Yeah I've never had much fun dealing with Samba either. But anyway... the "workgroup" setting should be the same as the workgroup that the XP machine is in. If it's not, it won't show up in your "network neighborhood". Once the machine is showing up there, it's eaiser to just browse your network neighborhood as if it were any other folder than fiddle with the direct path, so that's usually what I do. If you can't get it to show up, then you might want to cut your config file down to the bare minimum and then start adding the security options and whatnot back in that you want to have in there. Samba is really picky about file permissions and user access, so it's easy to get snagged on something simple. You can check your config file for errors by typing "testparm" from the command line.
If you've fiddled with the services of the XP machine, then you might have turned off some services which will stop XP from recognizing the share as well. Windows being windows, if that's the problem then it'll just not work and you won't get much in the way of a useful error message.
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