Finder not running, flashing finder menu bar.
I have a G5 with os x 10.2.8
My wife control-clicked an image in an email to save to disk.
Multiple finders were launching.
After restarting, no icons appeared on the desktop, the finder menu bar
was flashing on and off every 2 seconds, we could not click on the finder menu bar, the mouse works ok, all items in the dock work ok except the finder item.
When we control click on the finder item in the dock, the message "Finder not running" shows up.
Help, we have searched for 2 days and don't know what to do,
ran fsck, no problems
ran Disk Utility from the Installation CD, ran repair permissions and repair disk, no problems