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    Can't open system preferences?
    I recently reinstalled OS X 10.4, and yesterday, I started having problems with not being able to open system preferences. If I click on the Apple in the upper left, then select system preferences from the drop down menu, the icon appears in the dock for a split second and then goes away. Same thing if I try to open display preferences or any preference menu. The only way I can get to system preferences is to click on the lightswitch icon in the dock. I tried repairing disk permissions, but that didn't help it any. Do any of you guys have any ideas before I try and reinstall my OS?
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    G4 Mirror Door 1Ghz Dual 1.75GB RAM 120GB HD Superdrive 20" Acrylic Cinema Display

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    One question - did you use the full retail version of Tiger, black colored DVD and not a grey model specific version?

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    I did use the retail version of 10.4 and I am updated to 10.4.11
    My Mac: (1 Of Many)
    G4 Mirror Door 1Ghz Dual 1.75GB RAM 120GB HD Superdrive 20" Acrylic Cinema Display

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    I have same issue as TheLordsServant. When icon appears briefly in the dock, as described, it's the icon ("gears") associated with Leopard. Appears that this didn't get over-written when I re-loaded Tiger and removed Leopard.
    System preferences open properly by other methods, but not by the Apple drop-down menu selection.
    Is there an easy solution to restore Tiger Preferences selection from the drop-down?

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