Q: PING: transmit failed, error code 5. This thread is locked from future replies

Hi chris,

i have also similar problem like that.  my network connection is ok & its working fine but i am not able to ping  giving following error


Pinging with 32 bytes of data:
PING: transmit failed, error code 5.
PING: transmit failed, error code 5.
PING: transmit failed, error code 5.
PING: transmit failed, error code 5.

Ping statistics for
    Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 0, Lost = 4 (100% loss),


And network connection showing unplug

showing error :- Connection stetus : unknown "the dependency service or group failed to start"

when i going to start "network location awareness" serivece giving error 1073741288.

In all this condition i able to surf network smoothly. but not able to ping % local area connection showing unplug on taskbar.

Please help me out from this problem..




Hello Swapnil,

Thank you for posting your question to the Micrsoft Answers Forum.

I am not exactly sure of the issue as your question was split from the previous thread.

What are you trying to ping? Another computer on your network? Are you in a domain environment?
Are all of the computers in your network, Windows Vista, or Windows XP?

One thing you can check it to go into the registry.

1. Open Start Menu >> Run and type regedit and press Enter key

2. Navigate to the following path
3. Locate the key restrictanonymous

4. Double click the key, set the value to 0 and press OK
5. Exit Registry and restart your computer for changes to come into effect.

Please reply back and let us know if this helps with your error.


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