I have a Windows XP Pro with SP 2. Pentium 4 (2.2GHz) and 512mb RAM (2 x 256mb).
I have recently installed a Sky Broadband Modem (SAGEM) using the Ethernet cable. All specs to run this broadband are well within tollerances according to the manufacturers specs.
The broadband is running really well and I am completely happy with the performance except that quite often, when surfing, the system will slow completely and practically (but not quite) lock up.
I have brought up the task manager at these times and it always shows the system resources running at 100% with "explorer.exe" generally running at around 98%. Simply bringing up the task manager will sometimes clear the problem but I have no idea why.
Grateful if anyone has any suggestions on what the problem is and how to resolve it. Would increasing the RAM help?