System Prefrences HELP!

Discussion in 'macOS' started by MBP13, Jun 9, 2011.

  1. MBP13 macrumors 6502

    MBP13

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    Hi. I need some help. I've never experienced this before and this is the most trouble a Mac has ever given me..

    Can anyone help me? I'm unable to open System Preferences for some reason. I'm afraid to do anything with the CD's that came with the iMac because I'm afraid that I'll lose my current OS (Snow Leopard). I can't open it on both accounts that I have on my iMac.

    Any help is much appreciated.

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  2. mrfoof82 macrumors 6502a

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    #2
    First try to see if the following resolves the problem:

    Applications -> Utilities -> Disk Utility -> Macintosh HD -> Repair Disk Permissions.


    FYI, this is a software problem, not a hardware problem. By posting in the iMac forum you've seriously hurt your chances of getting help.
     
  3. philipma1957 macrumors 603

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    do you have a ssd in that machine?
     
  4. basher macrumors 6502

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  5. MBP13 thread starter macrumors 6502

    MBP13

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    No, it does not have a SSD.

    I just restarted it and System Preferences still quits unexpectedly.

    I'm planning on upgrading to Lion when it comes out, so should installing Lion solve/fix the problem?
     
  6. Benz63amg macrumors 68020

    Benz63amg

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    yea installing lion should fix the problem as it will override it you know.
     
  7. basher macrumors 6502

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    I tried googling your problem and most are in regards to the Desktop/Screen Saver preference crashing. Also no good answers as a fix to that issue.

    I was wondering if System Preferences would still crash if you tried accessing a specific preference. Something like clicking on the 'Date & Time Preference...' on the Mac's menu. If this get system preferences opened you might then try 'Show All' from within the preferences pane.
     

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