To properly evaluate each Mac disk repair software, we broke down their main features, pros and cons, compatibility, and price. By the end of this article, you should have a clearer idea of what these tools can do for you, and which utilities to download depending on your situation.
I got myself a PowerBook 165 that has a moved file in the system folder thats stopping it from booting up. I downloaded a system 7 disk tools.image off the internet but the only thing is that I don't know what to do know. I got a usb floppy drive that I use sometimes for my pc stuff but sice mac os 10.8 dosn't have support for HFS I can't copy the image on to the disk. I also have a imac from 2000 that can read HFS files and write them but when ever i try and use disk utility to copy the image over to the floppy disk it always gives me an error. Can someone please help me? I really want my PowerBook to work again.
Hi Jan, I've downloaded the file and copyed the disk tools.sea to my Imac g3. after doing that I loaded up disk copy to my suprise the computer mounted the image but my computer dosn't let me copy the image over to the floppy disk that I have. What should I do?
I do not know what kind of file said disk tools is, but generally speaking an uncompressed 1.44 MB disk image (such as the Disk Copy 4.2-style image in the Network Access Disk 7.5 download) is too large to be drag copied as it is to a 1.44 MB HD diskette. One would have to write the disk image to the diskette using either the Disk Copy 4.2 utility (Load Image -> Make A Copy) or Disk Copy 6.3.3 (the Utilities menu -> Make a Floppy). When doing so, the result will be an exact sector copy. When attempting to make floppies via Disk Copy 6.3.3 in a USB floppy drive, see the TA25969 article above.
Anyway, download the Network Access Disk 7.5 file (preferably when the machine is running Mac OS 9.2). Use StuffIt Expander to decode the MacBinary (.bin). The self-expanding archive (.sea) will probably open automatically (otherwise, double-click on the .sea file). Locate a Network Access.image file inside the resulting Network Access folder.
From version 6.0 until version 9.0, registered users could download the newest versions of the software, enter their original registration information or install over the top of their existing registered version, and thereby obtain a free upgrade. This upgrade scheme was discontinued as of version 10.0.
Update (2016-07-20): I have updated this post with further improvementsrelating to downloading of Boot Camp drivers and ensuring that a Hybrid MBR isnot used (which would cause issues when installing Windows). 2b1af7f3a8