Name of computer changing?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by winterdude010, Aug 22, 2009.

  1. winterdude010 macrumors regular

    winterdude010

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    Hello,

    For about a little over a year I have noticed something strange. When the computer turns on and the login screen appears the name of my computer "John's iMac G5" is under the big Mac OS X heading. Normal, but what isn't normal is that the computer adding numbers to the end of it's name so the appears like so "John's iMac G5 (2)" and currently that number is up to 5. So I assume it will change the name to have a 6 relatively soon. I was just wondering what is causing this? If I try to delete the numbers from the name, it just starts back up again within a few days. I am running Leopard version 10.5.8...this never happened when the computer had Tiger installed on it.
     
  2. uberamd macrumors 68030

    uberamd

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    Is there another system on your network with the same name?
     
  3. winterdude010 thread starter macrumors regular

    winterdude010

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    No, this is the one and only computer we have.
     
  4. BobZune macrumors 6502a

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