try installing netbeui
PRAISE THE LORD
i got it.
every moment of free time for the last 4 days and i got it.
turns out, disable simple filesharing,
thats it, thats all,
I had overlooked it no1knows suggestion before because somone else said it wasn't possible, but I did it and well its all good.
Feeling a combination of extreme relief and frustration with how simple it really was.
Also, some strong side effects of wanting to kill Bill Gates.
But all is well,
Thank so much for all of your help
i'll sleep well tonight
mobo $130 ; 150wOpus-$200 ; 256mb pc2700 -$10 ; 120gb HDD 7200-$70 ; Lilliput TS 7"-$265 ; USB LAN-Free AR ; Rikaline 6010 GPS-$34 ; ShuttleXpress-$37
Total = $746....Carputer = Priceless
i have exactly the same problem,
but it would seem ny editin of XP Home has not got the option to uncheck simple filesharing.. now im stuffed as too what to do,,
coh, ovelooked eh?
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and this is on both my machines..
My 2 cents.
XP Home was not really designed with networking in mind, hence all the problems you've had.
best to have XP Pro on all machines if possible.
then i best 'find' me a copy then