...which would be fine accept for that my startup is not working right anymore. When I came home from work today and fired the machine up, it took forever... By the time I got to the desktop, the Dock appeared, and my wallpaper, and nothing else. The cursor was moving very slowly (my higher speed preference had not kicked in yet) and all that I have on the menubar is the Spotlight icon. In fact, the menubar itself is only a centimeter wide on the screen, just enough to fill the background of the Spotlight icon. When I click the Finder icon in the Dock, it brings the desktop icons up and eventually the remainder of the menubar (without my menubar icons), however Finder does not run. No black triangle beneath the icon, no "Finder" in the menubar, nothing. I've deleted the Finder plist file, deleted any fonts that Font Doctor X said may be troublesome, deleted all the apps that I had installed this morning when it last worked properly (probably something to do with the problems I'm having now), and rebooted a few times. Now, it starts up at normal speed and hangs at the point where my menubar and menubar items would normally load, and then behaves as described above. I don't know what else to do. If I click the Finder icon in the Dock to get things kind of going again, then open Firefox or something and manually uncheck and recheck to show the menubar items I use in System Preferences, then you wouldn't know anything was wrong, accept for that Finder isn't running. Can someone help me get this back to normal (hopefully without reinstalling Tiger)? My machine is a PowerBook G4 15" 1.5GHz and 1.5GB RAM, Tiger 10.4.7. Thanks in advance! P.S. I know there are other threads on this problem but reading them didn't help me much, so hopefully someone can help me here.