right, i am having major finder problems. every time i turn my computer on finder never starts up, i just get the spinning beachball but all the other programmes work. i have to relaunch finder several times before it gets working but it always takes a few minutes to get itself going after relaunch. i have tried all the usual things such as repairing permissions etc. so basically any other ideas? i have noticed that my drives do not show on the desktop till finder has started, could it be something to do with that (e.g. my internal drive is going?) i dont think this coud be the case as i can launch other programmes that are on the dock as that is there. so any ideas?