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How can I make Win2000 look at the "hosts" file?

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I am running Win2000 pro and connect to my LAN via DHCP.
I want to hard-code an IP into the Hosts file so that when I ping that "www." location, it resolves to the IP hard-coded in the HOSTS file.
It won't work.
I have gone into WINDOW2000/SYSTEM32/DRIVERS/ETC/HOSTS and also WINDOW2000/SYSTEM32/DRIVERS/ETC/LMHOSTS and changed each to reflect what I want.
(127.0.0.1   www.mysite.com)
But each time I ping www.mysite.com, I resolve to the DHCP rendition of what IP that should go to.
I have rebooted.
Help?
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jon_godwin earned 30 total points
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try ipconfig /flushdns from command prompt.  I also just used the hosts file.
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Very good...works.
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