System Profiler keeps quitting!!!

Discussion in 'Mac Help/Tips' started by Bob Dobbs, Dec 19, 2002.

  1. Bob Dobbs macrumors regular

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    no matter how i launch it, i get apple sys prof unexpect quit!

    OS X.2.2, mirror door 1 gig

    it works if i boot in 9.2.2

    any thoughts?
     
  2. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    Run Disk Utility and repair permissions, then try again.

    You could look for the preferences and delete them and try it again.

    Also, if you've added a new device since the last time you ran it, try removing that device and start it again.
     
  3. Bob Dobbs thread starter macrumors regular

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    ok - fixed permissions.... Still no dice...

    it starts to launch and starts 'gathering' but bails out before it completes.

    ummmm - took the prefs and tossed 'em - STILL NO DICE

    any other thoughts?
     
  4. Bob Dobbs thread starter macrumors regular

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    just did a FULL shutdown & restart - NO

    it gets a little further, it finishes 'gathering' then for a 1/2 second I can see the stats on my machine... then unexpected quit...

    and... umm are the prefs suposed to 'rebuild' themselves? Because they are now GONE
     
  5. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    Apple has specified that if the preferences are not found that the application should create a new version of them. If their own developers are doing this, well...they should be shot with rubber bands (which they probably have happen anyway).

    I have had problems with System Profiler from time to time as far as it would display incorrect connections...FireWire drive on SCSI card, etc. but that's all been corrected.

    I saw that you have another thread open now. Have you repaired permissions?
     
  6. Bob Dobbs thread starter macrumors regular

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    hi

    yes i repaired permissions (twice) - a few reboots - still no luck.

    any ideas?
     
  7. Falleron macrumors 68000

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    Try updating to 10.2.3. Never know, it may help.
     

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