I'm sure the answer is here, but I don't know what I'm looking for is called. I'm a pro audio user and have this horrendous problem with XP. Whenever i am using my audio apps, if i mouse over something, it says "win rar file 56.8kb" or whatever. Or for example, if I put my mouse over the smilies up above in this "post new thread" page, it says "angry" "wink" and so on and so forth. Well, everytime this happens my audio either clicks, or pops, or stutters. So i essentially need it to go away. I tried a few of the tweaks listed by the site. the comments registry tweak and another one(can't remember what it was called) and rebooted... they didn't solve the problem. Any ideas on what to do? If you'd like to make it simple, just tell me this is called, and I'll do the searching myself. Hi BTW, my name is dex. i'm new here.