How to overcome Boot Camp issue in Mac OS X

The Boot Camp utility can be used for installing and running Windows operating system, on Intel based Mac computers using dual-boot configuration. When a Mac user runs Windows on a Mac computer for the first time, it lets the user perform re-partitioning of the hard disk in a safe manner. But for this to happen successfully, there are certain minimum requirements that the hard drive needs to have. If the hard drive does not satisfy the given conditions, it might result in loss of critical data, which then would require the help of a Mac data recovery software for recovery of the lost data.

Some of the minimum requirements of the hard drive can be summarized as follows,

  • Free hard disk space of about 5 GB along with a copy of Intel hardware and the latest firmware. The free hard disk space should be 15 GB in case of Windows Vista.
  • Some amount of disk space for installing the Boot Camp. This is essential, since Mac OS X requires some disk space to manage the items in memory.

If the minimum requirements given above are not met, chances of data loss increase considerably.

There are times when the Boot Camp Utility shows errors, even when there is enough free disk space available. This might be due to errors in the file system, or due to fragmented disk space. Since Boot Camp Utility requires contiguous free space, one way to get rid of Boot Camp Utility error, is by performing Defragmentation.

However, in cases where data loss cannot be prevented, it is very important to make use of a Mac recovery software that can perform competently and recover data to the fullest. REMO Recover (Mac) Pro Edition software is a comprehensive Mac recovery tool, which not only recovers lost/deleted partitions, but also lets you recover photos, videos and music files.

Recover data lost after formatting the drive

Losing data after accidental formation of the hard drive can be a real pain. If you won’t react immediately to retrieve your lost data then you might lose your important data permanently. Luckily, there are technologies today that can recover data from formatted drive.

One of the easiest ways to recover your files from a recently formatted hard drive is to use reliable data recovery software. There are lots of applications today that can rescue your files quickly.

To test the software’s capabilities, it is always recommended to try the demo version first. Most demo versions will show you what files can be recovered from a formatted drive. Unfortunately, demo versions will not allow you to actually rescue or retrieve the files. You need to purchase the commercial full version to proceed with data recovery.

Before you start recovering your files, it is important to install the software on another partition of your drive. You can also use a separate computer to run the software and use the formatted drive as a separate storage device of the secondary computer. Installing the file recovering software on the reformatted drive could overwrite your files which could make the rescue effort more complicated and difficult.

Crashed hard drive recovery

A hard drive is the most widely used media for storage of data. A hard drive is preferred over other storage media, because of its high access speeds, and accuracy in fetching data. A hard drive is composed of many physical components such as disk platters, read/write head, spindle, motor etc. There are many occasions in which, a hard drive suffers from loss of data due to physical errors such as head crash, or physical damage to the platters. In such cases, chances of recovering data from the damaged hard drive are very remote.

Crashed hard drive recovery is relatively easy, if the loss of data is logical, and not physical. This is because, no matter how bad the data loss, all the lost/deleted data can be recovered from a hard drive, provided we take some necessary precautions. Data loss can occur in a hard drive, due to virus attacks, malware, power surge, sabotage etc. This may result in loss of data from the hard drive or, in some cases lead to a hard drive crash, which might render the whole hard drive inaccessible by the user.

REMO Recover (Windows) Pro Edition software makes crashed hard drive recovery a simple task. The software is specially designed for systems running on Windows operating system, and lets the user recover data from lost/deleted partitions of a hard drive. REMO Recover (Windows) Pro Edition software provides some of the best features, that the user can make use of, to the fullest.

The need for a Disk imaging software

A disk image is a file which consists of files in different formats. It is usually stored with an .iso extension. The disk image consists of all the contents of the storage device, copied sector by sector onto the file, along with the structure of the storage device, whose image is being created. Disk images can be compressed to save space. A compressed disk image saves room by using an algorithm that amounts to digital shorthand.

Taking a disk image has many advantages over the regular backup. In a regular backup, the data has to be saved onto the appropriate partition manually. If you use the regular backup, the drives have to be manually partitioned and formatted, and the operating system installed and configured. Then, the programs have to be reinstalled and reconfigured, followed by restoration of data files from backups. A disk image can take care of all of these time-consuming steps with a single, easy command. Disk images can also be used in recovering lost data from hard drives.

You can obtain a disk image using a good. REMO Recover (Windows) Pro Edition software lets you take the disk image of a given drive, and later helps you in recovering lost data from the created disk image. The software also lets you recover data from lost/deleted partitions with ease.

Data recovery tools that have speed and advanced preview functions

By now you have probably wondered if there are data recovery tools that have both of these features. Are there data recovery tools available that can preview many file types and also run a fast deep scan of a reformatted drive? To be honest, there are less than a handful of these available. The best data recovery tools that do work are offered by REMO. REMO has for almost twenty years provided data recovery services for physically damaged hard disks. They now also have a full range of data recovery do-it-yourself programs.