Two SELECT cpu, physical_io FROM sysprocesses (on the spidrunning the query), spaced at least 15 minutes apart, reveal that the process' cpu and physical_io have not increased.
The only way to resolve this is to stop and restart the SQL Server service.
Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in SQL Server 7.0. This problem has been corrected in U.S. Service Pack 3 for Microsoft SQL Server 7.0. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
274799 INF: How to Obtain Service Pack 3 for Microsoft SQL Server 7.0 and Microsoft Data Engine (MSDE) 1.0
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