About my MacBook: 17" MacBook Pro 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo OS X 10.5.7 2 GB Memory 123GB free space on my Harddrive (330 GB 7200RPM drive) The problem: I've never had this problem before. My mom asked if she could use my computer so I restarted it so she could use the Guest Account. Restart took FOREVER. Because of this I decided to log back into my account, but when I clicked my icon it took 3 minutes before I was even allowed to enter the password. Once entered, it took another eternity to load, and any programs I tried to start took forever to launch. I repaired permissions. The "show details" area indicted a very long list of problems being fixed. Once that was finished, things ran as normal again. UNTIL I RESTARTED THE COMPUTER AGAIN. The same problem happened again (extremely slow startup - extremely slow program launch - etc). I decided to repair permissions again, and in the "show details" area, the exact same list of problems being fixed as before. Any ideas why that would happen?