Crossover troubles

I have a crossover cable connecting my XP laptop and XP PC and the 1394 connection is connected. But how do I access the files on my computer? sorry, but i’m new to this.

[COLOR=Red]EDIT: [/COLOR][COLOR=Red][COLOR=Black]Got it. I had to change some IP settings.[/COLOR][/COLOR]

Okay, no i’m getting errors saying ’ The following steps of the repair operation failed: Renewing the IP address.’. Anyone?