I have been getting this weird little problem. Sometimes for no reason (that I know of) I keep getting this minimized window called ESS DAEMON. It just pops up near my quick launch buttons. I can't close it, right click on it, or maximize it. It even happens when I have no other processes running. I can't kill it from the task manager either. The only way to get rid of it is to re-boot. I have never really heard of this but I am new to Windows 2000 pro so that's not saying much. Anyone know what this is? And what could be causing this?