Windows 2000 Pro Stalls

Windows 2000 Professional
I have 3 machines with Widows 2000 Pro. They all work fine for about 20 minutes then stall out, the mouse moves but cant't click on anything and there is no keyboard input either. This stall condition lasts about 30 seconds then returns to normal and the keyboard and mouse work again for about 20 minutes then the stall condition happens again. I'm not even sure where to look for the problem. Have run AVG and symatec virus checks, and spybot. No viruses or spyware. This condition has been happening for about a year. Each of the computers run indepndent of each other. Any suggestions ??

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run <b>msconfig </b>from the run menu. Check for startup applications. Disable them and see if the problem goes away. Are they running on active directory? Boot them locally.

Are they all imaged machines? Same installed applications? Try running a different profile or removing applications they have in common.

also check your Power management to see if something might be conflicting. after checking the above steps and this and still no luck I would run a spyware check. if they are imaged machines did you run newsid to randomly create a new SID for each machine? if not then the network is seeing them all as the same machine even though you change the name of the machine. this can cause a lot of problems.


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  • CGarcia26C
    Check how often Symantec runs updates for virus definitions, Symantec can take up a lot of system resources and can cause a stall on your computer. Hope this helps. CG._
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  • Pressler2904
    What version of SAV are you running? If it's version 10, try downgrading to 9 or 8. If lower than 10, try upgrading. You may also want to remove SAV from your systems completely and re-install... I've seen this work quite well in certain situations for me in the past. You may need to find something called "nonav.exe" in order to successfully uninstall/reinstall Symantec AV...
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