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Cannot Ping Windows 7 Computer

I have a Windows 7 Pro Lenovo. The firewall is disabled but I cannot get a ping reply. Any suggestions on how I resolve this?
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Do you have installed any third party firewall?  Usually comes with Security Solutions.
mail2clkAuthor Commented:
Only Sophos. No firewall was installed.
Dash AmrCommented:
is it just Ping that is not replying ?  can you rdp this machine,  can  it  get an IP ?
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Dash AmrCommented:
go to Control Panel > Network and Sharing Center > Change advanced sharing settings , and make sure that these are turned on: Network discovery , File and printer sharing .
John HurstBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Also make sure Client for Microsoft Networks is installed and working in the Network Card of the Windows 7 machine.

Then, on the Windows 7 machine, reset TCP/IP.

Open cmd.exe with Run as Administrator
Then  netsh int ip reset c:\resetlog.txt
Also, ipconfig /flushdns followed by net stop dnscache followed by net start dnscache
Restart the computer
Dave BaldwinFixer of ProblemsCommented:
Ping (ICMP) is a separate service and has to be enabled in the Firewall setup.  Turning off the firewall does not enable ping.  See the ANSWER on this page: http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-networking/how-to-enable-ping-response-in-windows-7/5aff5f8d-f138-4c9a-8646-5b3a99f1cae6
Dash AmrCommented:
Gajendra RathodCommented:
Please mention output of ping command. ( Request timeout or destination not reachable )
Mike SunCommented:
Also, if you are pinging by name, try pinging by IP address...

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