OS X Mavericks Install Failed

Discussion in 'OS X Mavericks (10.9)' started by Jim Jardashian, Dec 9, 2013.

  1. Jim Jardashian macrumors newbie

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    #1
    Hello. Yesterday, I decided to upgrade lion to Mavericks on my 2009 MacBook Pro. I downloaded it fine from the AppStore. After I clicked install, I received this.
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    I tried restarting the install and the same message appeared. I Tried repairing "Mackintosh HD" in Disk Utility but it's not repairable without me wiping my HD. I didn't think of backing up my hard drive prior to downloading Mavericks. I rebooted my Mac while holding CMD R. I'm given these options.
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    I attempted to reinstall OS X Lion but my recovery HD and Mackintosh HD are "locked."

    How can I successfully install mavericks or lion and preserve my data ?
     
  2. clukas macrumors 6502a

    clukas

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    #3
    hmm, you may want to have a look at some recovery software. Having spoken to some people, Spinrite seems to come recommended https://www.grc.com/spinrite.htm. I heard that they were working on a version to be compatible on OS X, but Im not 100% sure. I have not used this personally, but maybe someone on this forum has and could provide some more information.
     
  3. blueroom macrumors 603

    blueroom

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    Toronto, Canada
    #4
    You've not backed up your data since 2009?

    Change the drive in your MacBook before you do anything else, install Mavericks. Put the existing drive in a USB enclosure for recovery.
     

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