hi, it seems recently, but i can't be sure it hasn't always been happening, that i recieve a lot of 'messenger service' pop-ups. these can often, or always interrupt my applications whatever im using, either online gaming or while im connected and using a program such as premiere. is there an option in msn messenger( i presume its linked to this) where i can disable pop- ups? is this a common problem using win 2000 pro, or is it messenger.????????