A few days ago I decided to delete a bunch of unused programs to free up some HD space, and now Im concerned that I got rid of something important by accident. It keeps freezing, giving me the beachball, earlier today all of my running programs besides skype crashed simultaneously, then it froze. Finder disappeared. I turn it off in the back, and when it came back on it was stuck on the grey screen. After turning it on and off another few times, it finally, slowly, made its way to the regular desktop. However, my dock was missing things that were usually in it, and had others that shouldnt have been there. Someone told me to restart it and do the fsck (?) thing. I did that twice, and both times it said that the configd.pid, the syslog.pid and the utmpx should have been 1 but were instead 0. Am I missing something that is making it mess up like this? And if so, how can I get them back? I also just reset the PRAM and NVRAM ( I have no clue what this means, husband told me to try it), so dont know if that has fixed the problem. I sort of just keep waiting for it to freeze again. Oh, and it also sounds like there is a cd running in there, but there isnt any cd. Am I ****ed?