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How to fix “Event ID 2505: Server Could Not Bind to Transport” error on Windows

You may have noticed a new error appearing in Event Viewer after the recent Windows 11 update. This update seems to be related to network performance. Let’s see what this error does and what you can do to fix it.

What does the “Server Could Not Bind to the Transport” error mean?

“Server Could Not Bind to the Transport” error
“Server Could Not Bind to the Transport” error

You may have spotted this error message in your Event Viewer. Event Viewer is a great tool for Windows troubleshooting, so if something goes wrong, you should double check what’s going on to make sure everything is fine.

The entire error message reads as follows:

The server could not bind to the transport DeviceNetBT_Tcpip_{XXX…} because another computer on the network has the same name. The server could not start. <

This error message may appear at startup or during normal use. Error Event ID 2505 indicates that there is an error with the File and Print Service.

Simply told, this is a transitory error brought on by a NetBIOS connection issue with the File and Print Service.

What should be done to fix the Event ID 2505 error?

Actually, the answer is no. This issue, which may be seen in the Event Viewer, primarily affects aesthetics. According to technical support personnel on the official Microsoft community page, this issue is unimportant to the computer’s overall performance and can be disregarded without worry.

Possible solutions for troubleshooting

Reset the Winsock directory to fix the problem
Reset the Winsock directory to fix the problem

If this error bothers you or you feel it is related to a specific network error, you can try the following solution:

1. Click on Start.

2. Type CMD in the search bar.

3. Right-click on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator to open CMD with admin rights.

4. Type the command netsh winock reset into the Command Prompt window.

5. Press Enter button.

This will reset the Winsock directory and hopefully prevent the error from appearing in the future. Other possible fixes may involve more basic network troubleshooting, especially for wireless devices. You can check out the basic network troubleshooting guide for more information.

Despite being a fairly common error, Event ID 2505 is said to be completely harmless and doesn’t even require remedial measures. Over time, Microsoft will likely resolve this bug in a future update. Now, you can continue to browse the web without worrying about your wireless connection being affected.

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