System Profiler keeps quitting!!!

Bob Dobbs

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Jul 17, 2002
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no matter how i launch it, i get apple sys prof unexpect quit!

OS X.2.2, mirror door 1 gig

it works if i boot in 9.2.2

any thoughts?
 

bousozoku

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Jun 25, 2002
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Run Disk Utility and repair permissions, then try again.

You could look for the preferences and delete them and try it again.

Also, if you've added a new device since the last time you ran it, try removing that device and start it again.
 

Bob Dobbs

macrumors regular
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Jul 17, 2002
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California
ok - fixed permissions.... Still no dice...

it starts to launch and starts 'gathering' but bails out before it completes.

ummmm - took the prefs and tossed 'em - STILL NO DICE

any other thoughts?
 

Bob Dobbs

macrumors regular
Original poster
Jul 17, 2002
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California
just did a FULL shutdown & restart - NO

it gets a little further, it finishes 'gathering' then for a 1/2 second I can see the stats on my machine... then unexpected quit...

and... umm are the prefs suposed to 'rebuild' themselves? Because they are now GONE
 

bousozoku

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Jun 25, 2002
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Gone but not forgotten.
Apple has specified that if the preferences are not found that the application should create a new version of them. If their own developers are doing this, well...they should be shot with rubber bands (which they probably have happen anyway).

I have had problems with System Profiler from time to time as far as it would display incorrect connections...FireWire drive on SCSI card, etc. but that's all been corrected.

I saw that you have another thread open now. Have you repaired permissions?