I've been having a very strange problem on my Imac (intel) 21.5" for the past few days. On start up, I get a blank blue screen. If I switch the display on and off using the power button a few times, the normal desktop display comes on. But at this point, none of the icons respond to mouse clicks, the mouse pointer moves around ok. Even the hidden dock does not come into view. Keyboard shortcuts also do not work. Pressing the volume/brightness etc keys has no effect. After about 5 mins it suddenly starts working and all is normal until the next start up.