I've had it with my MBP, it is simply too slow. The specs are in my sig, but this baby is/was the top of the line 2.33GHZ Merom version, 2GB ram, 5400rpm drive. When I first got it with Tiger, it would boot in less than 20 seconds, I loved it. Now it boots painfully slowly in Leopard (10.5.7). I timed it at 1:26, which is simply unacceptable. To give you an idea, my brother's recently purchased used 12" powerbook (1.33GHZ G4, ~700mb ram) boots with the same speed, he even beat me once in a boot test. The boot process looks like this. Once power button is pressed, chime rings and the grey apple logo appears. After a while it gives way to a blue screen which takes a while and then the desktop, which takes forever to load. At this point the computer is reading the disk furiously, and once the desktop appears it is still unusable for 30 seconds or so as the disk is still being read. This was NOT the case under Tiger. I have 33GB of space left on my 120GB HD, I have repaired permissions, run all maintenance tasks etc... to no avail. So I checked the logs, and here is the log for that 1:26 boot time, I've highlighted some concerns that I hope you guys could help me with: 1: What is "Aladdin USB daemon"? If the process is already running, is there any way to make the system not start it at startup? Here the computer starts the process, realizes it's already running and terminates it. Makes no sense. 2: What are all these "unknown key"? 3: nodename or servname for what? And why does it start the "Aladdin USB daemon" again after it? Didn't it tell me earlier that the process is already running on the system? 4: more unknown keys 5: I got rid of every trace of the crappy POS program that is versioncuecs3, and yet it STILL appears in my boot, how do I make it go away for good? Please help!