Hello! I know I'm a new poster, however I've been lurking around this forum for months and I recently purchased my first macbook. There is one issue that just began yesterday and I searched the forum for some answers, but can't seem to find them. I came up with one thread with someone posting about the same issue, but there were no responses. I hope I didn't miss something in my search, but if I did then I apologize for starting a new thread with my question. Yesterday my macbook start shutting down and booting up slowly. It used to work so quickly, and now it's taking much longer. The only thing I did was install a printer before it happened. Then when the problem began I uninstalled the printer with the uninstaller that it came with. I thought maybe that was the issue, but uninstalling it didn't seem to make a difference. I checked in the preferences to make sure it is starting up with the hard drive and it is. I'm not sure what else to do. It's not a huge issue, but it is a difference and the fact that it's only about a month old worries me. I do have to add that even though it's slower than it was just 24 hours ago, it's faster than my Dell PC ever was LOL! Thanks for any help or suggestions you have to offer!