I have seen different discussions on Disabling Indexing Services on XP.
Some say to uncheck "Allow Indexing Service to index this disk for fast file searching" on the General Tab of each HD's Disk Properties. When you do this the system spends multi minutes going thru all your files and I assume setting a Flag to Allow or Disallow Indexing of each file.
Others say to Disable the Indexing Service using the Services msc.
My assumption would be that if you Disable the Indexing Service then it is Disabled for the entire system and it is immaterial what the state of the "Allow Indexing Service to index this disk for fast file searching" Flag is set to for each HD.
Can anyone knowledgeably support this assumption?