finder continually restarting

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  1. adamsimms macrumors newbie

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    my finder crashed and there was no icons on the desktop, the usual... I decided to restart the computer, but when it logs into osx 10.4 it opens and closes continually...

    i took everything out of the startup list, and still the same thing.

    any suggestions?

    thanks
     
  2. DeSnousa macrumors 68000

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    Have you tried to repair permissions in Disk Utility?
     
  3. adamsimms thread starter macrumors newbie

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    i just tried it from osx install disk... no luck, finder is till continually restarting
     
  4. adamsimms thread starter macrumors newbie

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    aparently this is a problem with quicktime 7.02... if you downgrade to 7.01 it should fix the problem

    i found this @ http://www.macfixit.com/article.php?story=20050913080501809
     
  5. adamsimms thread starter macrumors newbie

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    i applied the downgrade, and no luck, it continually restarts... i managed to create another account from system prefs and that works fine, its just in my account...

    anyone have any suggestions?
     
  6. FadeToBlack macrumors 68000

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  7. adamsimms thread starter macrumors newbie

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    just tried that... still no luck

    any other suggestions?
     
  8. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Have you got any third party theme changer/modifier apps running/installed?
     
  9. adamsimms thread starter macrumors newbie

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    i had shapeshifter installed, but i never had any theme on, and shapeshifter has been disabled in application enhancer for months...

    i just installed stuffit deluxe 10 before, that must have been the problem, i dont understand why though
     
  10. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Maybe place everything related to ShapeShifter in your trash can for a while and see if the problem persists.
     
  11. FFTT macrumors 68030

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    If you did not disable APE when you installed QT 7.0.2 this may have caused your problem.

    You need to find all your Unsanity, shapeshifter, APE
    extensions in spotlight and drag them to trash.

    Then you may need to boot from the OS Disk again and repair the disk and permissions.
     
  12. rsreynolds macrumors newbie

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    I had a problem where Finder would continually restart after Stuffit Deluxe 10 install. When I deleted "Macintosh HD:Library:preferencesPanes:Stuffit AVR.prefPane" Finder was ok. This may not be your problem, but it sure sounds like you had the same problem I had. Hopefully Allume will have a fix soon.
     

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