Repeat System Preferences Crashing

Discussion in 'macOS' started by és:, Nov 7, 2007.

  1. és: macrumors 6502a

    és:

    #1
    System pref's keep locking up on me and I have to restart to get it to respond - I think it has something to do with time machine preparing to copy data - when I open it and see that it's preparing and try to close, it just freeze's and I can't quit the application.

    I have to do a hard reset to get it working.


    Is this a known problem or are others having problems, too.
     
  2. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

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    #2
    I havn't had this issue and while what you describe does sound like it is time machines fault do you have any other system preferences installed. You could try removing these and see if that fixes the problem.
     
  3. és: thread starter macrumors 6502a

    és:

    #3
    I only have steermouse, perian and flip4mac installed - I don't think they will be doing anything. I'm more and more sure it's a time machine thing.

    It says preparing for AGES - anyone know if that's normal
     
  4. és: thread starter macrumors 6502a

    és:

    #4
    Yeah, it keeps doing it - it's time machine. When it starts to update and says 'preparing' and I view it in system prefs, it won't close and I have to hard reset the machine. Annoying.
     
  5. iBecks macrumors 6502

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    #5
    I'm having the same problem with System Preferences crashing, but I am not using Time machine at the moment, so it may not be that.
     
  6. és: thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    iBecks, can you do a permissions check

    This is what I get (even after repair)

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  7. iBecks macrumors 6502

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    Have done that, no file permission problems found.

    I have a feeling it may be to do with Parallels, as its happened when that is running, I'm going to do some more testing.
     
  8. és: thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Does anyone know what the dealio is with the permissions?

    10.5.1 isn't far away, but I'm not confident it will help.
     

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