This behavior may occur because certain types of bitmaps saved on the Clipboard can cause a recursive code path to run. This behavior only occurs when the client runs with a color depth at or below 256 colors.
To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Windows 2000. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in theMicrosoft Knowledge Base:
260910 How to Obtain the Latest Windows 2000 Service Pack
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in Windows 2000. This problem was first corrected in Windows 2000 Service Pack 2.