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Windows XP doesn't respond to ping due to default firewall rules. This is expected behavior. If you want ping replies you need to change the ICMP section of your network adapter / firewall (depending on XP SP) to allow "Incoming echo requests". See http://csg.trinhall.cam.ac.uk/tips/firewall/winxp as just one example on how to do that.
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