Hello anyone and everyone! I joined today because i have a problem with my mac that nobody can help me fix... lets get to it! I have a 2007 2008 macbook model with osx 10.6 .8 Two nights ago i went to upload my canon pictures to iphoto when my mac started to slow down tremendously. After running yasu and freemem my problem still persisted. i restarted and thats when my mac started biting the dust. after 10 min to login it took 15 min just to open the folder i clicked then another 20 just to load everything in that folder.....i went to disk utilities to fix some things and to repair the permissions it said 16 days and 11 hours!!!!! i ran fsck and still no help. I booted into safe mode where things ran a little smoother but still was slow. Now after i ran the same thing in safe mode ( repair disk permissions ) it only took a whole 3 minutes compared to the baffling 16 days crap. still no fix but i was told to boot with my apple disk because my disk needs to be repaired .... NOW heres the problem 1) i got the macbook from craigslist and the previous owner broke the cd tray im guessing...2) i do not have my snow leopard osx disk ..... so im guessing a normally easy fix has turned bad lol. i kinda dont know what to do from this point.. and im not buying an external drive... on top of all that my external HD only shows up in disk utility but not anywhere else...so i cant back up my files so lol if anyone could help me with this problem to get my mac to work i would very much appreciate it. i use my mac for photoshop and its my main source of income for now.. this is my first mac so im kinda out on a limb here lol.