Cannot see in active directory an XP laptop after it had a couple of name changes...

Dear Experts, I recently change the name of a domain laptop a couple of times and it cost me some trouble in active directory. I removed it completely from AD and re-join into the domain a couple of times already and I cannot see it in active directory.  The laptop appears if you enter the "Net View" command but it does not appear in Active Directory anymore. Any Thoughts on how to fix this?
marceloNYCMiddle-Tier AdministratorAsked:
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Mike KlineConnect With a Mentor Commented:
So that is just an OU, so it is in the directory.  Move it to the OU you want.  Do you have any scripts or other personnel that may have moved it to that OU.

computer objects don't move themselves :)

Thanks

Mike
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Mike KlineCommented:
Do the old names still appear in AD.  So if you search via ADUC it is not there.

What about searching with a tool like adfind (just want to make sure you get the same result)

http://www.joeware.net/freetools/tools/adfind/index.htm

adfind -sc c:"Computer Name here"

Thanks

Mike
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marceloNYCMiddle-Tier AdministratorAuthor Commented:
No, no luck Mike...
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marceloNYCMiddle-Tier AdministratorAuthor Commented:
When I ran this query command "dsquery computers" I found it as Inactive...

"CN=Dxx-xx-SRV16,OU=! Inactive Computers,OU=Computers,OU=company,DC=is,DC=ad"
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marceloNYCMiddle-Tier AdministratorAuthor Commented:
Duh!!! Thanks Mike!
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marceloNYCMiddle-Tier AdministratorAuthor Commented:
Thank You Mike!
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Mike KlineCommented:
No problem, we all overlook things....happens to everyone :)
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