I am running Win 2K sp4 and for the past year I have run into a problem with the computer locking up forcing me to reboot. When I do reboot it get the infamous systemced error - I've gotten real good at fixin that but it is a pain. I did a lot of research and it looks like Hive growth may be my problem. It gets so big it can't boot. My last lock-up was on May 10 2006 and I compacted(sp?) the regestry from 11 meg to 4 mag. I have been watching it and as of today, May 15, it is at 6 Meg. I have no idea what is growing the hive.
I run Norton every day with current definitions, IK ran a root kit monitor that came back ok. I have Micorsoft's antispyware running.
The only thing I do regularly is play on line poker
and not well! The only new software I aded was the root kit detector and a registry monitor app, but it was growing before I added these.
Any suggestions I'm stumped