Request timed out pinging own ip address

  hampster 15:58 25 Oct 2003

I'm trying to network two PC's both running XP.
One PC gives the "request timed out" message when I ping it's own IP address (
I do get a reply from the loopback address(
I have tried moving the NIC to a different slot and have also tried a new NIC. The LED on the NIC is on.
I had this problem on a new PC some months ago &
just reloaded XP but would like to avoid that if possible.
Any ideas?
Thank you

  hampster 19:43 27 Oct 2003

Beta and wiznyme.
In answer to the first question. When I ping the IP address of the machine (
I get the message "Pinging etc. etc"
and then " Request timed out". (Repeated 3 times).

In answer to wiznyme I'm not on site at the moment
so I can't try anything. I did try another nic in
another slot and had the same problem.
Thanks very much for your help I will try the reset when I get a chance and post the result!


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