Seagate SeaTools Bootable USB Does Not Work


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Hi everyone,

I have tried on 3 USB sticks making a bootable USB of SeaTools. None of them work. The USB simply does not boot.


Is anyone else having the same issue?

Cheers
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Home
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Lenovo
    CPU
    QuadCore Intel Core i5-10210U, 3300 MHz
    Motherboard
    Lenovo ThinkPad E15
    Memory
    16GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    AMD Radeon RX 640, Intel(R) UHD Graphics
    Sound Card
    Conexant CX8070 @ Intel Comet Point-LP PCH - cAVS
    Screen Resolution
    1920 X 1080p
    Hard Drives
    SAMSUNG MZVLB256HBHQ-000L7 (256 GB)
    ST2000LM007-1R8174 (2 TB, 5400 RPM, SATA-III)
    Browser
    Firefox / Chrome / Edge / Vivaldi
    Antivirus
    Bitdefender Total Security

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 10
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP
    CPU
    Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4800MQ CPU @ 2.70GHz
    Motherboard
    Product : 190A Version : KBC Version 94.56
    Memory
    16 GB Total: Manufacturer : Samsung MemoryType : DDR3 FormFactor : SODIMM Capacity : 8GB Speed : 1600
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA Quadro K3100M; Intel(R) HD Graphics 4600
    Sound Card
    IDT High Definition Audio CODEC; PNP Device ID HDAUDIO\FUNC_01&VEN_111D&DEV_76E0
    Hard Drives
    Model Hitachi HTS727575A9E364
    Antivirus
    Microsoft Defender
    Other Info
    Mobile Workstation

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Home
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Lenovo
    CPU
    QuadCore Intel Core i5-10210U, 3300 MHz
    Motherboard
    Lenovo ThinkPad E15
    Memory
    16GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    AMD Radeon RX 640, Intel(R) UHD Graphics
    Sound Card
    Conexant CX8070 @ Intel Comet Point-LP PCH - cAVS
    Screen Resolution
    1920 X 1080p
    Hard Drives
    SAMSUNG MZVLB256HBHQ-000L7 (256 GB)
    ST2000LM007-1R8174 (2 TB, 5400 RPM, SATA-III)
    Browser
    Firefox / Chrome / Edge / Vivaldi
    Antivirus
    Bitdefender Total Security
Run Seagate SeaTools

SeaTools Bootable provides a basic suite of diagnostic utilities in an environment independent of your installed operating system. This will allow you to test, diagnose, and possibly repair your hard drive, even if your operating system environment is inaccessible.

Please download and use the SeaTools Bootable to create a bootable USB that you can use to diagnose hard drives and monitor SSDs.

The flash drive must be at least 256 MB's but no larger than 32 GB's.

Use SeaBoot_11-18-2019_RC5.usbBootMaker.exe to create bootable USB.


1. Insert the SeaTools USB device and reboot or power on your computer.

2. After SeaTools loads, the Drive List will show different storage devices in your system. Select the drives you would like to test.

3. The menus provide an array of diagnostic tests. Select the test you would like to perform on the selected drives. Please click on Long Generic Test. Long Generic Test scans the entire drive for defects. It will take a long time to complete. Because this test reads every sector on the drive, the amount of time required will depend on the speed and capacity of the disk drive. The highest capacity drives often take 3 to 5 hours per terabyte to complete. At any time, feel free to cancel the test without harming the drive. Long Test is completely data safe.

4. The test will indicate either Pass or Fail. Upon completion of running the diagnostics, the test results will be given. A log for each device is automatically saved if you have booted from a USB device. Test results are automatically saved in a log file with a file name based on the drive serial number. Post the results of the scan in your topic.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Pavilion
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 7 5700G
    Motherboard
    Erica6
    Memory
    Micron Technology DDR4-3200 16GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060
    Sound Card
    Realtek ALC671
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung SyncMaster U28E590
    Screen Resolution
    3840 x 2160
    Hard Drives
    SAMSUNG MZVLQ1T0HALB-000H1

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    11 Home
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Asus TUF Gaming F16 (2024)
    CPU
    i7 13650HX
    Memory
    16GB DDR5
    Graphics Card(s)
    GeForce RTX 4060 Mobile
    Sound Card
    Eastern Electric MiniMax DAC Supreme; Emotiva UMC-200; Astell & Kern AK240
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Sony Bravia XR-55X90J
    Screen Resolution
    3840×2160
    Hard Drives
    512GB SSD internal
    37TB external
    PSU
    Li-ion
    Cooling
    2× Arc Flow Fans, 4× exhaust vents, 5× heatpipes
    Keyboard
    Logitech K800
    Mouse
    Logitech G402
    Internet Speed
    20Mbit/s up, 250Mbit/s down
    Browser
    FF
  • Operating System
    11 Home
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Medion S15450
    CPU
    i5 1135G7
    Memory
    16GB DDR4
    Graphics card(s)
    Intel Iris Xe
    Sound Card
    Eastern Electric MiniMax DAC Supreme; Emotiva UMC-200; Astell & Kern AK240
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Sony Bravia XR-55X90J
    Screen Resolution
    3840×2160
    Hard Drives
    2TB SSD internal
    37TB external
    PSU
    Li-ion
    Mouse
    Logitech G402
    Keyboard
    Logitech K800
    Internet Speed
    20Mbit/s up, 250Mbit/s down
    Browser
    FF
If the computer can boot to Windows then there are multiple types of drive tests.

If the computer cannot boot to Windows then run either Sea Tools bootable or Legacy.

If the computer cannot boot using Sea Tools then post images or share links displaying the error messages or codes.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 10
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP
    CPU
    Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4800MQ CPU @ 2.70GHz
    Motherboard
    Product : 190A Version : KBC Version 94.56
    Memory
    16 GB Total: Manufacturer : Samsung MemoryType : DDR3 FormFactor : SODIMM Capacity : 8GB Speed : 1600
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA Quadro K3100M; Intel(R) HD Graphics 4600
    Sound Card
    IDT High Definition Audio CODEC; PNP Device ID HDAUDIO\FUNC_01&VEN_111D&DEV_76E0
    Hard Drives
    Model Hitachi HTS727575A9E364
    Antivirus
    Microsoft Defender
    Other Info
    Mobile Workstation
If the computer can no longer boot to Windows and you need to recover some data from the system drive on which this Windows [that the computer cannot boot to] is installed, then recover that important data always first before running any tests, as these test procedures can potentially worsen the data corruptions (if any), and can potentially further damage (or potentially even destroy) the drive permanently if it's already been damaged. For this purpose, consider booting to a USB flash drive that has a bootable Rescue Media or similar type of bootable environment on it so it lets you create an image of what data you want rescued from it, onto a backup drive, but avoid cloning the whole drive if possible, as reading unnecessary data from it may also worsen the issues. Alternatively, consider attaching the suspect drive to a working computer if possible, and go from there.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    11 Home
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Asus TUF Gaming F16 (2024)
    CPU
    i7 13650HX
    Memory
    16GB DDR5
    Graphics Card(s)
    GeForce RTX 4060 Mobile
    Sound Card
    Eastern Electric MiniMax DAC Supreme; Emotiva UMC-200; Astell & Kern AK240
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Sony Bravia XR-55X90J
    Screen Resolution
    3840×2160
    Hard Drives
    512GB SSD internal
    37TB external
    PSU
    Li-ion
    Cooling
    2× Arc Flow Fans, 4× exhaust vents, 5× heatpipes
    Keyboard
    Logitech K800
    Mouse
    Logitech G402
    Internet Speed
    20Mbit/s up, 250Mbit/s down
    Browser
    FF
  • Operating System
    11 Home
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Medion S15450
    CPU
    i5 1135G7
    Memory
    16GB DDR4
    Graphics card(s)
    Intel Iris Xe
    Sound Card
    Eastern Electric MiniMax DAC Supreme; Emotiva UMC-200; Astell & Kern AK240
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Sony Bravia XR-55X90J
    Screen Resolution
    3840×2160
    Hard Drives
    2TB SSD internal
    37TB external
    PSU
    Li-ion
    Mouse
    Logitech G402
    Keyboard
    Logitech K800
    Internet Speed
    20Mbit/s up, 250Mbit/s down
    Browser
    FF
Hi everyone,

I have tried on 3 USB sticks making a bootable USB of SeaTools. None of them work. The USB simply does not boot.


Is anyone else having the same issue?

Cheers
It boots for me with secure boot turned off. Issue I had was that the trackpad or USB mouse not working correctly. Cursor disappearing and jerky in motion.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Win 11 Home & 🐥.
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    ACER Nitro AN16-41
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen™ 7 7735HS Processor 3.2Ghz
    Motherboard
    RB Sierra_PEH (FP7)
    Memory
    32 GB DDR5 4800MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 8GB GDDR6
    Monitor(s) Displays
    16" QHD+ 165Hz 16:10 IPS Technology
    Screen Resolution
    1920 X 1200
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 990 PRO 2TB
    PSU
    330 Watts
    Mouse
    Lenovo Bluetooth.
    Internet Speed
    500 Mbps
    Browser
    Edge
    Antivirus
    Defender
  • Operating System
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    ACER NITRO
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 7 5800H / 3.2 GHz
    Motherboard
    CZ Scala_CAS (FP6)
    Memory
    32 GB DDR4 SDRAM 3200 MHz
    Graphics card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 6 GB GDDR6 SDRAM
    Sound Card
    Realtek Audio. NVIDIA High Definition Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    15.6" LED backlight 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) 144 Hz
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 970 Evo Plus 2TB NVMe M.2
    PSU
    180 Watt, 19.5 V
    Mouse
    Lenovo Bluetooth
    Internet Speed
    500 Mbps
    Browser
    Edge
    Antivirus
    Defender

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 10
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP
    CPU
    Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4800MQ CPU @ 2.70GHz
    Motherboard
    Product : 190A Version : KBC Version 94.56
    Memory
    16 GB Total: Manufacturer : Samsung MemoryType : DDR3 FormFactor : SODIMM Capacity : 8GB Speed : 1600
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA Quadro K3100M; Intel(R) HD Graphics 4600
    Sound Card
    IDT High Definition Audio CODEC; PNP Device ID HDAUDIO\FUNC_01&VEN_111D&DEV_76E0
    Hard Drives
    Model Hitachi HTS727575A9E364
    Antivirus
    Microsoft Defender
    Other Info
    Mobile Workstation

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Win7
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    i5-8400
    Motherboard
    gigabyte b365m ds3h
    Memory
    2x8gb 3200mhz
    Monitor(s) Displays
    benq gw2480
    PSU
    bequiet pure power 11 400CM
    Cooling
    cryorig m9i
  • Operating System
    win7
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    pentium g5400
    Motherboard
    gigabyte b365m ds3h
    Memory
    1x8gb 2400
    PSU
    xfx pro 450
It boots for me with secure boot turned off

I turned secure boot off and it does boot..... to a command prompt :LOL: I give up on this.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Home
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Lenovo
    CPU
    QuadCore Intel Core i5-10210U, 3300 MHz
    Motherboard
    Lenovo ThinkPad E15
    Memory
    16GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    AMD Radeon RX 640, Intel(R) UHD Graphics
    Sound Card
    Conexant CX8070 @ Intel Comet Point-LP PCH - cAVS
    Screen Resolution
    1920 X 1080p
    Hard Drives
    SAMSUNG MZVLB256HBHQ-000L7 (256 GB)
    ST2000LM007-1R8174 (2 TB, 5400 RPM, SATA-III)
    Browser
    Firefox / Chrome / Edge / Vivaldi
    Antivirus
    Bitdefender Total Security

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