Help! Finder not launching on startup

in Genius Bar edited January 2014
I was working in Photoshop and it crashed and so I restarted it. It did it again so I thought it would be a good idea to restart OSX(10.2.4). When I did the Unix command line appeared instead of the finder. I know simple unix commands, but how do I get the finder to launch on startup?

Unfortunately, I have a crap load of stuff to do tonight and have to get everything done... Any help would be appreciated!


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    costiquecostique Posts: 1,084member
    run fsck several times until you don't get 'the file system was modified' message. Then shutdown -r now may help. Otherwise boot from a MacOS X CD, perform disk repair, repair permissions and try to boot normally again.
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