i am running 10.3.7 on a 466 mhz g4 with 386 mb of ram. the system is\non an 80 gb barracuda, and most of my files are on another 120 gb\nbarracuda, connected through an ata-66 controller card. when i first\nstarted running this setup a couple of months ago, everything seemed to\nwork comfortably well. it doesn't set any speed records, but it's\ncomfortably quick.\n\nrecently, i installed, and uninstalled, a few questionable third-party\napplications and utilities. nothing nasty, just a few odds and ends\nthat didn't work the way i wanted.\n\nbut the problem is that now, a simple "find file" from the finder just\nkeeps running forever, but doesn't find anything. (e.g. search for\nfilename contains "system" on local disks runs for 10 minutes without\nfinding anything!)\n\ni can't tell if my file system is hosed (disk utility and disk warrior\n3 can't find anything wrong on any of the 4 partitions), or if it's\nthe system software (reinstalling is a whole bunch of no-fun if it\nisn't necessary). i have applied all the relevant system software\nupdates to date. apart from the disk utilities, i also tried running\nthe periodic system maintenance scripts, but that didn't seem to make\nany difference.\n\ncan anyone offer any helpful suggestions or advice?\n\n\n\n........ tom klein\n\nps. please reply to the newsgroup. thanks.