Please Help! :( Wallpaper change = System prefs crash

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by DrJBrooker, Feb 18, 2010.

  1. DrJBrooker macrumors newbie

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    Hey guys, a few weeks back i tried to change my wallpaper and System preferences just hangs and Crashes and i get this error report:

    Process: System Preferences [322]
    Path: /Applications/System Preferences.app/Contents/MacOS/System Preferences
    Identifier: com.apple.systempreferences
    Version: 7.0 (7.0)
    Build Info: SystemPrefsApp-1750100~6
    Code Type: X86-64 (Native)
    Parent Process: launchd [205]

    Date/Time: 2010-02-18 09:59:49.177 +0000
    OS Version: Mac OS X 10.6.2 (10C540)
    Report Version: 6

    Interval Since Last Report: 178163 sec
    Crashes Since Last Report: 5
    Per-App Interval Since Last Report: 83 sec
    Per-App Crashes Since Last Report: 4
    Anonymous UUID: 1B1D9969-F606-48A6-B74E-B910DE73F085

    Exception Type: EXC_BAD_ACCESS (SIGBUS)
    Exception Codes: 0x000000000000000a, 0x000000011b261000
    Crashed Thread: 7 Dispatch queue: com.apple.root.default-priority

    Application Specific Information:
    IKImageWrapper
    objc[322]: garbage collection is ON
    |DesktopPref|-[DesktopPref didSelect]



    Please help me fix it :(, What do i need to do?? :(

    Thanks for all the help

    DrJBrooker
     
  2. spinnerlys Guest

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    Try repairing permissions via Disk Utility.

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    And:


    The following is taken from the thread titled "How to maximise your MacRumors troubleshooting experience" created by mad jew in 2006. It contains more elaborate information on the short extracts I took from it and should help you in finding appropriate help. I also made some additions after finding that thread.

    1. Search for threads or guides containing similar problems.
      MRoogle is quite a good tool to search these forums.
    2. Start your thread in the appropriate forum or sub-forum.
      Here is the forum's main page with the list of all the sub-fora found here.

      [*]Use a specific thread title.
      "Need help!!!!???? ASAP!!!" and its variants are not specific.

    3. Find and post machine hardware and software configurations.
      You can find out more about your Mac by going to the Menu Bar > :apple: > About This Mac > More Info ... (this button opens Applications / Utilities / System Profiler) > Hardware Overview.
    4. Tell us your problem, and be specific. What is happening to your machine?
      What Mac OS X version and what Mac do you use, ... .
    5. How long has this been happening? What changes were made just before this started?
    6. What have you already tried?
    7. Respond to all posted advice with details of what happened.
    8. Be wary of the (very) occasional bad advice.
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  3. DrJBrooker thread starter macrumors newbie

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  4. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

    wrldwzrd89

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    Looks like System Preferences is trying to load a preference pane and failing, for some reason. Do you have any preference panes installed in addition to the default set that comes with Snow Leopard? Also, do you know if any of these require a System Preferences relaunch to open?
     
  5. DrJBrooker thread starter macrumors newbie

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    There are some preference panes installed, i think i'm missing com.apple.systempreferences i cant seem to find it anywhere.

    IS that normal?
     
  6. DrJBrooker thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Bump, Can anyone help?.

    Sorry if ive Bump'd too soon :(
     
  7. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

    wrldwzrd89

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    What do you mean, you're missing com.apple.systempreferences? Do you mean ~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.systempreferences.plist is missing, where ~ is your home folder?
     
  8. DrJBrooker thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Sorry, Nope that is there. Anything else, Im so sick of this wallpaper
     

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