This article was previously published under Q148863
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When you are running Windows 95 and using the TCP/IP protocol, you mayreceive an error message similar to one of the following messages:
The system has detected a conflict for IP address <xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx> with the system having hardware address <yy-yy-yy-yy-yy-yy>.
The system detected an address conflict for IP address <xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx> with the system having hardware address <yy-yy-yy-yy-yy-yy>. The local interface is being disabled.
There is another computer on the network using the same IP address.
To correct this problem, change the IP address. To do so, follow thesesteps:
In Control Panel, double-click Network.
Click the TCP/IP protocol, and then click Properties.
On the IP Address tab, configure the protocol to use a different IP address that is not already in use on the network.
This error message occurs on both computers with the same IP address. Thecomputer that is started second displays the message shortly after loggingon. The computer that is started first displays the message shortly afterthe second computers logs on.