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W3WP.exe High Memory and CPU Usage, no application in website

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Microsoft IIS Web ServerWindows Server 2003
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Microsoft Windows Server 2003 with IIS6
We have a fairly simple site setup with Directory browsing that hits a tree of folders containing many JPG images and a few HTM files.  There is no application, no ASP, ASPX or any other pages whatsoever within the folders.

As soon as we reset IIS, within 2-3 minutes, the W3WP associated with that website starts consuming enormous resources, 50+% CPU, 1.5-2.5GB of Memory and it just stays like this until we reset IIS again.

During a 1 hour period there were 6,079 Log file entries, which breaks down to 1.7 requests per second, so we can rule out any sort of flooding.

We have moved the Website between 2 different IIS servers to eliminate any conflicts and within 10-15 minutes of moving the website, it starts happening on the other server.

We are completely lost, can anyone help point us in the right direction?
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