Hi there, I'm new to the forums but have had a good look around here and elsewhere to find answers. As of about three days ago, I have had major speed issues; any finder action, whether open a finder window, close a finder window, scroll up and down in a window etc, right-click for a contextual menu, is greeted with about 10 - 20 seconds of beach-ball spinning. Console and logs give no clues. I have fixed disk permissions, rebooted several times, cleared system and other caches, made the system rebuild its DS_store, and the disks (there are two) check out fine with Disk Utility and are S.M.A.R.T verified. No new software was installed at or around the time when things went bad. This is a B&W G3 400, with 768mb. My thought is either: - Finder is broken in some way. - There is a physical problem with the disk controller. - Conceivably a virus? Sophos cannot find one. Whatever it is, I'm making lots of backups right now in anticipation of disaster... Would very much appreciate any ideas, thank you!