System: Windows XP SP3, Intel i3
Issue: Windows Explorer process spikes my CPU usage to 50% and freezes. Only resolution is to kill the process in the Task Manager and restart manually.
Occurrences: Occasionally having an Explorer (note: NOT IE, just Explorer) window open for 15+ minutes causes it to crash. Any time I copy a file, it crashes 20-30 seconds later. Always crashes when navigating to network drive, but only after copying file, or waiting 15+ minutes, per above.
I have disabled my roaming profile, removed all Windows Explorer context menu extensions (that I know of).
Has anyone else seen anything like this?