This problem actually showed up after upgrading to 10.6. I just wantedto say I have also done the update to 10.6.1. Anyways, everytime I turn off mylaptop and turn it back on, when it boots it boots with the sound all the way up. Nearly soiled myself when I plugged in headphones and my ears got attacked by a song. Anyone else experiencing something like this? Is there a setting I'm missing? Again, when I turn off my computer I have the sound muted, but once I turn it back on it's at full blast.