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Ever lose System Preferences

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New iMac G5 w/Tiger:
For some odd reason, when I clicked on the System Preferences icon in the Dock, all I got was a super-imposed question mark on the icon. When I went to the Apple in the corner to open System Preferences, I got nothing.
After calling Apple support and explaining the problem (of which they never heard), I was told to reboot the system with the back up disks.
30 minutes later and all is fine now, but I am still wondering what could have caused this hiccup.

I am very careful not to download anything questionable, but my not-so-computer-literate brother did download MSN messenger on my G5, which I promptly threw in the trash. He apparantly tried to use it again without my permission, and that's when the problem arose.

Any insight would be helpful.

Best,
pino
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Why did you feel the need to throw MSN 5 in the trash?
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Why did you feel the need to throw MSN 5 in the trash?

I don't know about pino's problem, but MSN Messenger will assert itself even if it has never been setup. The only way to disable it to discard it.
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Why did you feel the need to throw MSN 5 in the trash?

I fear things I don't understand
That, and I just hate when sh*t gets downloaded on my Apple without my permission.
Most of those PC-based services just seem so damn clingy and bog things down.
Just my opinion, of course.
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What's a PC-based service?
'L'enfer, c'est les autres' - JPS
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