Article ID: 878468
When you open a command prompt on a Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2)-based computer or on a Microsoft Windows XP Tablet PC Edition 2005-based Tablet PC, and then you run the net send command to send a message to your computer or your Tablet PC, you may receive the following error message:
When you run the nbtstat -n command to display the NetBIOS local name table of your computer, the following entry may be present in the table:
An error occurred while sending a message to ComputerName
Name Type Status ---------------------------------------- ComputerName <03> UNIQUE Unregistered
Note Windows XP SP2 features and components are included in Windows XP Tablet PC Edition 2005.
This issue occurs if the NetBIOS name of the computer or the Tablet PC is not registered and you complete the following steps:
To work around this issue, stop and then restart the Messenger service. To do this, follow these steps:
To display Help for the net send command, type net help send at the command prompt, and then press ENTER.
For more information about the net send command, visit the following Microsoft Web site: