Of course my apple care expired 9 days ago... I had forgotten when it ended and we have had some horrible things happen in our household for the past two to three weeks so getting a genius appt wasn't a priority. Anyway... Here's the issue... About half the time I try to start up my MacBook it just stays at the apple screen with the spinning wheel. It's been doing this for a while but I hardly ever use this machine. If I stop it and restart again then sometimes it works. I'm making another back up right now and then I'm going to wipe the drive. Is this likely a hard drive issue? Any ideas? Thanks!