G4 OS X 10.3 Finder fault

Discussion in 'Mac OS X 10.3 (Panther) Discussion' started by wiredsc, Sep 17, 2004.

  1. wiredsc macrumors member


    Jan 23, 2004
    My mac crashed (screen went dark and a black square appeared saying I should restart my computer, which has happened a few times before recently)

    I restarted my computer by holding down the power button. But unlike usual my computer restarted, by just showing the time and UK flag in the top left corner of the screen (not in a bar). There is no hard disk icon or partition icon, the toolbar at the bottom of the screen works, and I can open movies or photoshop files etc by opening the program and clicking: 'file>open' etc, but other than that, I can not browse my hard disk or open finder.

    If I click on the finder icon in my menu it says: 'The application "(null)" cannot be launched. -43' and no matter how many imes I restart my computer I cannot find finder!

    Any suggestions??
  2. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5


    Jun 6, 2003
    Solon, OH
    I suggest an archive and install of Mac OS X with the "Preserve Users and Network Settings" option. That should get Finder going again, although many of your applications will need to be reinstalled after doing this.

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