So I have a 3-4 year old 15" Titanium Powerbook G4 1GHZ, 1GB, 60GB, 10.3.9 with all the latest updates etc. Today I noticed extreme slowdowns and spinning beach balls when doing such mundane tasks as opening up safari pages, opening up mail, and the like. I checked to see that I had adequate free hard drive space and I do (around 13GB). I rebooted the computer but to no avail, I then tried to run cocktail and repair permissions but the computer froze up mid-cocktail session. No spinning beach ball, the ball was frozen. I then attempted to restart the computer, but it wouldn't boot past the grey apple screen with the clock-wise rotating thingy. Rebooting into safe mode didn't work (I held down shift immediately after the chime, and nothing, grey apple screen but no clockwise spinning thing), eventually I rebooted it and it made its way to the login screen. When I clicked on my name the spinning beach ball popped up again for 5-10 seconds, and the computer always freezes before the finder/desktop fully loads. I've tried holding down cmd-option-p-r while rebooting, and while the second chime sounded it never made itsway past the grey-apple-clockwise-spinning thing screen. At this point I really have no idea what's making my powerbook sick. These problems just appeared out of the blue and I can make neither heads nor tails of them. Any help would be muchly appreciated. Thanks!