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I am on a 4 month old 13" MBP 2.53ghz 4MB RAM running Snow Leopard.

Two weeks ago I had to restart my MBP in two consecutive days. I routinely restart it after a week of usage.

This morning I had to restart it twice. It took over 5 minutes (normally 30-45 sec.) for it to enter it's stable state after the system startup. Whichever program I opened took an unusually long time to execute.

Today while at work with 5 simple programs open MS Word (for Mac) was in it's thinking mode for almost 10 minutes before I force quit the program. I doubt that this in normal activity. I ran ClamXav over the weekend and it came out clean. I've verified all drives and have used onyx as well. Trash has been emptied. All programs are running with current updates.

I didn't spend too much time with Leopard so I couldn't compare the two OS...but could this be my case?
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Repair disk permissions even though Oynx delves deeper into the system ... Worth a try

Applications>Utilities>Disk Utilities
Click on your HD in left column, make sure First Aid tab top centre is clicked then click on repair permissions ...
I personally use MainMenu
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Do you use Boot Camp?

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I do...but have not logged onto Windows XP in a week.

I will try the repair disk again.
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I do...but have not logged onto Windows XP in a week.

I will try the repair disk again.
Doesn't matter. Make sure you've got your Boot Camp partition excluded from Spotlight indexing. Had all kinds of issues with seemingly random beachballs until I did that.

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If you have Windows on your system, even with Bootcamp, it is bound to crash. Windows is a death sentence.
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If you have Windows on your system, even with Bootcamp, it is bound to crash. Windows is a death sentence.
That's simply untrue.

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I've noticed that when I do a search it brings up info from my BC Drive. How do I go about excluding it?
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That's simply untrue.
Sorry, but having used Windows for decades, I can promise you that Windows is built to crash and destroy everything you hold dear. It is a terrible, terrible OS designed by an evil man out for profit who wants to screw you over. Anyone who does not see that is naive.
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I've noticed that when I do a search it brings up info from my BC Drive. How do I go about excluding it?
Open Spotlight from System Preferences. Click the Privacy tab. Drag and drop the Boot Camp hard drive icon from your desktop over to the list of excluded items.

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If you have Windows on your system, even with Bootcamp, it is bound to crash. Windows is a death sentence.
At least for now, I can't live without it. Work requirement.
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Sorry, but having used Windows for decades, I can promise you that Windows is built to crash and destroy everything you hold dear. It is a terrible, terrible OS designed by an evil man out for profit who wants to screw you over. Anyone who does not see that is naive.
All exaggeration aside, Windows is effectively sandboxed when it's installed in its own partition via Boot Camp. I won't even get into the unrelated absurdities you're blathering about here since it has no baring on this discussion.

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Sorry, but having used Windows for decades, I can promise you that Windows is built to crash and destroy everything you hold dear. It is a terrible, terrible OS designed by an evil man out for profit who wants to screw you over. Anyone who does not see that is naive.
Sh**! My work is gonna crash and burn too? Best look for a new job!
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I humbly disagree. I have used all versions of Windows, from DOS even, on dozens of machines, and all of them, ALL of them, have constantly crashed, destroyed data, ruined my life, etc. It is patently absurd, and in my opinion, people who actually like Windows are either misguided, or very naive.
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Sh**! My work is gonna crash and burn too? Best look for a new job!
Why do you think your company has full-time IT people who spend their days backing up everything on ridiculously complex servers, who have to constantly update your machine, etc? Windows is ridiculous.
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