Hey. So yesterday my brother delivered my good ol' mac mini to my new crib in a different city, and in the first hour I manage to accidentally unplug the plug to the .. multi-plug bus thing, which my mac mini was connected to. Note my mac was turned on when this happened, and seemed to be working as normal. When I started it up again however, it was stuck on the grey loading screen with the spinning animation. A few restarts later and instead of seeing the apple logo there was a folder icon with a questionmark on it. This only lasted a few seconds before the apple logo appeared though. Safe mode didn't seem to do much, the progress bar was completely empty, even after 10 minutes. I reset the PRAM and still no go. Borrowing a friend's laptop and using a firewire to firewire cable, I used disk utility to try to repair my harddisks permissions, it would run for a little bit before stopping and showing some kind of error stating that the operation couldn't be completed. When that happened, another copy of my harddrive appeared (there were now 2 showing), and when I tried repairing that one it also stopper mid operation, and also creating another copy of my harddrive in the list. I spent the next half hour attempting to backup stuff onto a harddrive, using the laptop as a medium for this, but I found that whenever I tried doing two transfer operations simultaneously, something happened and I no longer could either transfer files or open any files on my computer. I would have to restart my computer (forcing an ejection cause it just wouldn't eject from the laptop) in order to transfer files again, and I eventually gave up on backibg my stuff up cause my friend was leaving and it was taking too long. I did the safe mode startup again and just left my computer for a while. Half an hour later the progress bar was at 50%, amazingly. I had to go to sleep but left the computer on, at whichpoint it was at 70%. I woke up this morning and it was still at 70%.. I restarted it in normal mode this time and left for school. To my surprise when I came home, it had reached the login screen. Halleluja. But upon logging in, my computer spent way longer than usual loading everything. My computer is back.. As a slow zombie mac of some sorts. It is ridiculously slow, maybe at 5% of it's normal speed, and I'm afraid of opening more than one application I did all the repair permissions in disk utility as soon as I logged in, and although there were many permissions repaired, this didn't seem to help the situation at all. The repair button on the right side is also unclickable, I'm not sure if that's normal or not. Activity moniter shows nothing suspicious whatsoever, except for around 58 threads and 300mb ram being used by the kernal thing, but if i remember correctly those are not abnormal numbers. So yeah.. My zombie mac mini needs help! Where's a priest when you need one? Also some extra info: I'm using 10.6.8, and the sluggishness can be described as the computer stalling and showing the spinning beachball for an excessive amount of time. Using the finder interface and scrolling etc, moves at normal speed. Alright thanks guys, whoever read through this entire thing is a champ, it wasn't that easy on my part either having to write it all on my iphone since safari is barely usable on my computer.