Windows ME system hanging/freezing

By JonB
Sep 20, 2005
  1. Hi

    I have one of my childrens PC's to fix and would be grateful for your help, its spec is as follows;

    COMPAQ Presario, Intel Celeron 900Mhz, 128Mb SDRAM, 20Gb HDD with Windows Millenium (Home Edition), unfortunately no O/S disk supplied (bought from PC Wrld).

    Can log in (takes an age...). But, as soon as Desktop appears, the following message appears;

    "Error Starting Program
    The C:\windows\system\winmm.dll file appears to be corrupt. Reinstall the file and then try again

    Then, the following message appears, after clicking on OK;

    "a required .dll file, c:\windows\ntyv.exe was not found"

    and finally, the following message after clicking on OK;

    "a device attached to the system is not functioning"

    Attempts to open programs then causes the system to freeze, which eventually nessesitates a reboot

    Help appreciated, thanks

  2. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,002   +15

    Windows ME is NOTORIOUS for crashing - it self corrupts. get XP home or 98 and reinstall everything.

    Use a good program like registry mechanic or norton systemworks to fix your issues.
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