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[email]just_jthotmail.com[/email] (just_jt) wrote:
:> We've got an iMac with OS X that doesn't seem to start correctly.
:> It seems to go through the boot process, but then the screen clears
:> and turns blue, with just a couple icons at the top - no menu bar.
:> I can click on the clock to get to the System Prefs and get a menu
:> that way.
:> If I go to Force Quit, I see repeated instances of Finder, with more
:> added every second or so... If I click Help, I get the message it
:> quit unexpectedly.
:> Sometimes I can get Finder to appear with a menu bar, but it only just
:> flashes and I don't know how to get it to quit. I can't get to any
:> other folders.
:> Any ideas what is wrong and why my Finder is blinking?
Sounds like either damaged file structures or the Finder (or its
preferences) have been hosed.
I suggest booting from your OS X install CD, running Disk Utility, and
letting it check the disk for errors as well as repairing permissions
(it's odd how many problems can be corrected by the latter).
= Steve =
Steve W. Jackson