10.5.1 Freezes after/during mounting image.

I have started to have this problem AFTER the installation of the 10.5.1 update: Leopard (especially with smaller DMG image files) will hard-lock (temporarily) when finishing up the mount on the image file. EVERYTHING locks - I can't change programs, click anything on the dock and everything appears to cease to function altogether. This occurs for anywhere from 20 seconds in upwards of 3-5 minutes. I don't, generally, have this problem with DMG files that are at least 50mb or more, but have it on EVERY file that is 10mb or smaller.
Ideas?

Repair permissions with Disk Utility. If the problem persists, manually reinstall the 10.5.1 update and repair permissions again.

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