Proxy errors on Windows platform

On Windows®, if you see the error "Proxy refuses to start with socket error code 10038" in the proxy log, it means that the proxy refused to start and returned a socket error code of 10038. This can occur due to issues with the drivers provided by some third-party layered service providers (LSPs).

To rectify this situation, you need to run the following from the command line:

netsh winsock reset catalog

The command resets the Winsock Catalog to a clean state. Be aware that it might affect your installed applications that use the internet. You might need to reconfigure or reinstall such applications, so use the command cautiously. The command will ask to restart Windows.