so i was talking to a friend of mine. He explained that everytime you power on a computer, it sends an electrical shock to all of the components, and that degrades the system over time. I was tired of waiting to boot every morning, so for the last 4 nights i have been putting it to sleep at night. No problems until 20 minutes ago, during an ipod sync did itunes freeze up, resulting in me having to do a hard reset. During the 5 minute boot up time, i was thinking, could this be because i havnt shut down my comp in a nearly a week? do you need to shut it down or is this crash not related to shutting down? anyone?