733 Views 10 Replies Latest reply: Aug 14, 2007 9:04 PM by Kevin James3
Hi Kevin, Welcome to Apple Discussions.
Please let us know what you mean by "can't find your Finder". On the Dock?
Your Finder.app is located in /System/Library/CoreServices/Finder.app. Is it there? If it is drag it to your Dock.
You may also want to trash the prefs ~(yourHome)/Library/Preferences and trash these two files:
Then log out and back in or restart.
Thanks for responding so quick to this sitch. I am able to access the disk utility. When I verify disk it says my
Volume Header needs minor repair
The volume PowerBook needs to be repaired.
Error: The underlying task reported failure on exit
1 HFS volume checked
Volume needs repair
Solution Recommended - start up from your Mac OS X install disc, then choose Utilities> Disk Utility.....
There is no spot to choose this folder, only choice is Update, Archive or Erase and reinstall. Is there something I'm missing?
Yes, you are missing this:
Steps for using Disk Utility
1. Insert the Mac OS X Tiger Install disc or Install Disk 1 that came with your computer, then restart the computer while holding the C key.
2. *When your computer finishes starting up from the disc, choose Disk Utility from the Installer menu.* (In Mac OS X 10.4 or later, you must select your language first.) Important: Do not click Continue in the first screen of the Installer. If you do, you must restart from the disc again to access Disk Utility.
3. Click the First Aid tab.
4. Click the disclosure triangle to the left of the hard drive icon to display the names of your hard disk volumes and partitions.
5. Select your Mac OS X volume.
6. Click Repair.
If you repair errors run it until no errors found.
Message was edited by: macjack
Yes, why don't you give that a try, if you can do that now now.
If that doesn't work, you may be able to repair this with 10.4.9 PPC Combo Update.
This is a fuller install, as opposed to an incremental "delta" update so it should overwrite any files that are damaged or missing. It does not matter if you have applied it before. It has worked well for many.
Remember to Verify Disk before update and repair permissions after update from /Applications/Utilities/Disk Utility.
I ended up having to Reinstall and Archive saving all my settings as they existed before the problem.
The Reinstall takes a bit of time but once it's done the computer responds as normal.
It is important once your finder is operating properly to do a software update immediately before diving back in; to get all apps, java, security, etc. upgrades back up to date.
Macjack's sugggestions were excellent in being able to diagnose and narrow down my options.