huge system problems
i'm not sure if this is a place where i can or should post such a question, but i am desperate. osx(.2 i believe, maybe .1) is all but useless on my 12" pb g4 867 right now. the only programs i can even open are mail, software update, system prefs, and safari. finder does not launch and when i click it in the dock it will not start up, it won't even try. furthermore, if i use arrows in any program that program will crash. i tried to put in a norton antivirus cd and can't access it because there is no finder to display it in. i also can't eject it. i downloaded a free trial of the software online but cannot open it. i tried booting from the norton cd but couldn't. the only thing left i can think of besides paying someone to fix it is booting from an osx cd and reinstall the system, which i don't have here at school so i will have to wait until i go home, which will be a while. is there anything else i can do? sorry if this post doesn't belong here.