My Windows 2000 Professional PC keeps locking up for no reason at all. Each time it locks up, it'll sit there for varied times (between 10 seconds and 2 minutes) and will not allow clicking of the start button and some (but not all) other programs.
Once this "lock up period" has passed, the PC continues it's normal operation perfectly.
I could be writing a letter in Word without any problems, then I click on START and nothing happens. If I click START again, nothing happens, however, I can still continue to edit the Word document.
Then after a random time, as expressed above, the Windows seems to catch up with itself and the START menu will open and normal operation of the PC will resume.
Description of machine:
Windows 2000 client on a Windows 2000 network with a domain.
The only thing that pops up in the event log is Event ID 1000 (Windows cannot determine the user or computer name. Return value (1722).) - I don't know if that's a related issue.
Other PC's on the domain seem to operate fine and do not have this problem.
I would be grateful if someone could help me because it's driving me nuts.