DHCP issue

My physical PC's (XP and Win7)  don't receive any IP addresses from DHCP server but all my virtual PC's connect to DHCP and can browse internet. I use ESXi5, my server is virtual DC, DNS and DHCP.  Any recommendations?

Thank you in advance,

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Zephyr ICTCloud ArchitectCommented:
Did something change in your network? Did it stop suddenly? How is the network build up, are these physical PC's behind a router or other layer3 device that should have DHCP helper enabled? ...

When you set a static IP, can you ping the DHCP server from these PC's then? Name resolution working?
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swolff1ITAuthor Commented:
DHCP is on a virtual WIn 2008 server. There are several win7 virtual PC's (all on ESXi5) and physical PC's win7. It's intermittent, I can hard code one of the PC's and be able to ping DHCP, gateway and other devices then in a little while not being able to ping any or some of them. I need to add, that virtual pc's are more consistent and stable but not 100% either. I have to add that I was getting lots of "BAD ADDRESS" errors in DHCP that would fill up the whole scope within minutes, I found an XP box that caused this problem, as soon as I shut it down, errors stopped.
I noticed in the arp table, several devices have the same MAC addresses and this makes me nervous, I think there is something on the network that causes this. I'm not very comfortable with network scanners and not sure how to read the results. Thanks.
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Zephyr ICTCloud ArchitectCommented:
Did you clone these virtual PC's? Maybe they all have the same MAC address because of cloning? You probably checked this already, but better to double check.
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swolff1ITAuthor Commented:
Found network device that was sending "bad pockets"   Thank you your recommendations.
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