Hello, I've tried searching the plentiful problematic posts, but I cannot find my exact dilemma. When it comes to networking, I'm as lucky as the man who played Russian Roulette with a loaded glock. Nothing ever goes my way. I have an XP laptop set up, I used to disable sharing because I couldn't afford to buy any friends for it. But now, I have a new friend running Windows 7. I've run the Network Setup wizard on the XP so, I think I've re-enabled sharing on it. Then I walked over to my 7 machine and ran the network setup disk I made from my XP. I got an error at the end and it told me to manually configure the network. I work with computers all day so I figured I could bang this out no problem. I checked and saw the setup wizard at least changed my workgroup correctly for me. I checked in the networks and I could see my XP laptop, but when I click it to try to access it, I get this error: "Windows cannot access "\\MY-LAPTOP" Then I click Diagnose and it says: "Make sure the computer or device is connected to the network. Windows can't find "MY-LAPTOP" make sure it is turned on blah blah blah..." I looked over and it's still on. Then I learned I needed to set my 7 machine up to use the Work Network, so I did that. But it still is giving the same error I've been getting all night. So then I hit the forums and decided to make this post. I have run out of ideas and given my luck with networking, I'm quitting while I'm ahead and submitting to some more knowledgeable folk. Some other things to note: While setting up my XP network, I changed my computer's name, but then it had to reboot. Also as I said, my XP machine shows up in 7's network screen, but my 7 machine doesn't show up in my XP's network connections screen.