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Windows 7: Seagate external

19 Apr 2015   #111
TechSeven

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It failed the short test.


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19 Apr 2015   #112
TechSeven

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I tried again then it said pass.
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19 Apr 2015   #113
TechSeven

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I had an error message that's why it passed after I hit continue. So it didn't really pass. Had some unhandled error message.
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19 Apr 2015   #114
jumanji

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So you were able to boot into Seatools on your desktop and it can see your external drive. Right?

If so persist and try to run the short test again, if you get any error message please note it and reproduce it verbatim or post a screensnap.
(As far as UEFI is concerned, I am also not very comfortable and on a few occasions I had a UEFI laptop, I used to disable secureboot and make it legacy boot whenever I wanted to boot from an USB device. But this setting and where you get it may vary.)

Anyway get on with your desktop only and wait for DavidE. I shall only be watching on the sidelines since he has more grip on it.
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19 Apr 2015   #115
TechSeven

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It only got lucky and went into the seatools on the desktop. After it failed the first test i tried again second time but i got some unhandled error message and had two options, continue or exit. I treied pressing continue first and the message went away and it said short generic pass under drive status. Which is not true, so the next error message i hit exit, and it will not recognise the drive again unless lucky.
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19 Apr 2015   #116
jumanji

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We may be missing from time to time due to other exigencies. Similiarly you may also take a break and continue when you get a response from the present handler.
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19 Apr 2015   #117
jumanji

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Post the error message verbatim and wait for DavidE.
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19 Apr 2015   #118
TechSeven

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Ok. I'm trying to get seatools to recognise the drive again. I'll give it a few tries.

You can take your breaks anytime... I just reply whenever there is a reply or whenever I'm back if I'm away. So no worries there.
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19 Apr 2015   #119
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

OK, I shall now go ahead and delineate the route I shall take.

Plan A: To run bootice and manipulate Sector 0 – after saving it -, if bootice can see the external drive

Plan B :later if Plan A fails.

1.Download Bootice from Bootice Download - Softpedia.
the 32 bit version if your system is 32 bit and the 64bit version if your system is 64 bit. But stick to one system on which you will do this.

2.Create a folder named bootice on your C: drive and extract the BOOTICE*.rar into it.You will have one single BOOTICE*.exe file in it.

3.Plugin your external drive before you run bootice.

4.Run bootice, select your external drive from the drop down arrow and click on Sector Edit. Please see my post here http://www.sevenforums.com/hardware-devices/310295-lost-partitions.html#post2584426 If your external drive is not seen by bootice end of this plan. Close bootice.

5.If you can see sector 0 : a) post a screenshot b)save it as sector0.bin. By default it will be saved in the same bootice folder. Check the folder and make sure it has been saved. Read the above thread further on how to save it. c) Click on the Partitions button and show what is seen, - only that info box . If you cannot snap it, note it and reproduce.

At any point you can close the windows and exit bootice and rerun later. But always make sure that you have selected the external drive and not the system drive.

Please wait for DavidE before you do this and check whether he would like to continue with Seatools or recommend Paragon Rescue kit. ( Since this was hanging on my head for long I wanted to post this and retire for the day peacefully. And why is your time being shown as US time? Please correct it as Greenwich time in User Control panel.)
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19 Apr 2015   #120
TechSeven

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I tried seatools but didn't get very far.


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