I have recently reinstalled my computer with Windows 7 Professional 64-bit. Prior to this, I was running Home Premium, only because of warranty. I have a virtual machine running on Oracle VM VirtualBox as well, it is running Windows XP. This machine is installed on the Windows 7 machine. It hosts a lot of my test websites that I enjoy messing around with and a couple of beta ones as well. I used to be able to view these on my host PC (Windows 7) before the reinstall, however, since the reinstall I can no longer do this. I simply get told that the machine could not find the server at "address". This is false, as I know from isup.me and using a proxy that it is working fine.
The only change to the virtual machine was that I had to reinstall the LAN drivers, this meant that the IP address was temporarily on DHCP and not static. Which I have since resolved. However, now that all port forwarding is working perfectly fine, I can't seem to understand why my host pc can no longer view the websites of the server. It's very frustrating as I rely on it as my live-view while coding in DreamWeaver, just makes life easier
Before the reinstall, I saved the .vdi to my NAS and am now running the server by using that saved one. Of course I had to "create" a new machine shell I guess you could call it, and the .vdi hdd image is used by this machine as the server.
I really hope I can get some help on this.
Thank you so much in advance,