The reason I mentioned hardware issues was, when my G4 was having issues with the PS cooling fan, it was taking a long time to boot. Once the fan began running normally again, it reverted to normal boot times. I guess it was running a bit on the hot side for a while. Which reminds me, I still need to swap out the PS because it still is a little on the noisy side - just more than it used to be.<br><br>