I have a late 2008 white macbook, which I have never had any problems with at all. It has 120GB hard drive, and 1GB RAM, etc... It was running low on hard drive, with about 4GB left out of 120, so I deleted applications, picutres videos etc that I didn't need, and got it up to 32GB of free space. I started it up the next day, and it was fine all day, then in the evening all I had open was safari and itunes, and it gave me a low application memory message and made me force quit safari and itunes. I haven't had that error again, but the last 2 times I've started it up, it gets to the apple screen, and comes up with a spinning timer and bar, and takes over 5mins to get past that then to blue screen then log in and then it's fine. I'm obviously worried I'm going to end up losing everything, but I opened disk utility and it is S.M.A.R.T verified so I don't think it's failing. I'm going to repair disk permissions, and I read somewhere you should start up in safe mode before doing that. Do I need to? I'm also going to run a software update and if it's still being weird I'll reinstall the OS. Oh I'm on 10.6.8 by the way. Is there anything else I can do? I don't understand why I got that error message with do much free space, plus it's not like I was using much RAM with only safari and itunes open, itunes wasn't even playing anything and I was only on facebook. Any help would be appreciated! It's strange how it's playing up since I cleared out stuff, could I have deleted something by mistake? Plus if it helps, when I still had like only 4GB it would run Photoshop and Illustrator fine at the same time without much trouble, I was planning to increase my RAM before this happened because I am going into second year at university and I study graphic design, so need the use of Photoshop etc. . .Thanks!!!