The $ symbol is illegal in naming the computer, so that's out, and I had already tried naming the new unit with the old unit's name. I might add that I started this unit while not attached to the LAN to load some applications and get a head start on setup at the office. Any information as to what happened and/or how to fix it would be greatly appreciated.
You can use the netdom utility to reset the workstation account's trust relationship with the domain: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;150518. Alternatively, try deleting the workstation account, waiting the 15 minutes or so that it takes for the PDC/BDC replication to fully propogate, and then re-add the machine to your NT4 domain.
This was first published in August 2004