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.