System Prefs won't open

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by Johnnybegoode, Feb 8, 2012.

  1. Johnnybegoode macrumors newbie

    Jun 25, 2011
    Carlisle, Cumbria, UK
    Hi guys
    Running Lion 10.7.2 with Server on Mac Mini
    Recently seem to have lost System Prefs - every time I try to open it, I get the little white light for a second or two, then it just disappears - never actually opens the System Prefs window.

    Tried through the apple menu, tried through Launchpad, all to no avail

    Restart has no effect either - still doing the same

    Oddly, I can make changes to the dock (removing icons etc) but the changes don't save either - it returns exactly as it was when I restart.

    Any ideas gratefully received


  2. robgendreau macrumors 68040

    Jul 13, 2008
    Can you launch any pref pane by doing it manually (look in /Library/PreferencePanes, for example, or /System/Library/PreferencePanes)? You many not be able to get the whole listing but at least you could run the Pane you're interested in.


Share This Page