I purchased a 24" 2.8 GHz Alu iMac with 2 GB of RAM at the beginning of the month. Within the past week or so it has been taking ages to boot up. When I power on I get the signature Macintosh sound but then I just get a white screen. It will stay like that for a good 3 or 4 minutes before I can get the grey Apple logo to show up. (Sometimes it will just stay on the white screen unless I move the mouse or press keys on the keyboard after a few minutes, other times will show up by itself but still takes a few minutes.) This happened while in Tiger but I upgraded (did an archive & install) to Leopard yesterday and it is still doing it. I don't seem to have any problems with the OS. Just the boot up. I only did an Archive & install with Leopard so that may be why I still have it. I could try doing an Erase & Install but I was really hoping to stay away from that, as I don't want to have to reinstall all my apps and all my settings. Anyone think that may fix it? Any suggestions as how to fix it? Thanks in advance.