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MacBook Pro 13-Inch UniBody Late '09
Mac OS X 10.6.8 Snow Leopard - 2.26GHz Intel Core 2 Duo - 4GB 1067 MHz DDR3
(750GB 2.5" Western Digital 'Scorpio BLACK' 7200RPM SATA 9.5mm Notebook HD with 16MB)

My Finder is frozen and I cannot seem to relaunch it successfully. I have restarted, restarted in Safe Mode, I have killed (force quit) the Finder program, installed updates etc etc to no avail.

I cannot select anything on my desktop and anytime I touch an open Finder, the spinwheel occurs and I cannot perform any system functions (restart etc). I also cannot access Terminal or anything through Spotlight.

I am able to launch all programs and use them smoothly. In fact, I can access files folders on my desktop and drives from Gmail to send. It's just Finder and Spotlight that are frozen (as far as I can tell). When I force quit Finder, the folders reload but are frozen when I try to close them. I backed up time machine yesterday. I wonder if I should revert to an earlier state? Also, I left my music folder off of the time machine backup as it is too large. Will setting back my system delete my music?

I am told that possibly trashing my prefs ( will help, but I can't get there without Terminal, spotlight or Finder. Anyone know how I can do this?

Does anyone think this might be my newish (2-3 months) 750GB drive failing?

Any help would be much appreciated.

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