Winpopup stops with conflicting computer name
Posted on 2004-10-01
I have a small (3 pc's - all on Windows 98 SE & are pretty much up-to date via Windows Update) home network using Ethernet protocol & a Hub. My PC's are "Dad" (also Gateway pc for Internet Connection Sharing), "Boys" & "Lucy". I have Winpopup in the startup on all 3 pc's. Sometimes Winpopup on Lucy's pc gives messgage something like - Winpopup cannot run because there's another PC on the network with the same name.
When you OK the message it seems to run ok anyway. Any idea why this is - the other pc's don't give this message.
Lucy's PC was recently replaced with a faster , the old PC was also called Lucy, but probably had a different description. Might that be stored in some way?
It's not desperate, but i'd like to know! Thanks