This problem occurs, when you are using the same computer name on your network area. Like for example, computer one used " PC 1 " as a name and computer two also uses " PC 1" as its computer name, and the two computer are on the same network. That is why this error appears.
Solutions on how to solve this problem
You can simply change the computer name on either of the two computer listed above.
Computer 1 ————- PC 1 Computer 1 ————— PC 2 Or
Computer 2 ————- PC 2 Computer 2 —————- PC 1
Steps to follow on how to change the computer name
Go to start menu.
Right click My computer.
Left click properties.
Go to computer name tab then click change.
You can change your computer name at the computer name bar.
After changing the name click ok.
then reboot your computer.
I hope this solution helps you solve the problem. GOOD LUCK.
That error means two or more computers on the network have the same or identical names. Just like an IP address on a local area network, a computer’s name must also be unique within the network because it is used to identify the workstations on the network.
If two computers have the same name on the network, the system won’t be able to identify which workstation belongs to you and which belongs to your kids. Renaming a computer is very easy. To rename your computer, right-click “My Computer” and select “Properties”. In the System Properties window, go to “Computer Name” tab then click “Change” next to “To rename this computer or join a domain, click Change”.
In the Computer Name Changes screen, under “Computer name” field, enter a new name for your machine.
When you are finished, click “OK” and you’re done. You don’t need to rename the other computer.