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Windows 7: SeaTools for DOS and Windows - How to Use

22 Nov 2015   #20
Dimerz

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 Bit
 
 

For Option Two, I am unable to run the program, not sure if the program is compatible with Windows 10 but it says unable to execute.


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26 Nov 2015   #21
hottroc

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

SeaTools for Windows always fails for me on Win7 64-bit. It stops responding at

"USB: Scanning for supported drives. Please wait..."

even though I don't currently have any USB drives attached.
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26 Nov 2015   #22
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello hottroc,

Do you have anything connected to USB ports? If so, you might temporarily disconnect all that you can to see if it may continue when trying again.
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27 Nov 2015   #23
hottroc

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Hi , thanks for the reply.

The only USB connected items are a scanner and a webcam, nothing with storage that could be confused with a hard drive. I'd rather not disconnect them and TBH if a program couldn't tell the difference between a HDD and a webcam or scanner then I'm not sure I'd want to trust it to fix my hard drive anyway.

Having said that, after a wait the program DID eventually start up, just took its time on the "scanning for supported drives". But it had nothing under the detected drives section! My primary HDD is a Seagate so I'm surprised. And if I click on Rescan, it just goes through the motions again and still doesn't find the disk and eventually returns to the same screen. So basically the whole Detected Drives box remains empty apart from the columns headings.
Both the fixed hard drives in my system are visible in both Explorer and Disk Management.
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27 Nov 2015   #24
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You might give SeaTools for DOS a try.
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30 Nov 2015   #25
hottroc

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Yes I think I might give it a try. I'll let you know if it works.
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30 Nov 2015   #26
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

I hope it helps.
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01 Dec 2015   #27
hottroc

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Nope, useless. The program runs but....

"No hard drives found!"

"No disk controller detected!"

One wasted blank cd.
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01 Dec 2015   #28
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Do you have a 3rd party AV program installed that may be preventing SeaTools from working properly?

What brand and type of drive were you wanting to scan?
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01 Dec 2015   #29
hottroc

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I have AVG installed but as I started from the Seatools boot CD it would not be running, so I can't see that as being the cause.

Well here's the score, I have a Seagate SATA drive installed which is my main OS drive, and a 2nd hard drive installed which is a Samsung SATA drive. I was also hoping to be able to use the Seatools to scan another Seagate SATA drive connected via USB, but this is NOT currently connected.
The main Seagate drive is the one I most want to scan.
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