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Jul 2, 2012

My 2.33gh intel core 2 is acting erratic. The finder quits, stalls and turns off and then reappears. Programs fail. adobe will not run.It was on during the huge electrical storm last weekend. It started acting like this after. It was on a surge protector, but those are not 100%.

I can get a ways into backing up files. I am attempting to install Lion, but I did not journal the partition. And It looks like I have to clean install and erase the HD.If power surge did damage, software will not work.Does the finder issue look like electrical damage?

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My Finder "quits" or "restarts" when I try to access any file other than a single file that is on the Desktop.

WANT: To repair the operation of the finder so I have access to all my files.

SYSTEM: I am currently running OS 10.5.8 on an older Macbook, with a 325 GB HD. (Note: I started having this trouble on OS 10.5.7 but upgraded to 10.5.8 but the problem still persisted.)

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5. All the programs on my Dock will start and operate normally. These programs "go get" stored files and run them normally. From that I know that the "resetting" of the Finder does not mean that I am losing programs or they are being erased. (I can only run programs on the Dock because they are not accessible in the Finder as all other files.)

6. I can access the finder information when I am trying to Save a file. The Finder window that appears for me to search for a place to put a document works okay.

7. I can download email attachments (pdf) documents, for example, to the Desktop one at a time but if I put them in a common file on the Desktop, when I call up the common file, the Finder window starts but "resets" as noted above.

8. If I have a file on a CD when the Finder comes up to list the files in the CD, it "resets" as described above.

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1. Log 

Jun  1 16:26:21 B***s-MacBook-Pro[1] ([1607]): Exited with code: 1
Jun  1 16:26:21 B***s-MacBook-Pro[1] ( Throttling respawn: Will start in 10 seconds
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2. Log 

Jun  1 16:30:45 B***s-MacBook-Pro.local WindowServer[105]: disable_update_timeout: UI updates were forcibly disabled by application "Finder" for over 1.00 seconds. Server has re-enabled them.
Jun  1 16:30:51 B***s-MacBook-Pro[1] ([1660]): Exited with code: 1
Jun  1 16:30:51 B***s-MacBook-Pro[1] ( Throttling respawn: Will start in 10 seconds


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