System Preferences Freezing

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by brimoody, Jul 30, 2012.

  1. brimoody macrumors newbie

    Jul 1, 2011

    I searched the forum but I couldn't find a solution to my issue. I enter system preferences and click on desktop and screensaver. Once I do that system preferences freezes and I have to force quit out. Upon researching on the internet I found a suggestion to use the disk utility which I did. Didn't solve the problem. Another solution listed was to delete the I can't even find that file in my library to delete. I'm at a loss so any suggestions would be appreciated.

    Thanks, Brian
  2. randomguyishere macrumors regular

    Jul 24, 2010
    Same problem here. Any help would be much appreciated! This also happens to me when I attempt to change my account log in picture in System Preferences.
  3. bert484 macrumors member

    Apr 28, 2011
    Guys, I had the same problem. Was on the phone with Apple Care for 2 hours last Saturday and they found that I had a corrupt file in my basic Preferences. If you log in as a guest, it will work fine. Somehow they were able to save most all of my preferences and get it back up and running perfectly. Wish I had a better answer for you!


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