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Fix One or More Network Protocols Are Missing on this Computer

Windows Network and internet connection disconnected, And running the Network Adapter Troubleshooting tool end with one or more network protocols are missing on this computer ? This Error Mostly Cause if Windows sockets registry entries are missing, the system can’t connect to the Internet And The Troubleshooting Tool Result one or more network protocols are missing on this computer. On checking the details, you get this: Windows sockets registry entries required for network connectivity are missing.

Fix One or More Network Protocols Are Missing

The main Reason for this problem is inconsistency in Windows Sockets API which is also known as Winsock. Stucked Network Components, Corrupted Network Adapter driver etc. If you are alos having Network, Internet connection Issue with error One or More Network Protocols Are Missing Apply Bellow solutions to get rid of this.

Basic Troubleshooting

Make Sure Internet connection is working properly. Try to Restart your Modem, Router and computer / Laptop. Then check Netowrk and internet connection started working.

Check for virus/malware infection by perform A full system scan. You Can do this with good antivirus, Anti-malware with latest updates installed.

Optimize windows performance, By cleaning junk, Cache, Cookies etc using Third-party application like Ccleaner. And Fix Ccleaner have option to fix Broken corrupted registry files.

Run System file checker Tool, To make sure any corrupted, missing system file not causing the issue. Running this tool can Fix and repair corrupted system files.

Reset Winsock

As discussed Winsock corruption is The main Reason for this error problem. And you can first try to Rest winsock which help to fix One or More Network Protocols Are Missing issue.

Open command prompt As administrator, Then type netsh winsock reset and hit enter key. then Type exit to Close command prompt.

netsh winsock reset
netsh winsock reset

After That Restart windows And check Network, Internet connection Started working.

Disable / Enable Network Adapters

Press Win + R, Type ncpa.cpl and hit enter key. Here on network connections window select and right click on Active Ethernet connection ( Network adapter, WiFi Adapter ) and select Disable. Now Restart windows Then Again open Network connection Window and Enable the Ethernet / WiFi connection Which you Disabled previously.

Disable and Enable Network Adapters
Disable and Enable Network Adapters

Reinstall the TCP/IP protocol

Open Command prompt As administrator then Type command netsh int ip reset and press enter key to Reset or reinstall the TCP/IP protocol for your windows computer.

If Resetting failed, with Access is denied as shown image. then we need to take ownership and Full permission to be able to successfully.

Command to Reset TCP IP Protocol
Command to Reset TCP IP Protocol

To take Ownership Open Windows registry By press win + R , Type regedit and hit enter key. Now on left pane navigate to


Registry Tweak to Assign full permission for TCP IP Reset purpose
Registry Tweak to Assign full permission for TCP IP Reset purpose

Right Click on 26 key -> permission -> Select Every one and Checkmark on Full control. Click Apply, Ok And close Registry Editor. Now Again open Command prompt ( admin ) then type command netsh int ip reset hit enter to Reinstall the TCP/IP protocol without any deny error. After that Restart windows and check there is no more internet, network connection problems.

netsh int ip reset
netsh int ip reset

Reconfigure Networking connection settings

If after perform All Above steps still having issue on intenet connection and Troubleshooting tool results One or More Network Protocols Are Missing on this computer then Reset, Reconfigre the network connection Settinsgs by fallowing bellow.

open command prompt as administrator then type below commands and press enter key.

netcfg -d
ipconfig /release
ipconfig /renew
ipconfig /flushdns
ipconfig /registerdns
netsh winsock reset catalog
netsh int ipv4reset reset.log

After perform all these command Restart your computer and check it should fix the issue.

Tweak Registry Editor to Fix Windows Sockets Entries

All Above method fails to fix then we need to manually fix Windows Sockets entries by modifying the registry key. for this open Windows Registry Editor by press win + R, Then type regedit and hit enter key.

Note : We recommend to create restore point before make any modification on windows registry. As registry are essential part of windows wrong modification can cause serious issue.

Fix Socket Entries

Now on Windows registry Editor Left pane navigate to fallowing key.


Right click on Winsock select export. select a location give any name and save the winsock registry backup. Do the same with winsock2 registry Key.

registry tweak to Fix Socket Entries
registry tweak to Fix Socket Entries

Now Right click on Winsock and Delete, Again right click winsock 2 and delete. Then after close registry editor and Restart windows. Now move to the location where you take backup copy of winsock and winsock2 When you find simply double click on it to re-add them.

Update Network Adapter Driver

Also Outdated, Corrupted Network Driver can cause Different Internet or network Connection issues. We Recommend To Update and install the latest Driver software for Network Adapter.

First Visit Device manufacturer website and download the latest available network adapter driver. then To update network Adapter open Device manager by right click on Start menu and Select device manager then Expand Network Adapter. Right click on installed Network Adapter driver then select update.

update network Adapter driver
update network Adapter driver

On next screen either select search and update drivers automatically or you can manually assign the driver which downloaded before. Then follow on-screen instruction to update the driver. Restart windows and check Network and internet connection Problem fixed.

These are some quick solutions to fix One or More Network Protocols Are Missing on this computer or Windows sockets registry entries required for network connectivity are missing. Network protocols are missing etc on Windows computer. I hope After apply above solutiosn your problem will be get resolved. Also Read Fix com surrogate has stopped working Error on windows 10 1709.

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