I am still troubleshooting this but I would appreciate any suggestions as well. Last night, my 24" C2D imac became unresponsive and had to had a force shut down. When I rebooted, I got the white apple screen for approx 10 mins. I then booted from the Snow Leopard CD and did a complete restore from my Time machine Backup. The computer did come back but when I tried to open most programs (Safari, Mail, Itunes, iPhoto) they all unexpectedly crashed. When I looked at the crash log it mentioned something about a java webkit being missing? Finally I got firefox to open. But the computer would hang every 10 seconds and have a spinning beach ball. It would hang for 10-30 seconds then it would just continue that cycle. I restarted from the CD again, ran Disk Utility and repaired permissions. I tried running from my hard drive and still had the freezing/hanging issue. I then restored my HD from another TM backup (different time). But still had the same issue I downloaded the combo update 10.6.2 on another machine, tried reinstalling that to no avail. I currently am restoring yet ANOTHER TM backup from yesterday morning (since I know that was a good boot). I dont think it is a hard drive issue because I do have a bootcamp partition, and can boot into that with no problems/issues. I wanted to ask if there were any ideas of what this could be or anything else I could try? I was thinking about redownloading the java updater and seeing if that helped... Any suggestions would be GREATLY appreciated. Thanks!!!