suddenly Win2K slows down

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My system works just fine, except suddenly it slows down for about 20
seconds. Even the mouse moves jerkily. Then it runs well for exactly 60
minutes and it slows down for 20 seconds again.
I checked my system with File Monitor (www.sysinternals.com) and I found
it: services.exe reads the hosts file for 20 seconds!
The hosts file is rather large (over 4000 lines), but I really cannot
understand why Win2K needs so much time to read it claiming over 90% of
all CPU resources.
Any suggestion?
Horst
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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.setup (More info?)

    Perhaps you have an antivirus or similar process that is scanning the
    hosts file as it is accessed by services.exe? Or some other check is
    being performed...

    horst wrote:
    > My system works just fine, except suddenly it slows down for about 20
    > seconds. Even the mouse moves jerkily. Then it runs well for exactly 60
    > minutes and it slows down for 20 seconds again.
    > I checked my system with File Monitor (www.sysinternals.com) and I found
    > it: services.exe reads the hosts file for 20 seconds!
    > The hosts file is rather large (over 4000 lines), but I really cannot
    > understand why Win2K needs so much time to read it claiming over 90% of
    > all CPU resources.
    > Any suggestion?
    > Horst
    >
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