Alright my house got hit by lightening about a year ago, my mac pro has never been the same. The onboard ethernet was fried and now I am using just a usb wifi, no big deal. What really pisses me off is that it takes 10-15 minutes to start up. I have read through the forum and the apple forums for countless hours. Done pram smc etc reset, the apple hardware test with nothing coming up. It boots to a blue screen and stays there for a long long time, no cursor or anything, then all of a sudden pops into the desktop. I've re-built the whole computer from scratch, even loaded the OS (10.6.7) onto a few different HD's to see if there were any different results. No luck Sadly I live 2-3 hrs from the closest Apple Store, so asking for ideas here first.