MacBook Pro :: System Preferences Crashes Everytime When Change Desktop Background?

Jun 22, 2012

I oped system preferences and it crashes, I open activity monitor and force quit it and then open it again and it crashes.. what can i do? i got a mac book pro 2.4 ghz intel i5 10.7.4 4 b

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MacBook Pro (13-inch Late 2011), Mac OS X (10.7.4)

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Process:System Preferences [32876]
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[Log] .....

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