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How far a loopback packet sent from an application layer goes on TCP/P layers?

Assuming that I want to check if my ethernet card is working fine, if I send a ping from a cmd on Windows, how far the sent packet will go? I mean, the packet will fall down over all the TCP/IP layers ...
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Why has Microsoft never implemented a loopback interface in Windows?

First things first: I know that you can install a sort-of-a Loopback Adapter in Windows. But what I really found strange is that there exists nothing like lo on Windows. At all. From The missing ...