Solved

I have 3 PC's running Vista and I keep getting bowser errors about who is the master browser

Posted on 2008-09-30
7
1,661 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-05
I have 3 Windows Vista HOme Premium computers. 2 desktop and one laptop. every once and a while  I will start gettting an error in event viewer about who is the master browser. I didnt think I had a master browser but it used to be just the two desktops that had this arguement but today I got the error on the desktop from the laptop that it thinks it is the master browser. The error is" Bowser" Event ID #8003 Can you tell me what this means and who is my master browser? Or do I even have one?
0
Comment
Question by:suzannegrgry
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 6
7 Comments
 
LVL 4

Accepted Solution

by:
whsum earned 125 total points
ID: 22603807
Just disable the windows service 'Computer Browser" to ignore the error. The service only exists for legacy reasons.
0
 

Author Comment

by:suzannegrgry
ID: 22604011
That is it? Why does it happen and what is legacy reasons? otherwise thank you very much . That waws a pretty easy one since no one at my ISP or my computer manufacturer knew what to do. Enjoy your points
0
 

Author Comment

by:suzannegrgry
ID: 22604060
I clicked on the wrong thing the answer was correct
0
Resolve Critical IT Incidents Fast

If your data, services or processes become compromised, your organization can suffer damage in just minutes and how fast you communicate during a major IT incident is everything. Learn how to immediately identify incidents & best practices to resolve them quickly and effectively.

 

Author Comment

by:suzannegrgry
ID: 22604064
The answer was correct
0
 

Author Comment

by:suzannegrgry
ID: 22604084
I clicked the wrong thing. I am sorry the answer was perfectly fine and worked
0
 

Author Comment

by:suzannegrgry
ID: 22604085
I clicked the wrong thing. I am sorry the answer was perfectly fine and worked
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:suzannegrgry
ID: 31501495
Thank you very much. My Isp and computer manufacturer had no clue what this was and what it meant. I wish my big problem was this easy.
                                                          Suzanne.gregory@sbcglobal.net
0

Featured Post

Three Reasons Why Backup is Strategic

Backup is strategic to your business because your data is strategic to your business. Without backup, your business will fail. This white paper explains why it is vital for you to design and immediately execute a backup strategy to protect 100 percent of your data.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Issue: One Windows 2008 R2 64bit server on the network unable to connect to a buffalo Device (Linkstation) with firmware version 1.56. There are a total of four servers on the network this being one of them. Troubleshooting Steps: Connect via h…
Are you one of those front-line IT Service Desk staff fielding calls, replying to emails, all-the-while working to resolve end-user technological nightmares? I am! That's why I have put together this brief overview of tools and techniques I use in o…
The Task Scheduler is a powerful tool that is built into Windows. It allows you to schedule tasks (actions) on a recurring basis, such as hourly, daily, weekly, monthly, at log on, at startup, on idle, etc. This video Micro Tutorial is a brief intro…
Michael from AdRem Software explains how to view the most utilized and worst performing nodes in your network, by accessing the Top Charts view in NetCrunch network monitor (https://www.adremsoft.com/). Top Charts is a view in which you can set seve…

726 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question