The program that is usually taking the memory is explorer.exe, but I have also seen winrar.exe and a few others do it. The computer will almost hang for about one to one and a half minutes before it returns to normal. I am able to pull up task manager while this is happening and that is how I can tell how much memory the program is using.
I have done a full scan of my system using Norton Antivirus 2005 and Adaware SE Personal 1.05 (both with the most recent definitions) but the problem still exists. I have tried to search the web for someone with a similar problem but I have no idea on how to word my search phrase so it returns relevant results. At this point I am up for any suggestions or ideas, but if you know what is really going on that would be appreciated too
My system specs:
Windows 2000 (5.0 SP4 build 2195)
2Ghz AMD processor (the 2600+ I think)
1GB of ram (2 x 512MB)
Gigabyte 7VAX motherboard
ATI Radeon 9600XT
40 GB Maxtor HDD (primary, OS on this one)
120 GB and 200 GB Maxtor HDDs (storage)
I can't think of anymore relevant hardware or software on my system
Again, thank you for any suggestions or recommendations you may have. I would very much like to resolve this issue without having to do a clean install of Win2k, plus then I would never know why this was being caused and that would just drive me crazy.