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How to Use SeaTools for DOS and Windows Disk Check Utility
Seatools is a powerful tool to analyze the Hard Drives. It can perform a lot of tests like Drive Self-test, Read-Write teat, SMART (Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology) extraction and performs some advanced actions like bad sector repair.
Though Seatools can test all the brands of HDD, it performs the repair action for the Seagate brand HDD only.
2. Click on I accept and then download. Install the program and run it within windows. It will take a time to scan the drivers, and then the program window will appear. Click on I accept. Now you are on the Seatools For Windows GUI.
3.(a) For Non Seatools Brand HDDs, you can perform Short Drive Self Test, Short Generic Test and Long Generic Test.
3.(b) For Seatools brand Hdds, you can perform all the tests.
Attempted a Basic Test > Fix All > Fast on a non SeaGate HDD, and here is the result.
So Repair works on SeaGate only, but you can test any brand of HDD.
You are suggested to not take the Advanced tests.
Seatools for DOS, Recommended
If you are using AHCI storage controller, Seatools for DOS will not be able to detect a AHCI disc. So Boot into the BIOS, set the storage controller mode to IDE/SATA before running the test.
All the BIOSs are not the same, but usually this option is found in "Advanced" BIOS settings.
When the test is done, Boot into the BIOS again and set the controller mode back to AHCI, otherwise windows will refuse to boot.
2. Accept and download. It will come as a disc image file. Actually it is bundled with FreeDOS Operating System. It works as bootable, so it is to burn the downloaded ISO to either a blank CD or a USB pen drive.
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