I'm using VMWare Fusion 3.0 with a Windows 7 virtual machine on the first gen 2.4ghz Unibody Macbook Pro, running Snow Leopard. When I boot up the VM it takes minutes, and the WHOLE system (OS X too) is dog, dog slow while it is doing it. Once the VM is fully booted, system speed returns more or less to normal. But what surprises me is watching the CPU meters I have tons of idle time (75%+) and my memory seems to be good too. Is it my hard drive that is making everything drag drag drag? I'm talking bad here. Anyone else have this experience? I have installed the VMware tools and such, I'm not sure what else to try. But my God is it slow booting. >6 minutes, and the whole computer is basically useless while its doing it.