I'm getting to be a regular here. I have a laptop (client) computer networked to my desktop (host) computer.
I did have internet sharing as well as files/folders sharing all working just fine until a few days ago. The internet sharing (laptop shares the desktop cable internet connection) continues to work just fine. However, neither computer recognizes the network. Neither compter can find the other. Neither computer appears in Network Neighborhood/Places. As a consequence, I can no longer share files/folders.
I have rerun the Home Networking wizard on both computers and I have reinstalled Client for Microsoft Networks on both computers. File & Printer sharing are set up. I do not know what else to do.
HOWEVER, I'M WONDERING WHETHER SOMETHING WEIRD THAT STARTED ON THE HOST COMPUTER AT ABOUT THE TIME THAT I LOST THE NETWORK CONNECTIVITY IS RELATED TO THE PROBLEM!
I changed the "background" on the host computer & ever since then, I get these strange black & white pixel images when the computer starts its shutdown/reboot and after the Windows Me screen during boot-up. I have never seen these strange images before & cannot get rid of them (I tried going back to the previous "background".)
Any thoughts are appreciated.