My Mac won’t Boot, How do I Recover Files?
Some of the most common issues that are primarily responsible for macOS Sierra not booting are:
1) Corrupt Sierra Startup Disk
macOS Sierra Start-up drive gets corrupted due to a hardware problem such as bad sectors, physical damages. Otherwise, the file system of the boot drive has failed miserably making the macOS go dead.
How to Fix Corrupt Mac Drive? Run Disk Utility (First-Aid/Repair) through Mac OS X Utilities (Command + R)
2) Kernel Panic disallowing macOS Sierra Booting
Primary causes that are responsible for kernel panic disallowing while booting the macOS Sierra are installed applications that have been developed or written poorly, add-ons, incompatible drivers, plug-ins, and internal software components.
How to Fix Kernel Panic? Uninstall any recently installed driver, software or update
3) Failed Power Supply
A dead or defective battery in MacBook Pro can be one of the culprits for giving Mac non-booting errors.
How to Fix Power Supply? Arrange proper supply to a MacBook Pro. Let the Apple Notebook fully charge itself before usage.
4) Bad RAM Problem
On the newer Macs, a small blinking sequence of light at the StartUp can indicate this problem.
How to Fix RAM? Replace / Reinstall RAM on your Mac
5) White / Grey Screen of Death
White or Grey Screen of Death error is a common reason ‘why a Mac won’t Startup properly’. To solve the grey and white screen error in macOS Sierra, try these tricks:
How to Fix Death Screen? Try
- Run Disk Utility to repair start-up drive
- Run Mac in Safe Boot
- Reset the NVRAM and PRAM Settings
- Using macOS terminal in Single User Mode
Recover All Data before Fixing a non booting macOS Once the macOS won’t boot properly, all the data stored in the hard drive becomes inaccessible for the end user. To resolve this issue and regain access to macOS Sierra; the best possible solution is to use an advanced professional Mac data recovery software.
Stellar Phoenix Mac Data Recovery Software can be used to recover the file stored on Mac hard drive and regain access to videos, pictures and other documents. This macOS recovery tool also provides a Bootable DVD option to start a dead Mac properly and then run the data recovery tool.
Software Applicable for: MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, iMac, MacBook, Mac Mini