troubleshooting Question

Windows 7 seeing the Workgroup

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Windows NetworkingWindows OSWindows 7
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Here is my situation. We have a Workgroup on our network. I'm easily able to join and access shared resources on this Workgroup from an XP machine but with a Windows 7 machine, I'm able to join the Workgroup but once I've joined I can not access any of the shares or, to be more specific, I can intermittently access the shares. Randomly, the workgroup PC's will show up under Network and I'll be able to open a share but after a little while I will receive the Network Error,
"Windows cannot access \\PCNAME
Check the spelling of the name. Otherwise, there might be a problem with your network. To try to identify and resolve network problems, click Diagnose."
When I click diagnose, the problem it finds is:
"The remote device or resource wont accept the connection"
I can ping the PC's via there IP address's or the PC names, however I cant connect via Remote Desktop using either the IP or PC name.
I have changed the advance sharing setting, I have disabled TCP/IPv6, I have enabled NetBIOS over TCP/IP, I have completely turned off Windows firewall. I don't know what else to do. Any suggestions?
Thank you in advance for your time and expertise.
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