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When i ping General Failure

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.
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Brandon2k1
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Farhan KaziSystems EngineerCommented:
Do you have any Firewall enabled (Windows built-in or any other)?
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DeanC30Commented:
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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duckbertCommented:
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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duckbertCommented:
.. forgot to mention it fixed the problem for me!
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Freya28Commented:
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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johnb6767Commented:
Personally, I like to reset it all....

start>run>cmd

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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