I was getting long boot times when I would log onto my account and even my kids' accounts on my iMac (2008 Intel Core 2 Duo). Then I could not launch Disk Utility and other standard, pre-installed software (including Accounts under System Preferences).
I started the process with Snow Leopard to restore from a Time Machine backup, but it says it's going to take 56 hours! My HDD is 500GB but that seems like an excessive amount of time.
What would be the usual time range?
I started it last night, but it came back to the "Language option" as if it restarted the disk.