Hi guys, I was hoping someone here might have a clue on how to deal with this without disabling my antivirus software... I'm running 10.3.5 and my computer runs deathly slow at startup. It takes about five minutes before it even gets to the blue screen, then about 10-15 more once everything's loaded before it actually starts running as it should. Normally I only restart it once a week but I've had to restart a bunch of times in the last few days and this is really beginning to irritate me. I've got a couple of suspects: - My antivirus software. I'm running Norton 2003, and I've got it set to LiveUpdate once a day. When I restart, it runs LiveUpdate even if it's run earlier that day, and it runs at the speed of molasses when it does. I can't figure out how to turn it off. - SETI@home. I had this screensaver for a while until I suspected it as the cause of the problem, so I tried uninstalling it. When the uninstaller gave me an error, I manually deleted all the files (yes, I know that was dumb), and I think I might have missed something. - Palm Desktop background. I'm running a slightly old version of palm desktop to work with my creaky Clié, and the problem is particularly bad when I get a "Palm desktop background I/O error" message. I've got a G4 1.25ghz powerbook here...i've got a similarly equipped eMac at work and it has nothing even remotely resembling this problem. It starts up in thirty seconds flat, and runs great immediately thereafter, and it's not running any of those three programs. Any suggestions whatsoever on how to unf*ck this would be greatly appreciated, but those that don't involve doing an archive and install or disabling the antivirus software will be far more enthusiastically recieved.