1. So, what happens if you insert the Office XP CD and let it go further ?
2. Try to disable the Indexing Service. Click Start, Run type services.msc and press Enter. Scroll down until Indexing Service and if it's started click Stop.
3. Another approach is if you have windows XP Pro. In this case, use the instructions from the following MSKB article:
Q308202 - "HOW TO: Create and Configure a Catalog for Indexing"
Trying to unweave, unwind, unravel
And piece together the past and the future,
T. S. Eliot
I run Win XP SP1 & Office XP SP2. When I use Search in Windows Explorer to find files, folders or text, a dialog box opens telling me to insert my Office XP CD. Can any of you geniusses out there tell me what is going on and what I can do about it? If I click 'cancel' a million times, the dialog box eventually goes away allowing the search to continue normally, but why do I suddenly have to go to these lengths to do something simple like a search.