After migrating from NT4 to Windows Server 2003, one of the sites I host had a very annoying problem. Each page (with a MSSQL backend) took 7 seconds to load. This delay could not be attributed to CPU or I/O load, and after googling for god knows how long, I found many others had similar problems. I then came across this page;

It seems others had similar problems to myself, so after applying SP3 for SQL Server 2000, and the hotfix found at, my problems were fixed!

URLS which may be of some help:

Hotfix patch:

Link to download: