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I am having a Windows networking problem. My system is a Windows Vista x86_64 System. I have a dual boot into Linux, and in Linux the networking works fine, so I know its not a Hardware/Router problem.

Here's the problem: Any attempts to make any connections to any computer whatsoever result in General Failure. If I open command prompt and type in

ping 127.0.0.1

It results in General Failure on all four 32-byte packets before quitting.

This happened, but for some reason when I typed in ipconfig, it still listed the default gateway as my router.

I tried resetting the network adapter. After that happened, when I typed in ipconfig I had no default gateway and my IP is not a 192.168 number (my router's LAN). The same General Failure occured when trying to ping 127.0.0.1.

What can I do to fix this error?

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If you can't ping your loopback address, that generally means there's a problem with the TCP/IP protocol stack. Follow the steps in this answer, to try fixing the issue:

How to reinstall the TCP/IP protocol driver on Windows 7?

Reinstall and Reset TCP/IP (Internet Protocol)

  1. Click on Start button.
  2. Type Cmd in the Start Search text box.
  3. Press Ctrl-Shift-Enter keyboard shortcut to run Command Prompt as Administrator. Allow elevation request.
  4. Type netsh int ip reset in the Command Prompt shell, and then press the Enter key.
  5. Restart the computer.

note: if you're using manually assigned TCP/IP settings, take notes as this will reset to the default 'automatically obtained'

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perhaps, also netsh winsock reset might be of help, if the underlying problem intersects –  XXL Jan 10 '12 at 1:14
    
Thanx, it worked :D –  Leo Izen Jan 16 '12 at 22:43
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