System preferences crash after install

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by silverowhite2, Oct 4, 2011.

  1. silverowhite2 macrumors newbie

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    Wonder if anyone can help me,

    Just installed Lion, and hovering over the top task bar (time, bluetooth, airport etc..) and opening system preferences result in the spinning wheel meaning i can't change any settings at all. Obviously this is a massive pain.

    Anyone out there know how to resolve this issue at all?
     
  2. LarQuiz macrumors newbie

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    same here..

    Im just saying that I'm with the exactly same problem.. I've tried everything from moving iPhoto library to deleting .plists and stuff.. I don't want to do whole reinstall of lion cos that would be quite a pain in the ass.. Just hoping someone knows the trick to fix this :- )

    LarQuiz
     
  3. heisenberg123 macrumors 603

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    how much RAM do you have?
     
  4. silverowhite2 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I've tried those techniques too but to no avail.

    I have 6gb of ram so that shouldn't be a problem.
     
  5. jempajenny macrumors newbie

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    This is my problem - similar.

    When I try to look at my iCloud and e-mail/contacts/calendar settings system preferences "goes mad" and finally shuts down and report is sent to Apple. "Goes mad" = starts using ALL of my memory (8GB), fans full blast. If I just open system p... and work as I usually do on the computer 75% of the 8Gb is not in use = green.

    icloud, e-mail, contacts and calendar works fine, its just the settings I can't get to.

    Help anyone! Thanks

    /Jenny
     
  6. afoessel macrumors newbie

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    silverowhite2 ... I have the same issue. With 6GB in iMac, launching System Preferences depletes memory and brings computer to halt. The issue happens mostly when trying to open "mail/calendars/..". Also unsure of what to do here ... the program just eats memory and usually ends in a crash.
     

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