I've got a 2.16 white 20" iMac that was purchased refurbished about 2 years ago. I do have Applecare. Symptoms: After about 3 minutes post-restart, the computer goes into spinning beachball mode and won't stop. I can't Force Quit, or do anything at all. I restart it, let it sit for awhile, and any time I do anything it beachballs about 2 or 3 minutes in. CPU/GPU temps are normal (38 to 48 C) RAM usage is normal I have repaired permissions/PRAM a few times I've restarted close to 20 times now. Problem persists each time the same. I am not running heavy or intensive programs I have not recently updated anything other than Adobe Acrobat I can't read the system log stuff, I'm not a computer specialist. I did not see any kernal panic messages or other error logs. Repairing startup disc with Disc Utility did nothing. Using Onyx to repair things did nothing. Any further suggestions? It's finals week, quite unfortunate timing. Thanks in advance for your expert advice.