There is a duplicate name on the network

Discussion in 'Wireless Networking' started by jimsfield, Jan 7, 2009.

  1. jimsfield

    jimsfield Guest

    I bought a used laptop that had XP Pro installed but came without a Windows
    disk. The Windows installation became corrupted. I was unable to repair it
    so I reloaded XP home. Now I get an error message: there is a duplicate
    name on the network. I know this means there are 2 computers that have the
    same name and by changing the name of the laptop I can resolve this issue but
    I don't want to change the name of the laptop. This occurred because I gave
    the laptop the same name it had before I loaded XP home. Renaming it is an
    inelegant solution. Where do I go to remove one of the duplicate names? Is
    the message coming from my laptop? from my router? or from my desktop which
    is on the other computer on the network?
    jimsfield, Jan 7, 2009
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  2. Hi
    Try to rename the laptop and leave with a new name for few days.
    After few days and few reboots try to rename it back to its original name.
    Jack (MS, MVP-Networking)

    "jimsfield" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    >I bought a used laptop that had XP Pro installed but came without a Windows
    > disk. The Windows installation became corrupted. I was unable to repair
    > it
    > so I reloaded XP home. Now I get an error message: there is a duplicate
    > name on the network. I know this means there are 2 computers that have
    > the
    > same name and by changing the name of the laptop I can resolve this issue
    > but
    > I don't want to change the name of the laptop. This occurred because I
    > gave
    > the laptop the same name it had before I loaded XP home. Renaming it is
    > an
    > inelegant solution. Where do I go to remove one of the duplicate names?
    > Is
    > the message coming from my laptop? from my router? or from my desktop
    > which
    > is on the other computer on the network?
    Jack \(MVP-Networking\)., Jan 7, 2009
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