I really don't know what the deal is, but when working with external devices such as USB hard drives, the Finder usually has a hell of a time the last few days. As I am typing this, Quicksilver is frozen, the Finder is unresponsive, Disk Utility wont go away and no matter how many times I force quit them, they are still there. The Dock is completely unresponsive as well. I am sick of crashing on OS X and risking the chance of a force reset and damage one of the hard drives I have. My question is that given that my OS is mega-unstable (I just installed OS X last week and RAM is brand new), is there a freakin way of restarting OS X without a hard reset? I have tried sudo shutdown -r now in the terminal and nothing happens. This is so annoying.