Thursday, April 25, 2013

Issues with Mac: Fix them Step-By-Step

A running Mac machine may suffer from a number of issues degrading its performance and giving unexpected outcomes. Such issues can be due to some internal as well as external factors (such as PSU (Power Supply Unit) failure, any software or hardware error, file system corruption, permissions or disk error, abrupt system shutdown, network errors, etc.), which sometimes result in system failure and hence data loss.

Monday, April 22, 2013

Fix Empty Blue Screen in Mac OS X 10.8.2

A blank blue screen or blue screen with a spinning beach ball on startup in Mac OS X is a frequently- observed issue that does not let it boot to desktop, but makes it freeze. The issue might have been observed due to incompatible or corrupt startup items and applications. You neither can guess the cause(s) of the inaccessibility nor can fix them until you boot into the machine. The situation can probably be fixed, if you are carrying the OS X install disc; however, make sure the disc must be same that came with your Mac machine or OS X retail package, as other than that was provided by the manufacturer may not work. Follow step-by-step procedure to fix the issue:

Monday, April 15, 2013

5 Tips for Quick and Safe Mac Partitioning

Mac facilitates partitioning a hard drive using Disk Utility (found in Applications-> Utility folder) that is a full-fledged built-in disk management tool. Unlike Windows users, Mac people have this advantageous feature in their excellent operating system that allows creating and modifying a partition easily with much less effort and minimum of fuss. Though Mac partitioning is not a hard task, users often notify that they are facing problems and meeting errors while doing this. Therefore, in order to help you quickly and safely partition a Mac drive, this article is going to discuss a few valuable tips.

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Reclaiming Files Removed from the Trash Bin in Mac

Emptying Trash removes all the files it stores permanently from the system just like when you delete a file pressing ‘Shift+Del’. Here, permanent deletion directs that you will not be able to restore these files afterward. People are often seen deleting the files and folders by pressing ‘Shift+Del’ instead of only ‘Del’ that makes them suffer from unintentional data loss situations. Alternatively, even if it was a simple deletion (Del), they go for emptying trash instantly.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Time Machine Volume got Locked Due to Corrupt Disk Permissions

Time Machine volume is locked, what should I do? I am not able to access my Time Machine volume on my Mac machine after upgrade. How to fix Time Machine backup when it is locked?

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Have you Cluttered your own Mac- Speed up Mac now!!

Many of us are obsessed to regularly download applications, games, and other stuff from the Apple Store on our Mac, but hardly ever bother to check them again. Likewise, some of the music freaks do tend to fill up a decent portion of the OS X drive only with their favorite collection of music files. These actions that seem to cause no trouble earlier become the major reasons for bogging down your Mac after a certain period of time.

There are some applications that keep adding bloat on your Mac hard drive and thus need to be checked almost periodically. Some of these are listed below:

Friday, March 8, 2013

Mac OS X: Diagnose and Fix Disk Issues

Macintosh, better known as Mac, is the world’s best operating system and of course, is the desire of every computer user today. It carries the title of being the best because of its high-level security, faster processing, and built-in fault-repairing mechanism, which makes it a robust operating system. However, Mac users are often observed complaining regarding file system errors, disk read errors, and partition failed errors. Since being the best is the achievement that nobody wants to condone, Apple Inc. also releases frequent resolutions for such frequently met bugs.

Thursday, February 28, 2013

How to Erase and Reinstall Mac OS X Mountain Lion

You may anytime come across a situation that calls for erasing the startup disk on your Mac and reinstalling OS X. Further, if you are planning for an upgrade to OS X Mountain Lion, then following instructions will suggest you the recommended course of action to follow for a safe and convenient OS X upgrade:

NOTE: Before erasing and reinstalling Mac OS X, you should back up all your important data to an external media device. If something interrupts the process, you can rest assured that your data will not be affected.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Alternatives to Disk Utility in Mac OS X

Mac OS X provides a slew of built-in functionalities that are bound together in Disk Utility in order to monitor and troubleshoot certain arising issues in the volumes of the machine. Being a Mac user, you might be familiar with the Disk Utility, as meeting some common issues is obvious in Mac.

Disk Utility is found in Applications-> Utilities, and allows you to Check and Repair the issues you observe with the help of this monitoring and repair mechanism. However, people are often seen complaining that Disk Utility is unable to resolve the issue, does not allow resizing an existing Mac volume is throwing Partition Failed error etc. and demand for an alternative that can resolve such issues. The reason why it cannot resolve some issues is that it is built to monitor and troubleshoot a set of certain issues; however, it cannot repair anything for which it is not built.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion Upgrade Crashes Causing Data Loss

Being a Mac OS X user, you might have thought to upgrade to its latest OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion. If yes, this article may enlighten you about a bug that Mac throws while upgrading.

Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion is reported as causing installation error while upgrading to it. Additionally, it reports your existing and running hard drive as faulty and needs replacement, as suggested by Apple Technicians. This, sternly causes worry lines on your forehead thinking about replacing it, as all your data that is stored on it seems like gone!

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Data Recovery from LaCie Hard Drive

LaCie is the manufacturer of external hard drives and deals in personal storage devices to RAID (Redundant Array of Independent Disks) devices and NAS (Network Attached Storage) devices. Their build such hard drive configurations for Windows, Mac, and Linux operating systems are not much susceptible to failure and corruption. LaCie provide an integrated solution for consumer utilized hard drives that may include SATA and IDE devices, and even RAID (RAID 0, RAID 1, and RAID 5) devices. 

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

How to Create Recovery HD on External Drives

A hidden 'Recovery HD' partition is formed on the boot volume of your Mac hard drive whenever you perform the OS X Lion installation. This 'Recovery HD' partition comes to your rescue when your Mac faces boot failure. You get a range of options with this new feature of OS X Lion, such as reinstallation of OS X, disk verification and repair, and more.

Monday, January 7, 2013

Mac Stopped at Gray Apple Logo Screen? Fix it Now

You may have got accustomed to seeing an Apple logo every time you restart your Mac. But, this happens only momentarily. After the Apple logo, you are directed to the desktop or account login screen. If the gray screen displaying Apple logo seems to remain there forever, then it is very likely that your hard drive is corrupt. A range of other things can cause your Mac to get stuck on this startup gray screen, such as issues with peripheral devices and incorrect system software settings. You need to do a little troubleshooting to get past this issue and regain access to your data.