My system one Winnt 3.51 server running on a dual pentium 166 machine with 128MB of ram. I started seeing this problem suddenly for an unexlpained reason. in the event viewer I am seeing the following errors.
a) The Master Browser has received a server announcement from the computer XXXX that believes it is the master browser for the domain on transport Nbf_empci1. The master browser is stopping or an election is being forced. XXXX is the computers name.
b) The browser has forced an election on network \device\nwlinknb because the domain controller(or server) has changed it's role. This same message appears for \device\nbf_empci1, \device\netbt_empci1 and \device\nwlinkipx.
c) a duplicate name has been detected on the TCP network. The IP address of the machine that sent the message is in the data. Use nbtstat -n in a commane\d window to see which machine is in conflict state.
I did that and found out it was the servers IP address and trying to purge the cache with the nbtstat -R command did not work.