Hey guys, I've had my Stock 17" C2D MacBook Pro for about 4 months, and there are some annoying problems with it. 1) When an iPod is plugged in via USB, and I turn the computer on with it in, the computer won't even get past the gray screen with the gray apple, it's just a gray screen until I unplug the iPod. 2) (unrelated to problem 1): Once I put in my password at the log in menu, it takes a long time for the computer to start. First the desktop picture comes on, then 5 seconds later, the dock, another 5 seconds for the menu bar, then about 10 for the desktop icons, and then the menu items load last. THIS is where it gets annoying. once the menu items load, the time goes by in 2 second increments, and then the time stops for about 3-3.5 minutes. During the time where the clock stops, I can't do ANYTHING on my computer. It's unresponsive almost. Start up on my iMac and my parents Mac Mini is faster. 3) My computer is just generally slow. I mean, It's Intel Core 2 Duo, 2.33GHz with 2 GB of ram. This thing should be flying, but iTunes takes long, Safari takes long, opening the finder takes long. Doing small tasks go at the same speed as my iMac G4 700MHz 512MB Ram. Other Info: • I use OnyX and Cocktail bi-weekly and I run all the maintenance settings (except for "Reset system cache"). • My desktop just has four items. Mac HD, External HD, iPod and Vista partition (these problems have happened BEFORE I put vista, so vista isn't the problem). • I've booted up the OS X disk and repaired disk and disk permissions. • I shut off my computer everyday when I'm at school, and leave it on during the night. • I DO have a lot of things on my computer. 22GB of music, Adobe CS3 Suit, Office 2004, Aperture, FCP, FCE, iLife, iWork (My apps folder has 104 items in it). • I keep my files organized, in folders. • I use custom icons, themes and cleardock. • I have a lot of widgets, but only using 6. So, I tried to make this thread as helpfully as I can, so it might be clearer as to what's going on with my computer. Any help would be great! Thanks. PS. I'm wondering if my computer is 64-bit or 32-bit, if anyone could tell me, that would be great.