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Can't login - failed DNS server

Last Modified: 2012-08-14
I have a workstation (XP Pro SP3) that has a manual DNS server setting.  The DNS server it was set for has gone down.  Now I can't log in at all.  I've tried with several different usernames.   At regular bootup or safe mode with networking it locks up at "Applying computer settings".

I'm sure all I have to do is change the DNS configuration but I can't log in for the life of me.  How do I fix this?

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