I have worked on Access for many year ... and love it ... BUT i am currently very frustrated. If i try and execute an query from design mode it takes f o r e v e r ... even if i just want to design another query, it takes ages for the new query to initialise. Has anybody else had this problem ? I am also concerned with the "(Not Responding)" message in the title bar which appears all to frequently, even when Access is performing menial tasks. Does this happen to anybody else ... even better if someone is aware of a solution to my current misery. i would really appreciate it.