So after installing windows 7 the other day, everything seemed to be working properly. I was able to access all of my network shares to my file server, and other machines in the house.
Even yesterday this all worked as normal. But now today I am unable to communicate with any other pc in the house. either by \\pc-name or \\ip-address. I receive the error 0x80070043: The network name cannot be found.
From a command window, I am able to ping all machines I have tested to, by IP address, and by hostname.
Starting a virtual XP session within Windows 7, I am able to browse to the shares in the XP session.
In the network section, no PCs are visible excluding the local PC. Attempting to browse to the local PC via the network results in the error message "The specified network provider name is invalid".
All PCs are in the workgroup "WORKGROUP"
Browsing around the network via my laptop functions with no issues.
Browsing the the windows 7 PC from other pcs works without issue.
Any suggestions would be incredibly helpful.
Thank you in advance.