windows xp cannot find computer

I use a windows xp computer in a network. I can ping to another computer in the network without a problem. The other computer has a shared folder. If i try to seek the other computer (with the ip address) i cannot find it. hats wrong?
ludoverstraeteAsked:
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shivsaCommented:
go to other computer and check this.
Right-click on "Local Area Connection" and then click on Properties.  Go to the Advanced Tab and make sure that "Protect my computer and network ... " is not checked.
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shivsaCommented:
Try running the network settings wizard on each computer.  Of course, make sure that they have different computer names but the same workgroup name

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;308522
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Luc FrankenEMEA Server EngineerCommented:
If you're using fixed IP-adresses, make sure they're on the same subnet.

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stevenlewisCommented:
xp pro or home?
Netbios over tcp enabled? (it is disabled by default)
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ludoverstraeteAuthor Commented:
xp pro and nw link netbios is not active
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shivsaCommented:
try enabling netbios.
but in this way u will openup your computer for world too, u may need to install firewall/anti virus to avoid this.
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shivsaCommented:
also verify if these 2 compuetrs are in the same workgroup.
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