Issue with Fan Control

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Keano2416, Apr 27, 2010.

  1. Keano2416 macrumors newbie

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    (Not SMCFancontrol by the way)

    I am running Snow Leopard, and every time I had to open Fan Control, it would restart System Preferences (presumably to launch in 32-bit mode). Now however, it still says "..needs to restart System Preferances" but when I press OK, System Preferences does not reopen. Hence I can't access the application.

    Any advice?
     
  2. snowman1 macrumors regular

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    Have you used XSlimmer before? If so, it might have removed the 32-bit architecture from system preferences (in order to save space).

    I had the same problem too. XSlimmer had removed the 32-bit version of system preferences.

    I was able to solve the problem by using Pacifist, inserting the snow leopard DVD, opening it with pacifist, and going here to find system preferences.app

    /Volumes/Mac\ OS\ X\ Install\ DVD/System/Installation/ackages/Essentials.pkg
     
  3. Keano2416 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ah, I believe that is the problem. Unfortunately, I think I have misplaced the Snow Leopard Installation Disk, so I'll need to find some other way to retrieve the original "System Preferences.app".

    Thanks for your help!
     
  4. snowman1 macrumors regular

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  5. Keano2416 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Worked like a charm, yer a legend mate :)
     

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