My Mac Mini (OS X 10.6.8) is running extremely slow. It takes longer than normal to boot, and then runs slow to the point where it can't really be used at all for the first 15 mins or so. After this, it seems to run like normal, although it does occasionally slow down to a crawl again.
Booting in Safe Mode, it seems to be okay as well, although still takes a while to boot. I have tried repairing disk permissions, verifying the HDD, checking startup items etc.
I can get Activity Monitor to open after a couple minutes of waiting, but there's no abnormally high CPU, RAM or disk utilization.
It's only been happening for a couple of weeks, before that it was fine. I don't think I had installed anything around that time either.
It's driving me nuts, so any help would be much appreciated!