I would like to help, but you have to provide more information that what you have written.
The appletalk protocol on Windows? Hmm... I know that this can be done by installing 'Services for Macintosh' which is NOT installed by default on WindowsNT server and Windows 2000 Server. I not to sure on the client side. Use the system installer disk to install these drivers and consult your help files.
If you are not using server software and you want to connect your Mac to a client PC, I recommend you buy DAVE 3.1, which is an excellent piece of software. This will make your Mace enable to connect to any PC, client or server and use PC printer as well. Cost is around £70 ($100),
Hope it helps.