Hai! Whenever (or 95% of the time) I boot my Alu iMac when my iPod (first gen video) is connected, the booting process is stuck at the white screen without the Apple-logo or the spinning circle-dot-thingy. This has pretty much happened since the first day I got this iMac (+- a year ago), but hasn't really bothered me as it's more of a nuisance than anything else. This can easily be fixed by just disconnecting the iPod and wait a few seconds, but I'd like a more permanent fix as I often just boot my iMac when I wake up and go down for breakfast and stuff while the computer is booting. Now, I -know- this isn't a problem that's limited to only myself, as I've googled and found quite a few sites which report the same thing with the iPod, some external HDDs, digicams, etc... But I haven't really found a fix that works 100%. Does this mean there is no fix, or am I just being blind? On a (slightly) different note: I've noticed a huge increase in booting time over the period of purchasing this iMac untill now.. I used to be able to boot from offline to completely work-ready in less than 20 seconds, but now it often goes up to 1 minute or even higher. I might be picky here, but is there any way I could maybe decrease the booting time again?