I've been having really funky issues the last couple of days. LOTS of waiting, and it came out of the blue. This morning, the 1 external drive (with iTunes library, pictures & digiscrap stuff - all backed-up) was on when i turned on the computer. I never even could DO anything, I could hear the drive "Crunching" - but knew it shouldn't be. I got Activity monitor going - it showed 75% mem free, 90%~ CPU free, disk activity I never got a good read on. I tried dismounting the disk - 1 partition would, the other finally said that it was in use and quit some apps and try again????? NOTHING had launched???? I finally reached over and turned the computer off - the drive stopped crunching, and then i turned it off and rebooted. All is well now.... But i'm afraid to turn the drive on. What the HECK is it doing?? I bought some digiscrap files but hadn't expanded them yet (unless Safari is doing that again for me). I'm guessing one of them could have some virus - but i'd be surprised at that (i bought from one of the big sites). HELP!!!!! LOL!!! eMac 1.25ghz, 1gb RAM, running 10.4.8. OH, i have had some funky USB issues before - and this is a USB drive, but I can't see that being the case either?!?!?!