Something that runs at startup is causing me some problems. When I safe boot everything runs fine. I have gone through the account-->login items and deleted everyone of them. I also went into library-->startup items and deleted what was there. Still, when I boot regularly instead of safe boot, I have some problems. I took a screen shot of what is running after a normal boot and what is running after safe boot, and there are three tasks that are starting at normal login that do not start in safe boot. So other than the account preferences and startupItems folder, where else are startup items located? If it helps, the three processes are: 1. Growl helper 2. HP Event Handler 3. iStatMenu proces Thanks again for your time in helping a confused man learn his Mac.