Macbook is a highly advanced device which is used by people for performing various operations. Even if you are having an advanced system you will encounter problems with it, and as such Macbook is also prone to several problems or issues. Macbook corruption may occur due to various reasons such as virus infection, incorrect system shutdown, missing files, application malfunctioning etc. if your Macbook gets corrupt you will find your crucial data inaccessible. If you are having a valid backup with you, you may take its help. But in its absence you will have to face severe data loss situations.
For dealing with all sorts of Macbook corruption, there is an inbuilt disk utility tool which helps you in doing all types of hard disk related functions like hard drive verifying, mounting, erasing and repairing. However, Macbook which uses Mac OS X version like Mac OSX Leopard 10.5 you will find that Disk Utility fails to work properly and you could not format or delete the hard disk partitions and consequently you will see several unexpected behaviors.
As for example you may encounter the following error message while trying to format Macbook hard drive volume:
"File system formatter failed" error
It has been found that “file system formatter failed” error generally occurs while you are making attempts to modify the file system of Mac hard disk volume. This error mostly occurs if there are some sort of incompatibility between the disk utility and partition scheme. You may also get this error if the partition table of Macbook gets damaged.
For resolving this problem, you can repartition the Mac hard disk. It will solve all your hard drive associated problems. However, it erases all hard disk partitions and stored data. It is easy to repartition a Mac hard drive. For this you will have to open Disk Utility and choose particular hard drive. After that click on 'Partition' tab and also select the number of partitions you want. Also choose the partition type by using 'Options' menu and adjust the required partition size and click 'Partition'.
However if this methods fails to solve this problem you can format your Macbook but it will erase your entire hard disk data. Therefore, it is necessary to generate a valid and updated backup of all your crucial data and also verify the integrity of backup. If you are not having a valid backup with you, it becomes necessary to use third-party Mac data recovery tools. These tools are especially designed to get back all your crucial Macbook data with the help of their advanced scanning techniques and algorithms. Moreover, they have highly interactive and user-friendly interface which allows even non-technical users to easily operate them.
Processor: Intel Power PC (G4 or later)
Operating System: OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, 10.5 Leopard, 10.4 Tiger, and 10.3.9 Panther
Memory: 256 MB
Hard Disk: 40Mb