Cannot kill process

I have a process which has locked certain tables and appears to have hung.  I am unable to kill the process.  Currently using SQL 6.5 and NT4 SP4.

The current activity log looks like this :-

-sa
-10 : master.dbo /INSERT /OAK (MS SQLEW)
Extent Lock - Exclusive
Extent Lock - Exclusive
Extent Lock - Exclusive
master.dbo.spt_values
tempdb.dbo.sysobjects
tempdb.dbo.sysobjects
tempdb.dbo.sysindexes
tempdb.dbo.sysindexes
tempdb.dbo.syscolumns
tempdb.dbo.syscolumns
tempdb.dbo.syscolumns
tempdb.dbo.syscolumns
tempdb.dbo.#info_____________0100000001

None of the above can individually be killed either.

TIA for any help

Ian

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gmoriakCommented:
In my past experience when this happened, we had to restart the server.  For me, the server has always come back up fine and the locks are gone.
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simonsabinCommented:
What you display is the activity for the user that has just run the current activity window.

To produce the information in the window it has to select and insert into temporary tables and thus results in the locks above (i.e it detects itself)

What other connections are showing.
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IanternetAuthor Commented:
re: gmoriak's comment - I have rebooted the server, alas, to no avail.

re: simonsabin comment.  The only other connections showing in the window are as follows:-

- System
- 1: master.public /MIRROR HANDLER
- 2: master.dbo /LAZY WRITER
- 3: master.dbo /CHECKPOINT SLEEP
- 4: master.dbo /RA MANAGER

Ian
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simonsabinCommented:
In which case your server is not doing anything.

Whenever you run the current activity those connections will be present.

You do not have a problem
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IanternetAuthor Commented:
Ahhh...interesting.  Then the above is obviously not the cause of a reported problem....a user has reported problems when updating a table.  I will post details as and when I get them.

Thanks for letting me know....we've all had a good laugh here at my embarassment.

Regards  Ian
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