thanks- i have disk warrior- the thing is, i use a g4/400/agp/256mb at work, and it doesnt suffer from this and the last time any disk utility was run on it wasa ges (posibly a year or two) ago -is it a problem wit all quick silvers, or my quick silver ?
edit- i also use 9.04 on the work machine, and use 9.2 at home- also carbon lib 1.5 on home, and latest nvidia drivers. would downgrading to 9.04 solve the problem? i would have thought if it was a disk problem, it would be there from start up- this happens over a period of time from start up. i will run disk warrior still- thanks for the help so far!