system preferences quit unexpectedly

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by clattergate, Mar 23, 2010.

  1. clattergate macrumors newbie

    Mar 23, 2010
    When i go into system prefernces > Accounts the system halts and a window comes up "system preferences quit unexpectedly"
    it has done this since the machine was new... Apple helpline couldnt help... ive been putting up with it for 6 months now...
    Does anyone have any ideas....
  2. techound1 macrumors 68000


    Mar 3, 2006
    Make a TM backup and do a clean install of the OS.
  3. clattergate thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 23, 2010
    "System Preferences quit unexpectedly"

    In Sep 2009 I bought a MAc Book Pro, 500GB top of the range.
    I migrated the data onto it then... when i later wanted to add a user came upon the above message...
    Apple support couldnt fix it... i ended up ignoring it until my machine died last weekend... (a hard disk failure)... because I had had so many problems with this.. I bought a brand new iMac... restored the TM backup and hey presto... same problem.
    I am beginning to wish I had given Bill Gates my money now... surely this should not be such a difficult problem to solve... Ive reinstalled the OSX... deleted plist files etc...
    Still the problem persists

    HELP !

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