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Whenever I turn on my computer, it will open up to my desktop, but in about 30 seconds, the bottom taskbar changes from the windows XP style to the normal Windows 2000 style, by background picture turns blue and my computer shuts off instantly and opens up again.

This has been happening after downloading a few things, but I can't remember which specific one. I'm actually typing this in safe mode right now, where it doesn't restart. I've tried going to system properties>advanced>startup and recovery> and unchecked "automatic restart" under system failure, but then instead of getting a restart, it just goes into a BSOD.

I've tried using an Avast scan on my computer, but it doesn't work without the processes in safe mode.

ALL help is appreciated, thanks.
    
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I've also tried disabling all the processes in msconfig (besides microsoft ones) but they keep opening up again upon restart.
    
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Well it doesn't sound good but you could run memtest 86 to be sure you don't have a failing ram stick.That's what it sounds like but if you're doing ok in safe mode it just may be something more difficult.
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sounds kinda like a virus do a clean install of xp
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Sounds to me like one of your downloads was configured to start-up at boot. Try checking your startup programs to see if any of them are familiar.
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This looks unfamiliar. good idea to delete?
    
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Sounds to me like one of your downloads was configured to start-up at boot. Try checking your startup programs to see if any of them are familiar.
by familiar do you mean two of them that look similar? in that case theres "winlogon" under startup which im sure wasnt there before.
    
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This looks unfamiliar. good idea to delete?
Winlogon should be in Windows/system32 folder. Did you do a virus scan?
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Winlogon should be in Windows/system32 folder. Did you do a virus scan?
cant. my antivirus wont scan in safe mode.
    
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post #10 of 11
Were they all already disabled? Try to have all startup programs disabled and go to start menu and check that there's no program there. You can always put whatever back after we get this fixed.

BTW: If you were asking to delete the dumprep one; it's actually windows reporting component whenever you have a memory dump (the BSOD screen).
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