Well my 5 month old 13" unibody 2.4 macbook is playing up seriously... I don't know what is causing it and it started a couple of days ago on the same day I decided to clean out my mac (virtually) and organize things. I also used Onyx to tune it up a bit. The problem is that sometimes it just freezes and goes incredibly slow and unresponsive like something is hogging the cpu or something but even with nothing else open on startup it it does it. When it freezes it goes really slow with the spiny wheel as a cursor. I've painfully worked out that so far I've found one app thats broken - Mail. It just takes ages to open then freezes for 30 mins? Things I've done to try and fix the issue: 1 - Verified + repaired permissions 2 - Verified + repaired disk (used OS X disk on startup) 3 - Reinstalled the apps with the application disk that came with my mac 4 - Gone into Onyx and restored defaults for everything and check the disk with Onyx too. 5 - Checked and installed all the latest updates via software update 6 - Emptied out just about every cache I just don't know what to do now... I've got apple care but I don't want to take my macbook in as I'm moving to uni around wednesday next week... This renders my macbook pretty useless... I'm unsure as to what apps don't work and unsure of the actual problem... HELP?! ((( Edit: Maybe Snow leopard would sort it out as it will be a fresh upgraded operating system install but I cant afford it atm... Edit 2: THIS IS DOING MY HEAD IN... Edit 3: Narrowed the mail problem down further. I've gone into Mac HD -> Users -> Luke -> Library -> Mail and moved all the files and folders to a folder on the desktop (to see if mail is working or if its the files). Mail took a bit of time to load up but appeared to work properly. I then put everything back and everything works unless I click on the notes section and I believe thats whats causing the crashing. I took out all the contents of the notes (I need the notes) and then deleted the notes.mbox (folder?) but the problem still persists... The mail app seems to display the first 2 words of the first note when I force quit it so it seems to be trying to load the notes? Is there a file somewhere that I can delete or reset so that it doesn't try and find the notes?