Apple has released the new version of its Mac OS X series of operating systems, called Mac OS X 10.6 Leopard. Mac users are excited to upgrade to the new version and take benefit of its advanced features. It can successfully be installed and used on older Mac systems including iMac G4 series. But in some situations, you might come across installation problems with older systems. To handle such cases, you can use startup disk method to prevent data loss situations and need of Mac Data Recovery solutions.
In case of system malfunction, startup disk feature of Mac Disk Utility enables you to make a virtual disk for restoring your system to previous working state. It includes creating startup disk through Snow Leopard installer that Mac would restore while installing new operating system.
You can create restore disk by following underwritten steps:
Clean your hard drive and system folder. Deleted unused extensions, empty folders and unwanted files. Always create a full backup before deleting files.
Extract image file from Mac OS X installation DVD and convert it to *.dmg file and move it to external drive such as USB drive.
Attach your USB drive to system and wait until it appears and then launch Disk Utility and select USB drive.
Click on Restore tab and select image file that you have extracted on ’source’ field and then drag external disk to ‘destination’ field. You must create a partition, otherwise the process would remove all data from your hard drive.
Select USB drive and the partition. Choose Restore. When the restore process completes successfully, open System Preferences.
Open start-up disk application and select restore drive with.
Restart the system and operating system would start to install.
This is a useful method, but in case if you do not create backup and the process fails, critical data loss situations occur. In these cases, you need to perform Erase and Install installation of Mac OS X and then perform Data Recovery Mac.
Mac Recovery is best possible using third-party applications, known as Mac Recovery Software. The have simple graphical user interface to provide ease of use and extensive scanning techniques to ensure absolute recovery in all cases of data loss. With read-only and non-destructive conduct, tools are completely safe to use.
Stellar Phoenix Macintosh Data Recovery is the best ever made and robust tool for successful recovery in all data loss cases. It works well with HFS, HFS+, HFSX, HFS Wrapper and FAT file system volumes. The software is designed for Mac OS X 10.6, 10.5, 10.4 and 10.3.9.