Currently Being ModeratedDec 30, 2012 1:49 PM (in response to BDAqua)
Correct, I attempted to boot into safe mode, I successfully logged in but there were no differences. I know for sure it was the preference panel I installed. All I did in it were change the dock from 3D to 2D, disabled dashboard, and enabled something related to Quartz. (I was watching an instruction video which told me to check something, I believe it was some type of Quartz Acceleration)
I bet I would be able to fix it if I had access to the system preferences, however, it won't work.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 30, 2012 7:20 PM (in response to T0XiiC IVIAGICZ)
Safe Boot , (holding Shift key down at bootup), use Disk Utility from there to Repair Permissions, test if things work OK in Safe Mode.
Then move these files to the Desktop for now...
Reboot & test.
PS. Safe boot may stay on the gray radian for a long time, let it go, it's trying to repair the Hard Drive.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 31, 2012 7:32 PM (in response to BDAqua)
Tried your suggestion, successfully booted into safe mode, but as I said in my original post, even in safe mode I am unable to access anything. I tried going into disk utility but it wouldn't launch.
Anything else I could try?