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OS 10.4 - System Preferences won't open


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I am on a Mac Mini running OS X Tiger. When I try to bring up system preferences from either an ordinary account or an administrative one, nothing happens. We've had service provider changes, and I need to fix my DNS servers and subnet mask. I went to the help menu under system preferences, and clicked on an "open this for me" link for System Preferences. I get a dialog back that states "The item cannot be opened. It may be disabled or not installed.

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Sorry I put the previous post on this forum. I will move it to the OS X one. But if you have any suggestions, please don't hesitate ...
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I am on a Mac Mini running OS X Tiger. When I try to bring up system preferences from either an ordinary account or an administrative one, nothing happens. We've had service provider changes, and I need to fix my DNS servers and subnet mask. I went to the help menu and found an entry for "Changing your computer's settings", and clicked on an "open this for me" link for System Preferences. I get a dialog back that states "The item cannot be opened. It may be disabled or not installed."

Any help will be appreciated.
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open a finder window and go to applications and try to open it from there. if it is not there then do a spotlight search for system preferences.

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