Windows XP The default Windows installation, Discuss tips, tweaks, drivers and more!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  (#1) Old
ck19 ck19 is offline
Junior Member
 
Posts: 20
Join Date: Oct 2008
Default ! Duplicate Name on Network - 10-28-2008, 11:40 PM

When i start my computer up i get an error that says this in the taskbar. It is most like due to to my desktop being on the same network, how do i fix the names so one is different. I have tried fixing the windows user name and that did not work.
Reply With Quote
  (#2) Old
medicThree medicThree is offline
Senior Member
 
Posts: 403
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Middle Earth
Default Re: ! Duplicate Name on Network - 10-28-2008, 11:46 PM

http://compnetworking.about.com/od/wind ... e_name.htm
Quote:
Answer: The "Duplicate name exists" error indicates the (NetBIOS) name of the Windows computer conflicts with some other name on the network. Most commonly, this happens when another Windows computer on the local network uses the same name. This error can also occur when one of the connected Windows workgroups has the same name as the computer.

"Duplicate name exists" errors prevent a Windows computer from joining the network. The computer will start up and function in an offline mode only. To resolve this error, simply change the name of the computer to one that is not used by other local computers (or Windows workgroups), then reboot.

Note that a network administrator should also verify the Windows Internet Naming Service (WINS) is up to date. In rare instances, "Duplicate name exists" is a false error reported when old information is stored in the WINS database.

If that doesn't help(it should) then:http://www.google.com/search?rlz=1C1...ame+on+network
Reply With Quote
  (#3) Old
ck19 ck19 is offline
Junior Member
 
Posts: 20
Join Date: Oct 2008
Default Re: ! Duplicate Name on Network - 10-29-2008, 12:36 AM

thanks, i was changing my xp user name instead of the computer's name
Reply With Quote
Reply

« Previous Thread | Next Thread »
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Copyright © 2008-2016 MyDellMini.com.