Another Finder Freeze

Uggh. Happened again, another Finder freeze -- this time in the middle of work. A spinning beach ball simply appeared and at that point the Finder refused to respond. Could not quit any open applications. Could not interact with a terminal window. Could not force quit any applications. No way to restart Finder. After a few minutes of waiting and fussing, it was obvious that nothing was going to resolve this, so I held the power button down to shut the machine down. Then restarted. No crash log. Same as last time. Was it the last Airport Extreme update? Bad RAM? The machine doesn't feel particularly hot. Warm on top, but not hot. This is bumming me out.

Here I have the same issues! Latest build of 10.4. with and without the last Security Update and iChat Update (so this is not the reason). Permissions seems right. I can redo the freeze when starting Dashboard. It stayes ever on opening the widgets …
Have also the same issue when login as Admin without running any additional sofware (where no additional Widgets are running - simply the 4 default ones) - finder Freezes with spinning beachball
Whats wrong on these systems??
4x2.5 GhZ G5 Quad Mac OS X (10.4.8)

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