ok...When I got to the folder option, it was already check. So I uncheck it, save and then restarted. Then check it saved and restarted. Unfortunately, it still doesn’t work.
Is this a registry problem? Can I fix it? Or am I going to have to do a reinstall of windows 2k.
yep there is
start > settings > control panel > folder options
view tab, one of the last checkboxes "show pop-up description for folder and desktop items"
make sure you check it, apply, ok, shouldn't require a reboot but it wouldn't hurt
if it's already check, uncheck it, save the settings, go back and re-check it again if it's stuck or something in the registry