Hey bub--looks like I should have left your topic with zero replies so someone else could look into helping you, but your last post/update has given me insight into the exact terminology of the problem which makes it easy to research and in this case I may have an easy solutiion for you.
What you are having a problem with are not ""verification" windows", but are called balloon tips
, also known as balloon notifications
. That is why the sound files associated with it is called Windows XP balloon
Question: Do you recall ever having disabled balloon tips
in XP? I guess some people find them irritating. There are a lot of webpages with instructions on how to disable balloon tips. But they do have a functional aspect--as you've found out with XP's CD writing software. This is one reason I don't use such Windows tweaks, tips or hacks for non-critical issues. For one thing they usually have unforeseen consequences that such tips sites don't tell you about. Another is that my memory is not that good and so when those consequences come up, I forget what I did that might have caused it. In general they go against a prime principle of mine, especially when it comes to computers--"It doesn't mean you should, just because you can."
Anyway, go to the following webpage and let me know if any of this is familiar--and in any event check if the EnableBalloonTips
value is there or not:http://support.microsoft.com/kb/307729
If it is and the Dword value data is 0
, then that would explain why you are getting no balloons. Before you try to re-enable them--if that is what you want to do--first make a backup of the Advanced
key by clicking on the Advanced
folder on the left of the regedit window to select it, then click File
, then Export
. Give the file a name and save it to your desktop or wherever is best for you to remember. If something strange happens after making the change, just double-click this file to re-import the registry key and allow it to merge--then we'll start over.
To re-enable balloon tips, you can change the Dword value data to 1
or just delete the EnableBalloonTips
Reboot and see if you have balloon tips now.