I have a Windows 7 Pro 64bit SP1 laptop that for over a year was happily on our hardwired work workgroup. A couple of weeks ago I formatted the laptop and ever since I am able to see and use the networked printers but can't see any computers on the network through the Network section on the Windows 7 pc.
I am so blocked out that even my own pc, which does show up in networking, rejects my connection attempts.
I can access the internet.
I can ping other pcs.
I can remote access to other pcs.
I only can't access shares and browse other pcs.
The other pcs on the network are a combination of WinXp and Win server 2003.
I have tried the network sharing and registry edit fixes that are regularly proposed. I have turned off the win firewall and uninstalled Norton.
I have also renamed the workgroup on the Windows 7 pc and set it back again without fixing the problem.