Clamshell iBook running 9.2.2 w. WiFi and plenty of RAM:
During boot up, After the desktop is drawn with all icons, and all Finder windows are poped up (if any were left open at last shutdown) and before the control strip displays, the system freezes for up to a full minute.
The last time this happened, I trashed all my preferences and did a few other things, but the process was non-repeatable and destroyed many of my user settings to fix. Is there some app that will display the processes running as they run, especially during boot up?
I want to know what my Mac is doing when it is 'thinking' but not responding during this period. I also observe similar behavior during wake-up from sleep. The problem is not affected (clearly, at least) by the WiFi card.
Sometimes on wake-up, the system hangs entirely and requires full restart. I need to retune this machine but do not know where to start.