Hello. It has been five months since I've have my Mac Mini and this is the first time I've experienced problems. I am getting the beach ball when I attempt to do simple tasks like searching Candybar in Spotlight. I just get a never-ending spinning beachball and was forced to do a hard shut down a couple of times. Also, it is starting to have trouble emptying the trash when there are only a few pictures in it. What should I do to repair this? Repair Permissions?