device name and computer name don't match

  User-1269394 14:37 15 Jun 2008

hello I have a problem which seems to have occured after a local pc repair firm rebooted my pc. I have a home network - desktop pc connected to netgear router. The network seems to work ok, but the desktop computer name (DESKTOP)is diplayed on the netork as 2 separate computers - DESKTOP and (044850320068). The router says my desktop is called 044850320068 in the 'attached devices' page and doesn't recognise DESKTOP as being connected at all. When I look at computer name in the network set up wizard it will not let me change it from 044850320068, but in the sy stem properties it is called DESKTOP. It seems to have a split personality with two names DESKTOP and 044850320068. I don't know what this number is, or where it comes from.
I can access all the files on my desktop by connecting to 044850320068 on the network, but can't access printers (access denied).#
Please help
Is this a prblem with the OS / ethernet driver or what?????

  brundle 16:43 15 Jun 2008

Which version of Windows?

  MCE2K5 17:01 15 Jun 2008

His OS is windows xp media centre
click here

Double Post click here

  brundle 19:21 15 Jun 2008

Thanks, thought I'd seen it before...

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