix one or more network protocols are missing on this computer windows 10


1. Use command prompt to Reset Winsock

Go to administrative command prompt and over there type the following and press enter

netsh winsock reset


Use command prompt to Reset Winsock

and after the above command has been run successfully, the system will ask you to reboot the PC in order to finish with the reset. Thus, go ahead and restart the machine and check for problems (if any). If you further find no issues with the restarting, your problem has been solved.

2. Delete Winsock Registry And Reinstall TCP/IP

To do this first open Widows Registry ( press Win + R and type Regedit press ok key ) and navigate to .

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\WinSock2

Here delete WinSock2 and WinSock key.

Delete Winsock Registry And Reinstall TCP IP

Now open the Control Panel and go to Network and Internet followed by Network Connections. Now, over here, select Local Area Connection (or Ethernet connection) with a right click and choose properties.

network adaptor properties

From the selection you made, click on install. Here From the next menu, choose Protocol under Select Network Feature Type with a click on add.

Select Network Feature Type

 Now on Next, you have to click on Have Disk in the Select Network Protocol window that appears. Here, choose the system root drive for your PC for installing the file.

select network protocol

Now you need to choose Protocol (TCP/IP) – Tunnels. Simply click on OK ad close the network sharing centre; restart your PC.

 Now, the entire configuration for PC has been recreated, this in turn helps you in getting rid with the entire problem. So no more errors! Once you restart the PC and proceed with the connecting to the web, you will face no problem.

  Update Network Adapter Drivers

Sometimes it might be happening due to a faulty, corrupted, outdated or incompatible driver of Network adapters. If you know your computer manufacturer website, go to the website and download the latest and compatible driver for the network adapter and install it.

Reinstall the TCP/IP protocol

From Start screen, search Command Prompt, select Run as Administrator Type the Command and press the Enter key to execute it:

                netsh int ip reset 


Reinstall the TCP/IP protocol

Then restart the device to apply all changes.

 Disable NetBIOS


Go to Control Panel > Network and Internet > Network Connections.
Right click your network adapter and select Properties.
Highlight IP v4 (TCP/IP) and choose Properties.

 Disable NetBIOS

Click on  Advanced.

Next go to the WINS tab, and in NetBIOS settings section select Disable NetBIOS over TCP/IP.

advanced TCP-IP settings

click ok to make save changes Restart windows and check your problem fixed.

Reset Winsock Catalog to a Clean State

If you still face the problem, try following command to reset Winsock Catalog to a clean state:

1. Open Command Prompt as Administrator and run following command:

netsh winsock reset

Reset Winsock Catalog to a Clean State


Restart your computer and it should fix the issue.

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