desktop disappearing, finder not running and flashing

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by djgafi, Oct 9, 2003.

  1. djgafi
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    #1
    hi
    i'm desperately seeking advce for issue regarding my system.

    at fresh restart of system, my entire desktop disappeared, even top finder tool bar.
    the only thing that i can access with a roll of the mouse, is the dock.

    in the dock the finder is not active, and if click over it, nothing happens.
    on a right click, a message "finder not running" appears.

    i was advised to trash the com.apple.finder.plist prefs, so i did, booted in 9, trashed pref, rebooted in X (10.2.6) .

    Now the finder tool bar along with a finder window with my drivers in it (i've partitioned the HD in 4) is flashing on my screen.

    I still can't access anything on the desktop, nor see anything still.

    what else can i do? what is this problem related to?

    please help
    thanks in advance
    m.
     
  2. Chappers
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    Chappers

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    me too!

    I have a very similar problem yesterday - got bored trying to fix it and so reinstalled my system. I did remember that I was running at least one haxie when I upgraded to 10.2.6 (a bad idea). Haxies can be cool and useful but do need turning off when upgrading the macos.
    Good luck
     
  3. Chappers
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    Chappers

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    try

    Also try the macfixit forums - they can be useful if you don'thave membership.
     
  4. mmmdreg
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    mmmdreg

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    Just cleanly reinstall. Yes it's not the most exciting job to do but it sure beats Windows reformatting.
     

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