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Windows Xp Home Duplicate Name Error Message At Start Up

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#1 espenolie


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Posted 15 April 2008 - 04:29 PM

Hi. Hoping the experts on here can help me out.

I receive the message "A duplicate name exists on the network" when I start up my desktop. I am using Windows XP Home edition on an e-Machines. It has SP2 and I have searched all the available tutorials for this fix and can't find it.

I have isolated it to the "workstation" services in the windows services through msconfig but can't figure out how to fix it other than leaving the system service turned off. I can't do that forever, and I am hoping someone knows how the heck I can fix this problem. It just showed up out of the blue. Microsoft is no help. They want $60 to tell me they can't help me, and I am not willing to pay that for very little assistance, if any.

Thank to anyone who knows the answer. I am forever grateful.


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Posted 15 April 2008 - 06:21 PM

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#3 hamluis



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Posted 15 April 2008 - 06:21 PM

Possible answer: http://ask-leo.com/a_duplicate_name_exists...o_i_fix_it.html


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