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Resolving 'error 10047'

If you are trying to start a host service and you received an Error which says: Error 10047: An Address Incompatible with the Requested Protocol was Used.

If you receive this message try the following:

  1. Open a Command Prompt window
  2. Type netsh winsock reset and press Enter
  3. Reboot the computer.
Article last updated: 27 September, 2022