Arghhhhh! My Macbook (2 Ghz Core2duo - 2 gigs of RAM - 80 gig HD) had started freezing and running very slowly this morning, so I tried switching off (I had to do it by holding down the power button as it was not responding). When I switched back on it would not get past the grey screen and the apple logo with the circular animation thing. I have tried rebooting several times and it still gets stuck on there. I have also tried resetting the pram, the power management thing, starting in safe mode, reseating the RAM in its slots - no joy with any of them. Stupidly all my college work and other music projects are on there and I have none of it backed up. I never thought a three month old laptop would fail on me. Does anyone have any suggestions? I spose it is still under warrantly but I no longer have the apple phone support for free and I am loath to pay £35 for them to tell me to try all the things I have already tried or say 'bring it in to the apple store'. What do i do?