> I have 4 PCs on which I run XP. On 2 of these, 1 with XP
> Home and the other with XP Professional I get this
> irritating problem. If I hover over any desktop or Task
> bar icon, the ToolTips get confused. The first is OK
> then when I move to the next the first message is
> displayed again over the black space corresponding to the
> correct message.
> Has anyone any idea what might be going on?
I don't know what the problem is, you may need to update your video
drivers - that's usually the first place to start with any video-related
problem - but you could try changing a couple of the performance settings
in System Properties to see if that helps. Go to Start\My Computer, Right
Click and select Properties. In System Properties, click the Advanced tab
then the top "Settings" button under Performance. On the Visual Effects Tab
try unchecking some of the Tooltips or Shadow options, such as "Show shadows
under mouse pointer" or "Use drop shadows for icon labels on the desktop".
Just try one at a time to see if any one may fix the problem. I saw a post
a while back that someone fixed a problem with tooltips coming up behind the
taskbar by turning off one of the shadow options.