When i ping General Failure

Posted on 2007-10-12
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Last Modified: 2008-07-22
I have quite an interesting problem. My network appears to be working ok, a little slow. but if i try and ping anything ie the server or the printer, i do not get a reply i just get General Failure.

Any ideas.
Question by:Brandon2k1
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by:Farhan Kazi
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Do you have any Firewall enabled (Windows built-in or any other)?

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Brandon, at the risk of sounding thick, when you say you just get "General Failure" is this the error message?  
If so can you ping from anyother machine?  

The reason I ask is because "General Failure" is not an ICMP error message (according to RFC792), and as such would, to me anyway, indicate a possible issue with either the NIC, or TCP/IP stack on that particular machine.

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duckbert earned 1500 total points
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Had the same problem, could see the internet but couldnt see anything else on the lan. Try running winsock fix - grab it here http://www.majorgeeks.com/download4372.html

Let me know how it goes

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.. forgot to mention it fixed the problem for me!
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duckbert's answer should resolve the issue.  winsock's get corrupted all teh time.  when it does, you have to rebuild the tcp stack with the tool at the link that duckbert suppllied
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Personally, I like to reset it all....


netsh int ip reset reset.log
netsh winsock reset
netsh firewall reset.

Then reboot, and make sure that the SP2 and any 3rd party Firewalls are disabled....

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