system preferences shuts down when "sounds" is selected

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by redsled, Dec 12, 2012.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    I started out with an issue of mail shutting down unexpectedly.
    After some troubleshooting, I found out that it was the sound notification after download was complete, that was causing the problem. Now here is the problem; when I try to go into sounds under systems preferences, it goes directly to a "system preferences quit unexpectedly". Thus not allowing me to get into the sounds settings.
    Oh, just to add some mystery to the puzzle, my wife's has her own user side, and she has zero problems and is able to access sounds with no issues.
    So, how do I get into sounds, or make changes to it for my side?
     
  2. redsled, Dec 14, 2012
    Last edited: Dec 14, 2012

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    Anybody? Any ideas, suggestions, other posts? Surely somebody has had this problem.
     
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    Duff-Man

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    Duff-Man says...try nuking the pref file from *your* library/preferences folder - I think (but not 100% sure) that it's com.apple.systemsound.plist. That should set it back to the default. Another thing to try is checking assorted plist files using a utility like Onyx (free, and quite useful for all kinds of little tasks)....oh yeah!
     
  4. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    You da man, Duff Man!!!!

    Thanks
     

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