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Hi all

I have a 2 year old iMac and am running on 10.4.11 (updated from 10.4.7 as bought).

When i open system preferences and select network, a dialogue box appears to tell me that 'your network settings have been changed by another application' with a blue 'OK' button. No matter how many times i click 'OK' the same dialogue box reappears instantly so i can not get into any of my network settings.

Unfortunately i no longer have the tiger install disks that came with my iMac as someone kindly lost them for me. I have tried installing Pacifist and extracting the system preferences application from another copy of tiger (not mine so i can't use it to install straight from the disk itself) and i have also tried copying the same application from another mac but with no joy.

Can anyone suggest a solution? Would apple re-issue me with replacement installer disks?
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Very much doubt it as they are not defective but give them a try. Other option is to purchase a full retail install DVD of Tiger. It is a black disc and do not buy the grey model specific discs. Three good rules - never lend money, wife or computer gear! Not necessarily in that order either.
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When i open system preferences and select network, a dialogue box appears to tell me that 'your network settings have been changed by another application' with a blue 'OK' button. No matter how many times i click 'OK' the same dialogue box reappears instantly so i can not get into any of my network settings.
I'll be grumpy grandpa and say "you should have searched the Forum for answers about this one!" Seriously, it's well documented on several forums now. There are 'fixes'. Here are the links:
What's Been Messing With My Network?
Dialog From Hell: Your network settings have been changed by another app - The macosxhints Forums
What's Been Messing With My Network? - macosx.com
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