what would affect osx's loading time? ive noticed that the loading time of my iMac at work is much faster than my iMac at home. the difference between these two machine would be my home iMac is full of music and videos and such, whereas the work machine is filled with just programming stuff. how can i make my home iMac load faster after a restart? thanks Update: my work and home iMacs are more or less the same in hardware, except the one at work is a 17 inch and home is 20 inch. they both have Intel Core 2 Duo. clutter? well i always try to keep everything organize. i dont have a bunch of shit on my home Desktop. in fact, my work iMac is so fuckin cluttered, just because i dont care cause it's the company's machine and not mine. at home, i keep documents in Documents, i have a separate Downloads folder for downloads, all my music is in Music, and pictures are in Pictures. speaking of which, i have another problem that i encounter with my home iMac. sometimes when i hit SLEEP, it'll go to sleep for about 1 second before it turns on again. i literally take my hands off the keyboard and mouse so i dont touch anything, so i have no idea what could be turning the iMac on again. it's very annoying. and no, i have no external hard drive in use. altho the home iMac does have a second monitor plugged into it. at the end of the day, i always put both computers to sleep. ok thanks guys!