When I boot up my laptop I get the message "To free up disk space, Outlook express can compact messages, this may take up to a few minutes". I don't use OE (I use Outlook). I opened OE a month or two ago to help a friend, but this problem didn't start right away. I also have always updated using MS Update. Searching EE I see others have had this problem but none of the solutions worked for me. One said Nero or WIndoews desktop serach can cause this. i don't have Nero I do have desktop search but the answer listed was for Nero. I also saw where this may be a known issue in SP2+ but the website that supposedly had the solution did not appear to. HOw do I stop this? There were no menu options in OE to stop this.