To resolve this symptom, user can right-click other areas on the desktop, click the menu or resize the taskbar.
Alternatively, user can disable Use the following transition effect for menus and tool tips with the steps below.
1. Right-click an empty area on the desktop and click Properties.
2. Click Appearance.
3. Click Effect.
4. Clear the Use the following transition effect for menus and tool tips check box and click OK.
For more information, please refer to the following solution in Microsoft's technical support website.
Article ID: Q307499
Last Reviewed: October 18, 2001
Title: Tool Tips and Messages From the Status Area of the Taskbar May Remain