FIX: The master browser is stopping or an election is being forced.

If you receive the following error then this guide will help you fix this. “The master browser has received a server announcement from the computer Any-PC that believes that it is the master browser for the domain on transport NetBT_Tcpip_{xxxxxxxx-xxxxxx-xxxxxxxx-xxxxx}. The master browser is stopping or an election is being forced.”

 

Disabling Computer Browser Service

1. Press the Windows + R key at the same time, a Run Window will appear

2. Type or copy and paste Services.msc hit enter.

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Services.msc

 

3. Scroll to the Computer Browser Service

4. Right-Click Computer Browser Service and choose Stop the service.

5. Right Click Computer Browser Service again select Properties.

6. Change the Startup type to disabled.

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Computer Browser Properties

 

7. Hit Apply then Ok.

Remove the Driver (Master Browser)

1. Press the Windows + R key at the same time, a Run Window will appear (if you have a touch screen device, then use the search feature to type devmgmt.msc)

2. Now enter or copy and paste devmgmt.msc in the Run Window and click on OK

3. Click on View and select Show Hidden Devices

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Show Hidden Files

4. Then click on and unfold Non-Plug and Play Driver

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Non-Plug and Play Drivers

 

5. Then find NET BT, Right-click the device and choose to Uninstall the Driver.

6. Reboot your device when asked.

Last Step

1. Open Start and type cmd, then right-click Command Prompt and choose Run as Administrator

2. Once Command Prompt has started enter the following command without quotes: “nbtstat -R”

3. Wait for that command to complete, a new line will appear, now enter the following command without quotes: “nbtstat -RR”

4 Wait for that command to complete, a new line will appear, now enter the following command without quotes: “Shutdown – R”

Your device will now reboot, once the system has rebooted the error “The master browser is stopping or an election is being forced.” should no longer occur.

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Kristopher has been a Windows and Computer Enthusiast for years. His expertise's lies within in Consumer Security and the Windows platform. Kristopher has always been active on many Windows communities where he helps people and writes articles. Not to forget he loves a glass of beer.

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