Hello folks, For several days now, my 13" Macbook Pro (purchased in August; painfully clean-install upgraded to Snow Leopard in October) has been freezing into spinning wheel mode randomly every few minutes. It would seem that this happens particularly often in web browsers (but also when no browsers are operating and I'm typing away in Text Edit or chatting in Adium and Skype). When the browsers are on, the FlashPlayer would occasionally crash. No matter what app froze first, whatever else I click on also freezes. The freezes happen most frequently after the computer has been to sleep and woken up by opening the lid. The wheels go spinning for up to two minutes, and then everything goes back to normal (for up to 3 mins before freezing again). The longer the comp operates after that, the rarer they become, and after a few hours they seldom happen at all (then again, some times they do anyway). On some occasions, everything freezes so badly I need to hard-reset, and then it takes the comp upwards of 15 minutes to reboot - and then everything keeps freezing, of course. Contrary to other reports of similar problems here, no CPU jumps appear to be happening during the freeze. I tried: - Running Disk Utility after booting from Snow Leopard . Some permissions (which in forums here were referred to as inconsequential / not related to freezes) were repaired; HD in general "seems to be ok." - Running RAM tests (with Rember, supposedly updated to Snow Leopard). Everything seemed fine. - Getting rid of the ARD agent (which was related to some of the permissions mentioned earlier) - Stopping Bluetooth (as someone here with a similar problem thought it helped) - Installing the Beta Adobe Flash Reader (same as above) Nothing worked. I really don't want to take it to the lab; I live in Israel and the comp was purchased in the States, which means that the only licensed lab here reserves the right to keep the comp for up to 26 working days Any advice? Folks in the Macbook Pro forum suggested the problem might be iTunes, but the freeze happens whether it's on or off (and, if it's been a couple of hours since comp woke up, doesn't happen whether iTunes are on or off).