Can you check and make sure all these services are set to auto in services.
Click Start and type Services.msc in the dialog box to open the services snap-in.
Then check if the following services are started:
DNS Client service started and on automatic
SSDP Discovery service started and on automatic
UPnP Device Host service started and on automatic
Function Discovery Resource Publication service started and on automatic Why can’t I access my HomeGroup?
There are several reasons why you can’t access your HomeGroup. Here are the most popular reasons for not being able to connect to your HomeGroup.
- Your computer might not be connected to the network the HomeGroup is on. Make sure the computer has network/Internet access. Try having Windows 7 troubleshoot the Internet connection for you.
- Your network location might not be set to Home. Learn how to check and change your network location if needed.
- Network Discovery might be turned off. Learn how to turn Network Discovery back on.
- Other computers in the HomeGroup might be turned off.
- Other computer in the HomeGroup might not be sharing files. Learn how to share files using HomeGroup.
- Maybe someone changed the HomeGroup password. Try checking the HomeGroup password on other computers in the HomeGroup. If the HomeGroup password was changed, change the HomeGroup password on your computer.
- Your computer might not yet be joined to a HomeGroup. Learn how to join or create a HomeGroup.
- Turn off any third party firewalls (usually bundled with antivirus software) that are installed on your computer.
- If none of these troubleshooting tips work, try restarting your computer, or leave and then re-join the HomeGroup.
Make sure that all machines are using the same name for the workgroup, needs to be the same workgroup name
for all machines you want to share with.
Make sure that all your machines are using different