Hi guys, First up I apologise if this was earlier posted because I could not find it. I just swapped out my old HDD on my UMB (A1278) for a WD Scorpio Black 500GB (7,200rpm). I must say that WD did a good job with the HDD by putting liberal amounts of pixie dust on it... that thing is FAST! Anyway, back to my problem. Right after I finish the restore (from Time Machine), I get a white screen of death (blank, which flickers slightly at the bottom) immediately after a quick flash of blue (pre-login, normal) after the bootup (apple + spinning wheel). It doesn't bring me to the stage where I key in my password. Running a safe boot however, gets me into the com. I've tried: 1. resetting PRAM & NVRAM (CMD + Option + P + R) 2. resetting SMC 3. Running disk utility from SL install disc 4. Removing ALL login items from Preferences>Accounts but it does not work on a normal boot. I have no peripherals attached at the moment, but had my iPod Touch, and of course my Time Machine disk (WD Elements, 500GB) attached to the com while I was restoring it. Could this have any effect on restoring it? I recall the iPod did not charge during the restore process. I don't think having myself run safe boot all the time is a long term solution, does anyone have any experience with a similar issue? Any help would be appreciated.