It sounds like there may be some sort of an issue in your operating system causing this to happen. You will probably want to create a Time Machine backup of your computer and reinstall the operating system to see if that affects the issue. An article about Time Machine backups can be found right here:
While an article about reinstalling Snow Leopard can be found here:
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Hey Branden, I was trying to avoid all that and actually was hoping to figure out what was causing it so I could avoid replicating it the future.
Also I'm not exactly sure other than hard files saved for work and family that I want to even be bothered with any of the settings / preferences Time Machine would restore in that regard.
I will just keep dealing with it for now as doing that really isn't what I am looking to do, as I have had to do that a couple times since having this machine.
Truth be told I miss the old OS' I never had as many issues as I have had in the OSX World of Aggravation.
Thanks for the input though.