OK, so Microsoft has no answer to this. Neither does our internal support. Perhaps some of you may be able to help.
Periodically when working on a Win2000 machine connected to a organization’s network, all windows in all open applications begin to vertical scroll on their own.
What do I mean? While viewing this web page, move your mouse over to the vertical scrollball and move the window up and down rather fast. At the same time you jiggle the window, slowying move down to the bottom of the page until bottoming out.
For example, when attempting to view a web page (it doesn’t matter whether IE, Netscape or Opera) when the jitters start, the page will scroll by itself to the bottom and stay they. Any attempt to use the scrollbar and move back up to the top of the page results in scrolling back down again by itself. Often when finally at the bottom of the page it jumps a bit.
The application itself is stable; only the open window scrolls.
Ditto for Word, Excel, web tools, special applications, the lot. Even if I open a system box to choose among options, if that box has more options than visible that window scrolls as well. If there is no vertical scroll present, but a horizontal scroll, then that’s what scrolls.
How long does this happen? It begins abruptly and continues for 90 minutes to two-three hours before stopping.
When I use Task Manager and view CPU performance I observe CPU performance move from zero to two or three percent, up to 15%, 40%, 60%, 20% etc., before dropping back to almost zero. When checked with no applications open, CPU utilizations continues its spiking and subsiding.
The system is checked for viruses, trojans, etc. (none), spyware (none), hidden programs (none). All hardware components check out fine as well. Now we do use Tivoli to push updates across the network. Is it possible that the Tivoli push somehow is causing my machine to experience bouts of Parkinson’s with CPU spikes in utilization?
Any thoughts on how to cure this dilemma?