Tips and Tricks

Can SeaTools fix bad sectors?

Can SeaTools fix bad sectors?

SeaTools for Windows has the ability to repair bad sectors using the “Fix All” option under the “Basic Tests” button. Chkdsk can also repair bad sectors.

How do I boot my SeaTools?

Run Seagate SeaTools

  1. Reboot your System. Insert the SeaTools USB device and reboot or power on your computer.
  2. Select Drives to Test. After SeaTools loads, the Drive List will show different storage devices in your system.
  3. Running the Diagnostics.
  4. Test Information and Results.
  5. Log Files.
  6. Exit.

Why is SeaTools not working on my computer?

SeaTools Will Not Load If when you insert the SeaTools USB device and power on the computer, it does not load SeaTools, the “boot sequence” may be set to boot to the hard disk drive first. To change the boot sequence to boot from the USB device drive first, you must enter the “Setup” or “CMOS Setup” of your computer.

Why does SeaTools for Windows test with a pass status?

More often than not, SeaTools for Windows will test with a PASS status. SeaTools for Windows is a useful testing tool to eliminate the hard disk drive as the source or physical cause of some system problem. A drive can be perfectly healthy but also have corrupted data.

What to do if SeaTools fails to repair the bad sectors?

If SeaTools fails to repair the bad sectors we recommend checking the warranty status of your device. If you are testing an internal PATA (IDE) or SATA disk drive we recommend that you run the “Long Test” in the bootable version, SeaTools for DOS, which has the ability to repair bad sectors also.

How do I install SeaTools for Windows?

First: Download and install SeaTools. Launch SeaTools by following these steps once it is installed: If you have a SeaTools for Windows icon on your desktop, simply launch the program from here. If not, follow these steps. Click on Start. Select Programs. Select Seagate. Select SeaTools for Windows.