Hi, I think this happenned after installing some new 3rd party components, but my Delphi help has become useless. I am no longer getting any index keywords and everytime I use the 'find' tab it runs the 'compiling database for first time use' process. I have been through the links, contents and index files included in my D5 project and they seem fine. Anyone got any ideas how to make it all right again!? Thanks, P.