system process consuming all cpu resoures! URGENT

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Could anyone give me any possible reasons on why the system process is
consuming all CPU resoures on one of our Windows 2000 server?

Details of the system: P3-1.266MHz, 3GB RAM, is a DNS server (out of 2), is
a DHCP server (out of 2), home directories stored on it, usually 150-200
users logged at a time.

Processor runs at 80 – 100% during main logon times (150-200 users), and it
varies from 2%- 90% during times when only a couple of users (5-10) are
logged on.
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    "=?Utf-8?B?Q2hyaXN0b3M=?=" <Christos@discussions.microsoft.com>
    wrote in news:B284BC0A-48AF-4B63-80A8-84E4E946ADBF@microsoft.com:

    > Could anyone give me any possible reasons on why the system
    > process is consuming all CPU resoures on one of our Windows 2000
    > server?
    >
    >

    I have seen this happen on a workstation when Symantec Antivirus freaks
    out. See if temporarily disabling your antivirus helps at all.

    HTH,
    John
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    I had something similar happen on my desktop. One single process was taking
    all available cpu resources. I had just built the system, went to work for
    two hours and came home. My wife managed to plug in the dial-up, setup IE
    and went surfing. Within 10 min she downloaded a virus. Turned out it was a
    trojan virus. Granted there may be other possibilities but I would get the
    latest virus definitions and run a scan of my files.

    "Christos" wrote:

    > Could anyone give me any possible reasons on why the system process is
    > consuming all CPU resoures on one of our Windows 2000 server?
    >
    > Details of the system: P3-1.266MHz, 3GB RAM, is a DNS server (out of 2), is
    > a DHCP server (out of 2), home directories stored on it, usually 150-200
    > users logged at a time.
    >
    > Processor runs at 80 – 100% during main logon times (150-200 users), and it
    > varies from 2%- 90% during times when only a couple of users (5-10) are
    > logged on.
    >
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