System Preferences is Damaged - Repair?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by antdgar, Dec 6, 2009.

  1. antdgar macrumors member

    Oct 5, 2007

    My dad bought a macbook pro a few days ago and he deleted some things; iphoto and photobooth to name a few.

    I told him to go to system preferences and he gets an error message saying something about 'system preferences may be damaged'
    And it does not open.

    Is there a way to fix this? He has the snow leopard installation disks etc.
  2. Chappers macrumors 68020


    Aug 12, 2003
    At home
    Its just when you say he deleted iPhoto and Photobooth to name a few that I worry just what else has been deleted.

    Back up any data he has collected in these few days and re-install Snow Leopard. Don't let him delete stuff until you've checked its OK.

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