For the past several months I have been putting up with a really annoying problem with my macbook. Every day, several times it will freeze up. Normally I just force restart it and its good. But if i leave it, it will eventually kernel panic with "launchd died" and restart and then give me the flashing folder icon. Then if i restart it all goes smoothly. The hard drive in this computer is just over a year old so I know thats not the issue. The macbook in question is quite old so anything can be wrong with it, but I cannot afford a new one so I'm stuck. Its a late 08 unibody with a core 2 duo, 4gb RAM a 9600m GT, and a 9400m GT both with 256mb VRAM and a 1tb hybrid drive. Thanks for any help.