Brian: Have you tried a full shut down, unplugged the power cord for a few minutes, and then rebooted (AKA a cold reboot)? Try that once or twice then try your #1. HTH -bill On Sep 20, 2008, at 2:42 AM, Brian Durant wrote: > [snip] > > 1) Should I boot from the install DVD and run Disk Utility to check > disk is OK and permissions are fine? > > [snip] > Cheers, > > Brian William Scammell bill @ wscd.biz vox: 781-956-3548 fax: 978-594-5290 Accept risk. Accept responsibility. Put a lawyer out of business.