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kernparker

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I recently purchased a Samsung netbook running xp. I set it up in the same workgroup as my Vista desktop, and I was immediately networked. (Both computers are connecting through my wireless router) I could use the desktop's printer and shared files (by double clicking the desktop icon and logging on with my administrator password), and I was happily networked for several weeks.

Then something happened, and the network link is broken. I can still see the desktop from the netbook when I view workgroup computers, but when I doubleclick the desktop icon I get the dreaded "Desktop is not accessible. You might not have permission ..." error message.

The desktop is running Norton's firewall, but disabling that does not help the problem. As far as I know, I have done nothing that would break this link, and I'm wondering if an os upgrade might have changed things so that the old method doesn't work.

I'm mystified, and would greatly appreciate any help that might be out there.
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Give This tutorial by SpaceCowboy706 a read, it's got just about everything you'd need to know..
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