Hello Everybody, Hopefully somebody can help me out here. In the last day and a half my Powerbook 15" 1.5GHZ has been acting very very strange. I don't know if I have a hardware problem, but OSX isn't working the way it normally does. When I boot the system up, everything usually works ok, but when I start to open applications the system slows to a stop. I spend more of my time looking at the darn circle color wheel!!! After about 30 seconds of that (maybe a minute) the application will come up (safari for example). I will open a web page and the system will hang again. I can still move my mouse around. During this state I can start other applications but they just bounce in the bar and do nothing. At least not for 30 seconds to a minute then everything seems to go forward a bit and then the system will hang again. I have run Disk Utility five times, and each time some new permission/ownership issue will get fixed, but the system still isn't working properly. Any Ideas? Here are my specs: PB 1.5GHZ 15" 1.5GB Ram 80GB 5400 RPM Drive (24GB free) 2xFW400 Drives (disconnected at the moment until I figure out the problem) 10.3.8 P.S. the system has been running fine for months, with no new hardware/software additions since the last apple update.