Thanks for the links.
While running the repair tool in safe mode it reaches a point where it says an encrypted connection is not available. Is t okay for it to proceed with an unencrypted connection?
Honestly, I know no idea. I am not even sure why it would need a connection repair the PST file or to a lesser degree the profile. I guess in repairing the profile, it might need to check the connection to the servers for your account(s). If it is this, then it would largely depend on how your accounts are setup (i.e. does either the outgoing and/or incoming connections to the server supposedly use an encrypted connection?).