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While a Microsoft Windows XP-based computer starts, the Windows XP-based computer may run slowly. Additionally, you may receive Dumprep.exe error messages.
This issue is typically caused by hardware issues or damaged registry entries.
Important This section, method, or task contains steps that tell you how to modify the registry. However, serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. Therefore, make sure that you follow these steps carefully. For added protection, back up the registry before you modify it. Then, you can restore the registry if a problem occurs. For more information about how to back up and restore the registry, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/322756/ )How to back up and restore the registry in Windows
To work around this issue, use either of the following methods.
Method 1: Use the System Configuration Utility to disable the Dumprep.exe tool
Method 2: Use Registry Editor to remove the Dumprep.exe entry
The Dumprep.exe tool is a Windows XP fault logging program. If a serious error occurs, Dumprep.exe writes the error details to a text file. The Dumprep.exe tool then prompts you to send the error information to Microsoft. The Dumprep.exe tool is a non-essential system process that is installed for third-party use.