Hi Everyone, Ok here is my dilemna... I have turned off indexing in the services area (Disabled) but I still get the stinking "Magnifying glass" in the menu bar at the bottom right. I click it and it gives me options ...if I exit it it goes away but comes up on startup every freakin time.... Any thoughts on how to get rid of the stinking thing? This is a Fresh Install of Win XP Pro with all applicable updates....started from scratch the other day.... Thanks in advance! ________UPDATE_____________ Ahh...silly me forgot about MSCONFIG....it was under startup options....just disabled Windows Search!