Currently Being ModeratedJan 6, 2013 5:41 PM (in response to Dean_LL)
am repeatedly prompted with 'finder has quit unexpectedly'.
Boot from your install disc & run Repair Disk from the utility menu. To use the Install Mac OS X disc, insert the disc, and restart your computer while holding down the C key as it starts up.
Select your language.
Once on the desktop, select Utility in the menu bar.
Select Disk Utility.
Select the disk or volume in the list of disks and volumes, and then click First Aid.
Click Repair Disk.
Restart your computer when done.
Repair permissions after you reach the desktop-http://support.apple.com/kb/HT2963 and restart your computer. After you reach the desktop empty the trash.
How large is your hard drive and how much hard drive space do you have left?
Currently Being ModeratedJan 6, 2013 5:56 PM (in response to CMCSK)
I'll try that now but I have used single used mode (as i cannot navigate using finder or open new windows) to remove preference files for finder and sidebar.
After the login screen appears for the second time on Safe Mode it won't let me enter my password as it won't let me type in, so I can only really try things using single user mode and the disk utility service.
Last time I checked I had around 100 gigs left of a 250gb HDD.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 6, 2013 6:38 PM (in response to Dean_LL)
Repaired permissions and repaired disk. Restarted and once again it asks me to login for a second time after the first and finder has quit unexpectedly. Although, this time the desktop seems slightly more responsive and it usable. Finder still gives the same error but everything seems better and I can now open programs, just not use them (eg I can open safari to google but I cannot navigate using it + google is my homepage). I still cannot click 'OK' on 'the application finder can't be opened -10810' and some app icons are missing so it is not back to normal yet but this has helped me make progress, thanks!