After restoring my Mac disk to a single volume, and deleting the Boot Camp Assitant, I am now having a couple of issues, possibly more still to be found. I initially partitioned my HD to 5GB, but never went on to install Windows. After a while of leaving my HD partitioned, I choose to de-partition it. To do so I opened BOOT CAMP ASSISTANT by double clicking it. Clicked to RESTORE the startup disk to a single volume, followed this up by inputting my admin info (name/password), then my Mac restarted. Last night this successfully removed the partition (hopefully no steps were left out of my description). I then downloaded a Firmware EFI Update that was supposed to be for those who've recently removed Boot Camp. I figured this whole process would leave me as if I never did the whole partition thing, but now startup has become quite a long process. It was always rather fast. At startup, I now get to see a blank white screen for too long before I see the grey Apple logo and Mac OSX start up. Besides that, I believe my battery life might now be going down faster than before. I've been searching for answers on this forum and http://discussions.apple.com/category.jspa?categoryID=213 and have found similar complaints regarding startup times, but no definite answer to my problem. Besides the slow startup time and what might be seeming as a shorter battery (although I really haven't clocked before and after), everything else seems to be running fine. I am continuing to search for answers, and I will update whatever I find, even if it is nothing. In the meantime, any help provided will be greatly appreciated. Thanks a million in advance for time spent on my issue. -J PS - I have also emailed firstname.lastname@example.org with this info.