To Stalion, I've tried your suggestion, I still have no tooltips. To VoG, I've been to Microsoft Downloads Centre, Teak UI or Powertoys do not exist for Windows ME. Thanks to both of you for your response, Cumano.
try following TT's advise, but you say that the option he describes is already turned on. so I would turn it off, apply changes, reboot system and then turn it back on. windoze can somtimes get confused and say 'black' but do 'white' if you know what i mean.
"Try Open MY COMPUTER and open your C:\ Drive. Click on Tools menu, Folder Options, View Tab and enable SHOW POP UP DESCRIPTION FOR FOLDERS AND DESKTOP ICONS in the advanced settings....TT "