I'm currently troubleshooting my father's old garage PC, which should just be replaced to begin with, because it is not booting up properly. When I start the computer it will reach the desktop and then restart continuously. However, when I start it up under Safe Mode, it does remain on. The problem is with dumprep 0 -k. I go into the msconfig setup and uncheck the box dedicated to this file and the computer boots up properly but then it gives me a message that the start up process has been changed and is not normal. When I change to normal it restarts the machine. I'll go into Safe Mode and there it is, checked again. I removed the files associated with it and also some files in the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE registry under current windows. I thought this would do the trick and still no go. I downloaded a program, forgot the name, that supposedly gives you the ability to stop all programs from launching at the start up but that didn't work either. I've been working on this for hours. HELP...any ideas??
I even ran Malwarebytes just to make sure I'm not missing anything and it found nothing.
Thanks in advance.