Those of you that shut down your PowerBooks occasionally - have you noticed that it takes a long time to start up since you installed OSX 10.3.6? Ok: technical stuff - it's a 1.33GHZ 12" PowerBook with 256MB RAM (getting an extra 512 soon). It's 3 months old (aaah). I installed 10.3.5 a couple of weeks before i did 10.3.6, and all seemed fine. Then I installed 10.3.6 and since then, when I restarted, it took ages. The grey/blue screen bit is as fast as ever, but when it got to my desktop picture it beachballs for about 2 minutes before the toolbar appears and it loads normally. This is bearing in mind that the entire startup took about 20 seconds in total before. All I had installed recently is iMsafe (free backup program) and a few fonts into Font Book. I have tried taking the iMsafe off and repairing permissions etc then restarting, but still the same. The Font Book is slow loading up, but it always is when there's a load of fonts on it. So I have also tried the following (thanks to searching for the good advice of y'all): Repairing permissions fsck (all fine) Zapping PRAM Downloading and running MacJanitor Updating prebindings And it's still the same! Mad. At least I've learnt a load of housekeeping stuff from reading these forums. Anyway, if anyone has any suggestions that would be great. It doesn't bother me hugely as I rarely restart, usually sleep. I'm more worried that something isn't running as it should. I feel oddly protective of this chunk of metal . Also, I wanted to show my PC-using dad the many benefits of the world of Mac at Christmas, and thought the fast startup would impress him. For some reason. Anyone else had this problem?