Repairing A Network Connection in User to User Help Posted September 19, 2003 Whilst here could I ask another question please? I have turned off Messenger from Control Panel > Services 4 times in the last 2 days. It keeps coming back on. Can I take this little beast out permanently? Andrew, I don't use XP so I'm not sure how you turn messenger off there. If it is like W2K Pro, just go to administrative tools, and then services in control panel, scroll down to messenger, right click on it, go to properties. About halfway down there is a area called startup type to select for running. Just choose disabled and apply and ok. That's how I did it on mine. I don't think it can be removed, just disabled.