Hi. My Mac, yesterday, started freezing up while installing an app update, to the point that it had to be hard rebooted with the power button. Now it just takes ages to start up and everything is ultra slow. I mean. It takes about 30 minutes to get to the desktop and every click brings up the beach ball. Any ideas how to fix this? Since I'm on vacation I've no acces to anything suck as install disks etc. I've already checked Apple's forums and did a reboot of the PRAM and the SMC and is still the same. Manages to get into the disk utility in safe mode and did a scan of the hhd and it came up with no errors and some permission errors that I fixed but it's still slow? Any ideas? Thanks and Merry x-mas Rick Sorry. Computer specs: MacBook Pro 15" 2010. 4gb ram. 320gb hdd.