Hi guys, I have a MBP late 2009 OSX 10.8 upgraded to 8gb RAM. Once booted it runs like a dream. The problem however, is that it takes about 9-10 mins from pressing the power button to being able to open a program and get things working. I've disabled most of the startup programs (I think just dropbox is enabled) but no joy. I've done some digging and looked around the internet but there seems to be so many problems, I'm finding it hard to diagnose mine (as a slow boot is really the only symptom). I tried booting in verbose mode but I just don't know what I'm looking for there....was hoping to see an error or something, so it didn't help at all. I ran SU-mode and ran fsck -fy to which everything seemed fine. I've looked into defrag, but genuinely, even on windows, I never noticed a difference in performance, even when my drive was a nightmare. Also, from other threads....seems people feel strongly about defragging a mac so lets not go there Could anyone give me a hand in how to diagnose my problem so I can begin to repair it?