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netbios name resolution is not working

I have very strange issues with my desktop which is part of my domain. Win7 64 bit
DNS resolution is working fine and I can see other machines with either IP or FQDN
While NetBIOS names are not resolved any longer  (was working fine a couple of weeks ago) even though that I have correct WINS server configured. I tried to rebuild my IP stack and flash DNS and arp and still no luck.  Any other desktop works resolves NetBIOS names without problems. I had to place all of my servers to the hosts file to make it to work for a time being. I don’t want to do a major windows reinstall and I tried all basic troubleshooting: rebuild IP stack, flash DNS,  assign static and switch to DCHP etc….tried system restore Any meaningful suggestion from a REALl expert will be appreciated.
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i do have netbios enabled and I do need Netbios working  for few legacy application : quick windows sharing and remote desktops
with comp_name instead of comp_name.mydomain.com as well as \\comp_name instead of \\comp_name.mydomain.com
as i said in my question i use hosts file as a workaround around with the manual entries for few server/desktiop however i'd like to figure out what is wrong with netbios.
I just found the cause of this problem
somehow another DNS server was added to my "append this DNS suffix in this order"  prior to my domain .
"qiesnet.org" that is scary.
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"quick windows sharing and remote desktops with comp_name instead of comp_name.mydomain.com as well as \\comp_name instead of \\comp_name.mydomain.com"

You dont need WINS for that, just a correctly configured DNS and NIC setting that know about your domain correctly.

If I do \\neilspc\c$ then I get what I expect and I have NO WINS configured at all.