hi there, im having a few problems with my macbook that have slowley progressed over the past month or two. i bought this 15" macbook pro early this january brand new and it was running perfectly with no problems untill recently. the problem is that it is starting to run alot slower than usual, especially on the start up which now takes 1.09 mins, with 37.7 secs just to get to the apple logo which it used to go to straight away! ive also noticed problems with the apple remote control, which will often not recieve what i have pressed untill a good 5 mins later. and lastley it has also been crashing quite a bit, and already has twice this morning which has stopped me being able to search the forum properly for previous threads of this matter. yesterday i cleaned out my hardrive, getting rid of anything i didnt need in an attempt to help it run more smoothley but as of yet i have not noticed a difference. i have never dropped or bumped the laptop and take extremely good care of it, although it does get alot of use. i understand that computers do slow down with time, but when i spent this much onit it has started to get frustrating, so i was just wandering if there was anything else people could recommend before i consider taking it back to where i bought it? the specs are as follow: 2.16ghz 2gb ram 100gb hd thanks in advance alex oh, and excuse me if some of the spelling is off, dyslexic hah.