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I finally got it working by running this program which fixes WinSock problems. http://www.spychecker.com/program/winsockxpfix.html\ Thanks for your reply, though. ksa "Glen Starrett" <grstarrett at cox.net> wrote in message news:cdsfrj$4gh$1 at paris.nodomain.org... > ksa wrote: > > Hello All, > > > > I have installed CVSNT 2.0.51 on a Windows XP machine. When i tried to add a > > repository from the control panel, it gives me a error saying "Repository > > Initialization failed" and asked me to run a command from the command > > prompt. > > > > If i run it from the command prompt, i get the following error > > > > C:\Program Files\cvsnt>cvs init > > cvs init: Error connecting to host 127.0.0.1: An invalid argument was > > supplied. > > > > cvs [init aborted]: Couldn't connect to lock server > > > > Can someone point me in the right direction to fix this. > > > > Thanks > > > > > > It sounds like LockServer isn't running on your machine. Make sure > you've set it to run and that should take care of the lockserver error. > The exact service name is "CVSNT Locking Service". > > If it is running, then you might have Anti-Virus or a firewall > interfering with it. There's also a utility I've seen referenced here > that fixes the XP networking stack in some cases. > > > -- > Glen Starrett