My apologies, i should have been a bit more clear. When I'm on one of my laptops (vista, or 7)and i try to access my desktop's (XP home) shared folders. I get a popup window titled "Connect to" PC-name and asks for a username/password. The sharing worked 2 days ago before i installed VMPlayer and that wireless usb driver(both have been uninstalled). From the desktop i can access both laptops' shared folders without any problems. Its just when i go from laptop(s) to desktop is where i'm having the issue. I even did a restore point and that didn't work
@antiZig the File and Print sharing for MS Networks, properties is greyed out
@Area51reopened thanks for the link. but it doesn't seem to resolve my issue.
Any more suggestions?
Thanks for the responses!