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How To - Fix Gray Screen of Death in Mac OS X?

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Are you encountering GSOD (Gray Screen of Death) while booting or working on Mac OS X? Is your system unbootable and inaccessible while making it dual-boot with Microsoft Windows XP? If any of these issues occur with your system, Mac OS X operating system system may not let you log in and access stored data from the hard drive. Such situations may lead to some sort of data loss and need Mac Data Recovery alternatives to work around the issue.

In a practical scenario of GSOD in a dual-boot, you may experience the below situation:

After following the BootCamp instructions, during the process of creating a dual-boot system, you see only one partition, instead of the number of partitions you actually have in your drive.

The partition is labeled as “BootCamp” and the original Mac OS X hard drive partitions are invisible and inaccessible.

If you retry the process after updating Mac OS X operating system, you see only one partition as before.

When you reboot the system, by exiting the process, you see only a black gray screen, without any option to proceed.

This problem may occur due to missing or damaged Mac OS X system files, file system, and other data structures. At this point, you need to perform Mac file Recovery by resolving this problem, to get your data recovered.


You can the following methods to work around this problem:

1)  Boot from bootable DVD of Mac OS X, holding C or D keys.

2) Reboot the system, holding 'Option' key.

3) Boot the system with bootable external FireWire drive, hold 'Option' key.

4) Start your system in Target Disk Mode by attaching to another Mac computer.

5) Reset NVRAM (Non-Volatile Random Access Memory).
6) Try booting Mac system in Safe Mode.

7) Boot the system in Single User Mode or Verbose Mode.

If your system is unbootable and inaccessible, after applying above fixes, hard drive formatting and operating system reinstallation are the only way left. But formatting removes all hard drive data and it becomes essential to perform Data Recovery Mac to retrieve critical data.

Recovery is possible with the help of efficient and powerful third-party Mac disk recovery Software. They perform absolute recovery in all cases of data loss, through high-end scanning methods.

Stellar Phoenix Macintosh Data Recovery ensures absolute recovery of all types of lost Mac files. The software recovers lost data from HFS, HFS+, HFSX, HFS Wrapper, and FAT file system volumes. It is compatible with Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, 10.5 Leopard, 10.4 Tiger, and 10.3.9 Panther.

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