I shutdown my computer for some reasons with power button (cold shutdown). Unfortunately, my OS i.e.,
mavericksis gone at the moment and I have no backup from the Data and settings of that Hard drive partition.
I have the mavericks installation DVD, and tried to repair the disk with
Disk Utility but it didn't work. getting the following message:
Disk utility stopped repairing 'Macintosh HD`, Disk utility cant repair the disk, back up as many of your files.....'
I have 2 partitions on my hard drive including
Macintosh HD which my OS was installed there, and
Mac Store that contains my own data.
I tried to reinstall and recover the OS on the same drive i.e,
Macintosh HD in order to keep the settings (password, usernames,) and information of my hard drive (However,later I should do the clean install). To do this, I selected the
Macintosh HD disk, and clicked on install , but I am getting an error saying
The content of disk can't be changed. OSX couldn't be installed on this disk.
So I wanted to ask
1. Is there anyway to get my previous OS to work (I need my passwords and Data in Desktop,documents and download folders)?
2. Even if 1 is not possible, how can I backup the Data of that partition i.e,
3. Is it possible to extract my saved passwords on Firefox as well?
Thanks for your help.