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.