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can't connect to file server

Hello.  I recently had a computer go down but the HD was fine.  So I took the HD and swapped it with another machine.  I downloaded all the necessary drivers and it seems to be working great except 1 problem.  I can see all computers on the network but the file server.  I have tried renaming the computer and made sure it is listed with the correct workgroup but I still can't connect to the file server.  Any ideas?  

I am running W2k on both machines and I do not have a firewall blocking the connection.  
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SilentezCommented:
What is the error?
Is ping & tracert working by ip & by dns-name?
Is "net view <server_ip>" working?
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ComputerMonkey88Author Commented:
I can ping the IP but when I try to ping it with the name it says unknown host.  So I guess it is a DNS issue?  I am not sure to resolve this since all I did was swap the HD.  I also have apps running that use the computer name and not the IP address.
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mikefalconeCommented:
Are you running Active Directory on the server?
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ComputerMonkey88Author Commented:
no we are not using the active directory. We are not using a domain just a workgroup right now so the active directory has not been configured.
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SilentezCommented:
I think you use incorrect DNS server.
Post here output of "ipconfig /all" to check.
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ComputerMonkey88Author Commented:
here you go:

Windows 2000 IP Configuration
Host Name:michael
Primary DNS Suffix:
Node Type:Broadcast
IP Routing Enabled:No
WINS Proxy Enabled:No

Ethernet adapter Local Are Conection 2
Connection-specific DNS Suffix:
Description: Realtek RTL8138(a) PCI Fast Ethernet Adapter
Physical Address:00-0A-E6-18-5C-FB
DHCP Enabled:No
IP Address:10.0.0.31
Subnet Mask:255.255.255.0
Default Gateway:10.0.0.100
DNS Servers:208.57.0.11 and 208.57.0.10
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SilentezCommented:
You use external DNS servers. These servers don't know anything about your lan. If you want to use local dns-names, you must use local dns-server.
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ComputerMonkey88Author Commented:
strange...this problem has only come up since I swapped the HD.  We have 6 other computers on this network all with the same settings and it works fine.  So I am guessing I need to setup a DNS server on my file server and add the IP address for the server to the DNS Servers?  Is this correct?
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SilentezCommented:
Hmm... all other workstations have exactly same settings? Then the problem somewhere else. :)
Workstation may use netbios for resolving names. Is netbios working properly?
Post output of "nbtstat -A <server_ip>".
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ComputerMonkey88Author Commented:
Here you go:

NetBIOS Remote Machine Name Table

Name: CENTRAL (00)
Type:UNIQUE
Status:Registered

Name: AFFINITY HEALTH (00)
Type:GROUP
Status:Registered

Name: CENTRAL (20)
Type:UNIQUE
Status:Registered

Name: AFFINITY HEALTH (1E)
Type:GROUP
Status:Registered

Name: INet~Servives (1C)
Type:GROUP
Status:Registered

Name: IS~Central (00)
Type:Unique
Status:Registered
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SilentezCommented:
Indeed strange... netbios working but can't resolve names...
Can you ping your host from server?
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ComputerMonkey88Author Commented:
Hey Silent...thanks for all your help.  With your questions I was able to find the problem.  It was with the Subnet.  I was missing the last numbers.  Thanks for all your help
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SilentezCommented:
np :)
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