Please help me! I am currently coordinating a volunteer construction project in the northern slums of Lima, Peru and my computer is an absolute must to ensure both the continuation of this project and my emotional stability. Before I indulge you with my computer crisis let me emphasize that I can be considered computer handicapped... I am one of those people who purchased an ibook G4 circa 2005 purely based on user friendliness and asthetics. Last week as I was trying to configure my computer to the local internet connection, I attempted to unlock my settings. It would not however, let me enter my password regardless of how many attempts I made to unlock them. I therefore decided it would be best to restart my computer. When I restarted my computer it would flash the grey screen with the apple and then without asking me which user to login as (although there is only one) it would go immediately to my desktop where Finder seems to be crashing and consequently reopening, crashing, reopening, the result of which is a flashing desktop where all my documents and applications sit there taunting me for hours at a time without me not even being able to access ANY of them. Everytime I try to access an application it immediately crashes and returns to my flashing finder. Needless to say, Ive tried everything from restarting my computer to begging it to come back to life... If anyone has ANY solutions (explained in vivid detail) for me I would be eternally grateful. Ive searched the forums already but cant seem to find anything that will help given that I cannot open anything from my desktop. Thanks!