Thanks Moe and Larry,
I have eventually sorted out my printer/hard-drive sharing problem.
The printer set-up appeared not to work in the "Add (network) Printer", but when I went to print from Word, everything works OK. The warnings issued during set-up were very misleading...I assumed the set-up hadn't worked...how wrong was that!!
My hard-drive sharing problem seemed to be related to the fact that I had (for some unknown reason) two installations in the "network connection" set-up of my NIC. I deleted both and re-installed.
I also removed the unwanted protocols (NetBEUI and IPX/SPX)
The network seems fine on TCP/IP protocol....much faster.
Is there a limit to the number of bindings? Maybe this was my problem?
I now move on to finish my Host/Client set-up so I can access the internet from both machines.
Thanks again....great web-site!!!