Hi. I need some help because Im a moron technologically (which is why Ive always used Apple productstheyre so streamlined and user-friendly). I have an iBook g4 (Mac OSX 10.4) and somehow Ive really screwed it up. Heres how the problem goes: 1. I turn it on and login. Its is slow as molasses in January. 2. However, Finder, etc. all come up fine. All of my software is up to date and I have not physically damaged it yet (though I want to). 3. When I try to do something on it though (like go online or open a word doc), it will work for about 30 seconds (for real, I timed it once), and then it will get slower and slower until the application and the desktop stop working (that weird thing that looks like a spinning rainbow beachball will replace the mouse and then everything starts spazzing out) and I have to force shutdown. If I try to use multiple applications or it System Update come up, this will come faster. 4. I want to cry and/or through my iBook across the room. Its really important that I fix it, because either it works or I lose my music collection and have to use my PC. Ive asked some people what the problem might be, but either they use Windows, are more tech-impaired than me, or are just jerks who find this amusing. I think that it may have something to do (based on the knowledge that has been imparted on me via google) with the startup/login items; however, I dont even know wtf they are, much less how to disable them. So, could someone could tell me whats wrong and give me very, very easy, step by step instructions on how to fix it? Id be forever grateful.