Tuesday, April 20, 2010

When Using Safe Mode Mac System Goes Down

Mac OS X users usually know that it offer a special troubleshooting mode called Safe Mode in which system can be started up. Starting Mac OS X in Safe Mode compels directory check, disables fonts, loads only necessary kernel extensions, disables login and startup items and performs other such functions which help resolving system issues.

An automated check and repair happens when we start system in Safe Mode. If Safe Mode fails to solve the system issue, we may need to reinstall operating system. So data must be backed up. If backup fails, Mac Data Recovery will be required. Sometimes, it is observed that when user starts the system in Safe Mode, it may not behave as expected.

The computer may shut down with a gray screen and Apple logo. This specifically happens in Mac OS X 10.4 and later versions when system fails to repair the intended issues of hard disk. This is to protect against data loss which can occur due to further damage. However, we can deploy other alternatives to solve the system issues:

We can use Mac OS X installation disc to use Disk Utility so as to repair the drive. A third party disk utility can also be used for disk repairing purpose. It is recommended to check for version compatibility with Mac OS X to avoid further issues. Last alternative could be reinstalling the operating system using Erase and Install method.

As this process deletes all the data from hard drive, so it is must to backup data so as to restore it later. Backup failure creates Mac Recovery needs. Data Recovery Mac will be required if backup fails to offer complete required files or due to any cause, media gets damaged. Mac Recovery is accomplishable through specific applications which are designed to use powerful scanning algorithms and recover lost data.

Data Recovery Mac software have interactive interface and safely restore the lost information. Macintosh Data Recovery is excellent Mac Data Recovery software to retrieve lost data and safely restore it. The application can be used for Mac Recovery for HFS, HFS+, HFSX, HFS Wrapper and FAT file systems.

Interactive interface and quality data restoration procedure make this Data Recovery Mac software best. This universal binary application can be used with Mac OS X 10.3.9 and latest version including Mac 10.6 (Snow Leopard).

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Time Machine Backup Incomplete on External hard Drive and Data Loss in Mac

Time Machine is in-build application provided by Apple to backup data from time to time.. The tool can carry out incremental backups of files on internal as well as external hard drives and hence helps avoiding Mac Data Recovery needs. In order to backup data to external hard drive, it is required that hard drive must be formatted with HFS+ file system with journaling enabled.

However, if the hard drive uses MBR (Master Boot Record) partition type, issues may occur. External hard drives, using MBR partition type, don’t support data more than 10 GB with Mac backup utility. So, if Time Machine is being used to backup data on such hard drives, the process may stop after 10 GB. If data gets lost after the external hard drive has stopped backing up data, then it can’t be used to extract lost information.

In such cases, we will have to use Mac Recovery applications. In order to make external hard drive to correctly backup data, we need to change partition type of drive as Time Machine compatible and hence format it. It is required to backup all the important data on some different location. However, if data gets lost from Mac system and backup is incomplete or issue occurs with the backup media

We can use Data Recovery Mac software. We can use Disk Utility to change the partition type of disk. We need to specify the desired number of partitions and select new partition scheme, which should be Apple Partition Map for PowerPC Mac and GUID scheme for Intel Mac. After this, we can set the disk again in Time Machine preferences to backup data.If the external backup media faces some issues or backup comes out to be incomplete, Mac Data Recovery software can be used to extract lost data.

Mac Recovery software are the specialized utilities to scan, locate and recover lost data using powerful algorithms. Macintosh Data Recovery is the best Data Recovery Mac software which uses effective and safe scanning algorithms. It supports HFS, HFS+, HFSX, HFS Wrapper and FAT file systems.

The application offers Mac Data Recovery for all the documents, images, music folders and application files. This universal binary Mac Recovery software can be used for Mac OS X 10.3.9 and above including Mac OS X 10.6.(Snow Leopard).