How do I fix error code 192?

Alton Alexander
By Alton AlexanderUpdated on June 4th, 2022

Error code 192 is a Windows error code that indicates a problem with the Winsock (Windows Sockets) settings on your computer. This can be caused by a variety of factors, including incorrect or corrupt Winsock settings, a corrupt Windows registry, or a virus or other malware infection. If you experience this error, you may be unable to connect to the Internet or to certain websites. In some cases, you may also see other error messages, such as "Page cannot be displayed" or "Cannot find server."

1. Restart the computer

To restart the computer and fix error code 192, follow these steps:

  1. Close all open programs on the computer.
  2. Restart the computer.
  3. After the computer restarts, press F8 to open the boot menu.
  4. Select the "Safe Mode with Networking" option.
  5. Follow the on-screen instructions to fix the error code 192.

2. Check for updates

  1. If an update is available, it will be listed in the left pane.
  2. If you want to install the update, click on the "Install" button.
  3. If you do not want to install the update, click on the "Skip" button.

3. Run a virus scan

The steps to run a virus scan in order to fix error code 192 are as follows:

  1. Open a command prompt and type the following command: scannow
  2. If the virus scan results in an error code, then the scan may not have been successful. Try running the scan again and note the error code that is returned.
  3. If the virus scan results in a clean bill of health, then the problem may be with the virus itself or with the computer's security settings. Try updating your antivirus software and your computer's security settings.
  4. If the virus scan results in an error code, then try to find the source of the problem and fix it.

4. Check the system files

  1. Open Command Prompt (Windows key + X, enter “cmd”).
  2. Type “cd” and press Enter.
  3. Type “dir” and press Enter.
  4. Type “md” and press Enter.
  5. Type “cd system” and press Enter.
  6. Type “dir system” and press Enter.
  7. If you see the file “WINRM.dll”, then the system is up-to-date. If you do not see the file “WINRM.dll”, then the system needs to be updated and you will need to follow the instructions on Microsoft’s website to do so.
  8. Type “fixmbr” and press Enter.
  9. Type “fixboot” and press Enter.
  10. Type “cmd” and press Enter.
  11. Type “exit” and press Enter.

5. Check the registry

  1. Navigate to the following key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Tcpip\Parameters
  2. On the right side of the window, you will see a list of registry values.
  3. In the "Values" list, you will see a value named "InactivityTimeout".
  4. Double-click on the InactivityTimeout value to open its properties.
  5. Change the value to 00:00: (15 minutes).
  6. Close regedit.
  7. Restart your computer.

If the answers above didn't work then you should also try:

  1. Clean the registry
  2. Reset the computer