Whenever I try and get a download via DCC, my computer will randomly freeze for about 20-30 seconds, then unfreeze. It will repeat this process for about 5 minutes, and my computer will start working again after this point. However, my internet connection will be completely disabled, and I must restart to get it working again. It also does the same thing with a program called Bittorrent which works in a way similar to the DCC function.
I'm running on windows XP, and i have the latest version of Mirc, 6.16. I've tried it without having any anti-virus software running, but that doesn't appear to help. I'm also connected to a router, but I've tried doing a direct connection to the modem, but that doesn't do anything either.
And just to clerify, i'm not downloading anything illegal or anything, so don't even ask about that.