02-18-2009 05:17 PM
I'm getting the following error when I run SeaTools for Windows:
The caption reads: Fatal Error: Device Discovery
I'm using win2k sp4.
02-23-2009 07:51 AM
02-23-2009 12:41 PM
I am also getting this problem with the exact same error messages.
I had problems running an earlier version too - v18.104.22.168. Can't remember the error message then.
Interestingly it v22.214.171.124 would run okay in a virtual machine with physical drives connected. Haven't tried this with the latest ver.
OS: Windows 2K SP4
CPU: AMD Sempron 2600
Mobo: ASRock K8Upgrade760GX (SiS Chipset)
IDE0:0: Western Digital WD1600AVBB
IDE0:1: Western Digital WD1600BB
IDE1:0: LG GSA-4163B DVD Writer
v126.96.36.199 is not an answer as v188.8.131.52 adds support for USB sector repair.
02-24-2009 02:54 AM - edited 02-24-2009 07:54 AM
02-24-2009 04:34 PM
Thanks gadgetman37 -that's what I found too.
I ended up using SeaTools for DOS. It failed both short and long tests. I still want to use the drive though -to split it in half for a Linux partition. I'd like to get a recommendation for a non-destructive partition manager -but I'll start a separate post for that.
Thank you for your help,
02-26-2009 05:37 AM
The latest version of SeaTools for Windows is v184.108.40.206.
The latest version of SeaTools for DOS is v2.13b.
They were both released in December 2008.
I hope this clears up any confusion about the versions.
05-08-2009 02:13 PM - edited 05-12-2009 02:50 PM
I've been getting that same error message on my next door neighbor's eMachine E566IR computer on Win2000 SP4 + .NET Framework 2.0 SP2 with a Seagate ST36811a 6.4Gb hard drive when attempting to run Seatools for Windows. After I upgraded the OS to WinXP SP3 and ran Seatools for Windows again, it runs as expected. The version I was using was 220.127.116.11.
Update: I tested several versions of Seatools for Windows (18.104.22.168, 22.214.171.124, 126.96.36.199 & 188.8.131.52). Only versions 184.108.40.206 and 220.127.116.11 worked under my neighbor's Win2k computer. Version 18.104.22.168 of Seatools for Windows that I found from a Packard Bell support site refused to install under Win2000 and requires WinXP [5.01.2600] or higher to use. Version 22.214.171.124 (dated 10/2/2008) of Seatools [at least I carefully checked the seatoolsforwindows.exe file for Version info; something gadgetman37 did not do] for Windows failed to work correctly under Win2000/XP/Vista as that one turned out to be the WORST version made by Seagate. Seems like versions 126.96.36.199 and greater have broken compatibility with Win2k.and runs properly under XP, Vista and higher.
For those who need Seatools for Windows version 188.8.131.52, it's still available as a Windows Installer package from this Seagate page. Digital signature date of the MSI package is March 9, 2007.
In short, steer clear of version 184.108.40.206 as that version always fails to work. Use versions 220.127.116.11 or 18.104.22.168 of Seatools for Windows if using Win2000. For those using WinXP or Vista, use the latest version which is currently 22.214.171.124.