My macbook just did this... I was watching the "new get a mac" ads (I don't think it matters, but it was "Flashback"), when suddenly, everything freezes, and I get a message (not in a small window, it was more like the dashboard, everything went darker) on the Macbook screen (I use an external screen as a primary display) saying something like "Your system needs to be restarded. Press the on/off button for X* seconds" What does that mean? After restarting, I got a "report error" message, but it got stuck when Quicksilver launched. After that, I had to close my session, re-enter into my account, and everything was fine. Except that the icons on the top bar have a weird place. From left to right: Airport signal - Sound - Battery- a space - Airport - A space - Spotlight. I used to have the Displays shortcut... yes, Mad Jew, I've repaired permissions! And the utility says everything is fine. Well... now everything seems to run fine, albeit maybe a little less snappy... What it is, doc? As I wait for replies, I'm gonna back up some files.. just in case... * I don't remember if it was 3 or 5, but it doesn't matter.