System Preferences will not quit . . . cannot force

swindmill

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Mar 17, 2005
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I have been having problems with some BT settings and was messing with them, when I got the swirly icon. I let it go for a few minutes and then tired to quit system preferences with no luck and then tried to force quit with no luck. I then tried to shut down by hitting the power button and selecting shut down, but it won't do that either b/c it can't force SP to quit. What should I do?
 

Gee

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Feb 27, 2004
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swindmill said:
I have been having problems with some BT settings and was messing with them, when I got the swirly icon. I let it go for a few minutes and then tired to quit system preferences with no luck and then tried to force quit with no luck. I then tried to shut down by hitting the power button and selecting shut down, but it won't do that either b/c it can't force SP to quit. What should I do?
Hold down the power key for 5 seconds or so will force a restart. It shouldn't do any harm (although the usual disclaimers apply), but it probably won't fix your prob long term...

Doh. Beaten to it!
 
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swindmill

macrumors 6502a
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Mar 17, 2005
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OK, I had never had to do that with my Mac so I was hesitant, but I went ahead and did it. Everything is fine :D
 
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