Hi, everyone, and thanks in advance for your help... I just received a refurb early '08 MBP. The first time I booted it up, it worked great. I updated the software (OSX, iTunes, etc.) and rebooted. Boot time was about 5 minutes. This happened repeatedly, so I doubt it was a function of the software updates installing. Then I tried reinstalling the OS (erase + reinstall) from the enclosed DVDs. The problem didn't go away. Boot up times are now over 8 minutes. Other than that, the machine appears to be working normally. Any thoughts?