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.

Recover data from corrupted SD card

In this modern age of photography a lot of us face similar kind of problems that reads “Card Corrupt” or a same sort of message on your camera’s LCD. For those who haven’t yet faced such problem I hope slight knowledge will help dissolve such issues after realizing something is wrong with your media. With the help of this article I just try my best to give you some piece of mind to know that you have good chances of recovering the lost data from your corrupted sd card.

As soon as you realize that you have lost valuable data on sd card due to corruption, take the card out of your camera and try it in another camera. Doing this, chance might be that you may find the images are readable by another camera, helping you relax a bit, but most of the time they won’t be. Either ways the next thing you are supposed to do is set your card aside and try it on your computer.

Chances are that your machine would also fail to recognize the card and pop up a message saying it is not having any form of a file system at all and will ask you if you’d like to format it. Do NOT format your card at this point. Doing so data recovery would become more complex.

At this point what you have to just do is connect the card through a card reader to the system where you would be performing recovery process. In order to perform the recovery process you need to first install powerful data recovery software to recover corrupted sd card.

REMO Recover (Windows) data recovery software would be the ideal software solution to recover lost data. This software has a component that can perform file recovery based on unique file signature search with the help of “File Tracer” component provided along with the software.

Once you are able to see your card as a drive with the help a card reader, you can use the above mentioned applications to recover your lost data.

Always try the demo version to evaluate the chances of recovery before buying the full version. Data recovery software recovers what is available physically on a disk. A file if it is overwritten or corrupted it will be recovered in the same state. Please note that once data gets overwritten cannot be recovered.