Re: Windows system error
Yeah, if you have DHCP enabled--it won't assign duplicate IP's to your network or at least, I hope not. First, go to your PCs and look at Network Connections. See if there are any icons for Incoming Connections. If so, delete the incoming connection, unplug-power/reboot everything, and try again.
Should you get that error message again, go to Event Viewer (Start, Run, EVENTVWR.MSC) and check the System and Application logs. Look for an entry that says something similar to this:
"The system detected an address conflict for IP address 192.168.1.100 with the system having network hardware address 00:0C:41:9B:88:89"
That hardware address will be the MAC address you need to find.
Running IPCONFIG /ALL will display all the active MAC addresses in your computer. Try that and see what it says first.
*Lol, looks like you got it fixed already after I typed up all that info. Oh well, glad it's working now.
*Fact: Microsoft Window's Blue Screen of Death vs Computerforums.org's White Screen of Death. Which is worse?