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OS X Leopard :: System Preferences Won't Launch From Apple Menu In Mac OS X 10.5.8

I recently upgraded to 10.6 and then went back to 10.5.5 in a few hours.

When doing so, I chose to save a folder called "Previous System", as the Installer gave me this option.

I've upgraded to 10.5.8 via Software Update, after prior 10.5.5 installation through the DVD.

At some point, I tried to launch the System Preferences through Apple menu and got the familiar message: "The application quit unexpectedly, etc.". Since then it's a recurrent problem. It's been 3 days.

However, it does open from the dock icon.

I still have the "Previous System" folder on my disk. I've moved a few things from it to my Library (i.e. some minor applications like Skype, some Desktop items like documents and folders, some photos, music, etc.). I've pretty much started from scratch with everything else - Finder preferences, Wacom tablet driver, etc.

MacBook Intel 2.4 GHz Core 2 Duo
Mac OS X (10.5.8)

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