Hey everyone, so I have a 3 weeks old MBP, and it's just been kinda slow the last week. For example, when I boot up, I click on Safari and it takes 7 bounces to load. Clicked iTunes just now and it took 6 bounces and the spinning wheel for a couple of seconds and then it loaded. Word took 11 bounces and a spinning wheel. I have 4 gigs on this machine. And those three applications are the only things I've loaded. I downloaded a bunch of crap when I first got this, and the hard drive has been gradually filled up. I have the 160gb hard drive, and it's about half full. I'm just wondering, is this normal for it to get this slow this quickly? I know with windows it's a certainty since you have registry and such. For startups, I'm fairly certain the only thing that starts up is a network scan utility thanks to my canon printer's installation software. I start law school in 2 weeks, so should I just back up only the things I need, and then do a clean install of leopard? Maybe I cluttered my hard drive up too much? Backing up is no problem since I could just move all my stuff to my hp laptop, do the clean install, and move back what I need. Anyone have any ideas why my computer got suddenly slow? I plan to get an external hard drive eventually, just so I can keep all my stuff off my hard drive permenantly. I may just move and keep some stuff on an old ipod I have that I'm using purely in disk mode. Thanks for any ideas/suggestions. Oh, and one more thing too... From coconut battery - my computer is plugged in nonstop, and it will remain so until I start taking it to class. I calibrated it once already, and coconut is saying current battery charge at 97% with a current battery capacity of 95%. Loadcycles = 2, and my mac is 3 weeks old. Is this normal? Doesn't it seem a bit off that my health is down to 95% after only 2 cycles? Should I try recalibrating again? Resent PRAM and/or SMC? Okay, thanks for the help!