It does seem that the 'crash' may have caused some sort of hardware damage. You could try booting into your Recovery partition (holding down the Command and R keys whilst booting) and use Disk Utility to verify and, if necessary, repair your hard drive. If your hard drive appears to be OK, then you could try running the Apple Hardware Test and see if you have any errors.
If all else fails, I would just take the machine to your local Apple Store or an AASP and have them run their more sophisticated diagnostics on the machine. Could be a simple fix - who knows?
Thank you! Ran the APH test (extended one, too) and got no errors. iTunes seems to be working fine again. Also, like 2 or 3 days later, my iTunes restarted as if brand new. Then again I have iCloud so I'm not worried about losing content. But after iTunes restarted itself, it restored songs I first dragged into it from Home Sharing when I first got this MacBook. I did lose my home made movies. Luckily, all my tunes and movies are in the original Music and Movies folders in Finder. Also discovered a new serious problem, when I'm working on Pages, it takes literally like 2 minutes to save it after hitting command S. AND it takes 2 minutes also to bring up the Print Screen after hitting Command 2. Does this on Pages and on Word. Any suggestions anybody?
PS I do backup with Time Capsule on the daily.
MacBook Pro: 13-inch Early 2011
Processor: 2.3 GHz Intel Core i5
Memory: 4 GB 1333 MHz DDR3
Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 3000 384 MB
Software: Mac OS X Lion 10.7.5
Macintosh HD 187.92 GB free out of 319.21 GB.
Before the crash, it worked fine. Worked fast and everything.
Message was edited by: Mac OS X Nate