Hi there, Im new to these forums and was wondering if anyone could help me with a problem im having. My Macbook has started to freeze up constantly after startup, applications are non-responsive. I can still move the mouse around the screen when this happens but the pointer soon turns into the beach-ball icon and after 5 minutes things go back to normal but only for a minute or two before everything starts freezing up again. There is a clicking noise coming from inside the mac whenever this happens. I have run a virus check which reported no infections and i have uninstalled all programs installed since the problem occurred but to no avail. My Macbook is fairly old (around 3-4 years) but there where no previous indications that it was nearing the end of its life. Could this be a RAM related problem or possible a Hard Drive related issue? Is it just time to put my laptop to rest? Any help will be greatly appreciated.