I have a Windows XP 32-bit OS on my computer, which has been acting strange lately: the system REFUSES to shut down, standby or even hibernate. Sometimes, the system even randomly reboots with a split second blue screen. Luckily, I found the cause of the problem: one process uses so much RAM, it leaks into system processes.
I have an HIS Radeon 6670 graphics card, and all the latest drivers for it. However, the process "ati2evxx.exe" is using 743M of my 3GB of RAM. Now I understand there is a restriction to how much ram a process can have, especially in 32-bit systems, but Windows XP should have a relatively tiny system footprint.
Is there a way I can disable this process? I looked it up and all I saw was that it was a hotkey poller. (why would an event listener take up so many resources??!) Any help is appreciated.