System Profiler Is Missing The Hardware Tab

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by signjc, Mar 6, 2011.

  1. signjc macrumors newbie

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    When I open my system profiler I only get the Network and Software Tabs. The hardware tab is missing Also, I installed Onyx to see if I can get the information through a 3rd party program. Amazingly, the information about my Mac in Onyx was blank too.

    I am running Snow Leopard on a Unibody Macbook 2ghz Intel Core 2 Duo (the aluminum Macbook before they started calling it a Macbook Pro).

    I can't find any references on this problem and my system is otherwise running well.

    Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. Knoodles macrumors 6502

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    View menu in System Profiler do you have Full Profile selected?
    You could also try hitting Refresh there too.
     
  3. signjc thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yes, I am looking in full view mode.

    Yes, I have hit refresh.

    That does not resolve the problem.
     
  4. signjc thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I used Onyx to reset permissions; I did disk first aid using the OS disk; I removed the System Profiler preference, and finally I used Pacifist to extract and replace System Profiler. None of these fixes has worked.

    I still can't view my hardware information - interestingly, I was able to view the hardware tab when I was using the utilities on the OS disk.

    Not sure if this worth doing a complete reinstall for, but it is very irritating and I'm not sure if there are other problems that may not be readily apparent.
     

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