Over the past month I've been battling with very slow boot times:
today I cannot get past the MB splash screen. Here are today's actions:
3 days ago: routine restart-normal, 2minutes to reboot.
routine restart--45 minutes with MB splash screen.
manual power off. wait 30 seconds.
manual power on--MB splash screen, no boot, manual poweroff.
insert UltimateBoot CD (per instructions from earlier incident).
manual power on--no boot, MB splash page.
My data is backed up (Carbonite). There is a second HD installed used for misc backup.
Earlier responders were questioning the condition of the HD although it passed various tests except for one alert that it had exceeded 110 degrees.
OK...shoot me the bad news or any other ideas about resuscitation.
Thanks for the New Years Eve attention.