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Computer keeps freezing

By thebratt73
Jan 5, 2012
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  1. lately my computer has been freezing up if i open a page the page doesn't show up at the bottom of the screen and when i go to x out of it it does nothing and if i do ctrl alt del the box is empty also when i click on my icons on my desktop nothing happens it's weird one min it will be working fine and then the next nothing i have no idea what is going on plz help
     
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    Sounds like you have a virus or other malware infection
     
  3. thebratt73

    thebratt73 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    computer freezing

    I also forgot to mention when i restart my computer a box pops up and it says error loading c:\windows\mshtonte.dll the specified module could not be found so what do i do to get rid of the problem
     
  4. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    Are you in the USA?
     
  5. thebratt73

    thebratt73 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    yes i live in the united states
     
  6. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    That error comes up as "nothing found" in Google. What antivirus and antimalware programs are you running? While you are at it, what are your computers complete specs?
     
  7. thebratt73

    thebratt73 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    i use malwarebytes,sybot s&d and avg 2012 also have superanti spyware pro but don't use it often specs are emachine EL300G-02w windows xp home edition with sp3 amd athlon 2650e processor nvidia geforce 6150SE intergrated 160GB hard drive 1GB ddr2 memory
     
  8. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    This is an old eMachines so all bets are off... I suspect that the motherboard is failing. I have a 2 year old eMachines on my bench right now, it's motherboard was bad. It is up and running with Windows 7 and a new motherboard... sorry for this info
     

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