HTF member Pamela kindly donated me one of her Norton Utilities discs. Since my trusty lil' iMac started misbehaving again this morning, I slipped the Norton disc in pronto. I did not boot from the CD, however. Anyway, I ran the thing, and Disk Doctor told me I had some major errors (which he kindly fixed) and some minor errors (which he likewise fixed). The machine has been running smoothly ever since. This seems too easy. I'm not used to getting a break in life. Everything is a challenge, and there is plenty of suffering to go around. Life, in other words, is hard. So, did Disk Doctor make my life easier? Does my machine not have to go to the computer hospital after all? Is the little fella up for new challenges? Perhaps wiser minds than mine can answer. (The symptoms I was experiencing, btw, are the same as those I described in the earlier Mac thread that ran here a week or so ago. I still can't believe I've just gotten a break.) Thank you.