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An IPsec negotiation Failure is preventing your connection

  1. #1

    Posts : 2
    Windows 8.1

    An IPsec negotiation Failure is preventing your connection

    I am unable to connect to the internet conventionally through my windows 8.1 computer, because of this issue. However, I can connect through the internet through the windows 8 store apps of Google, but of course I don't haven nearly as much functionality. I want to get internet back up and running, but i dont know how to solve this error. I no that how to start solving this is something called audit logging, but i cant find anything like a tutorial to start doing that. Any Ideas? additional information:
    Gigabyte laptop
    intel core i7-3630qm
    Nvidia GeForce GTX 660M/2 gb
    wireless 802.11b/g/n + BT v4.0
    windows 8.1

    Note:Yes I have look up a solution on Google, and the solution is audit logging. Does anyone know how to audit log because i cant find anything that's remotely a tutorial on how to do that

    also, all soltuions seem to apply only to window versions before 2005, so i'm not sure how relevant these solutions are to windows 8
    Last edited by gabr; 21 Jan 2015 at 10:46. Reason: a response by a user

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  2. #2

    Thanks for using Eight Forums to assist you!

    Obviously you aren't able to connect to the internet. But I have one question: How did you post this?
    And anyways, there is a possibility that you have a virus causing this. It could be a virus that disrupts internet connection which doesn't allow the user to download a safety scanner like the one below:
    Microsoft Safety Scanner - Free Virus Scan with the Microsoft Safety Scanner
    But that's just for viruses. If you think it's Malware/Spyware, use the link below:
    Use these links if possible.
    If you are able to, go to your router and do the following:
    1. Look for the cable that powers the router.
    2. Unplug it and the routers lights should go off.
    3. If there is a refresh button, press and hold for 5 seconds. This may drain excess energy.
    4. Wait 1-3 minutes before plugging the cable back in. Wait for all the lights to come back on.
    If the above fails, try a drive error scan
    In Windows 8, Microsoft has redesigned chkdsk utility the tool for detecting and fixing disk corruption. In Windows 8, Microsoft introduced a [COLOR=#215ac3 !important][COLOR=#215ac3 !important]file [COLOR=#215ac3 !important]system[/COLOR][/COLOR][/COLOR] called ReFS, which does not require an offline [COLOR=#215ac3 !important][COLOR=#215AC3 ! important]chkdsk[/COLOR][/COLOR] to repair corruptions as it follows a different model for resiliency and hence does not need to run the traditional chkdsk utility.
    The disk is periodically checked for file system errors, [COLOR=#215ac3 !important][COLOR=#215ac3 !important]bad [COLOR=#215ac3 !important]sectors[/COLOR][/COLOR][/COLOR], lost clusters, etc, during Automatic Maintenance and you now no longer need to really go and run it. In fact, Windows 8 now even exposes the state of the file-system and disk via the Action Center or under the [COLOR=#215ac3 !important][COLOR=#215ac3 !important]Drive[/COLOR][/COLOR] properties in File Explorer. If potential errors are found, you will be informed about it. You can continue to use the computer, while the scan is carried out in the background. If errors are found, you may be prompted via a notification to restart your computer.
    If you wish to nevertheless manually run a scan, you can do so. Earlier you had to schedule Disk Error Checking for the [COLOR=#215ac3 !important][COLOR=#215ac3 !important]system [COLOR=#215ac3 !important]drive[/COLOR][/COLOR][/COLOR] and for drives which had files or processes or folders opened. In Windows 8, error checking starts right away, even on the system drive and it longer needs to be scheduled at start-up. Only if some errors are found, will you have to restart to let Windows 8 fix the errors.
    To begin the scan, right-click on the Drive which you wish to check and select Properties. Next, click on Tools tab and under Error checking, click on the Check button. This option will check the drive for file system errors.

    To begin the scan, right-click on the Drive which you wish to check and select Properties. Next, click on Tools tab and under Error checking, click on the Check button. This option will check the drive for file system errors.

    Click "Start," then click "Run."

    Read more :


    1Type "cmd" in the Run dialog box that opens, then click "OK." If the Run option is not available on the Start menu then type "cmd" in the Search box on the Start menu, then press "Enter."

    2Type "CHKDSK drive_letter:" ( for example, CHKDSK C: ) at the Command Prompt on the black window that opens, then press "Enter." If you want the errors to be automatically fixed, then use the following command "CHKDSK drive_letter: /F" (for example, CHKDSK C: /F).

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  3. #3

    Posts : 2
    Windows 8.1

    sorry but none of your suggestions helped me. I know that Audit logging is suppose to help, but I have no idea how to do that. Can someone help me on that?
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  4. #4

    Posts : 209
    Windows 8.1 (HOME not Pro) 64bit

    start googling that issue if you already didn't..

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  5. #5

    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7

    Power-off both router and modem. Put it back on after 30 seconds.
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  6. #6

    Posts : 209
    Windows 8.1 (HOME not Pro) 64bit

    AMEN to whs.. that should be the first thing you try actually..
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