06-02-2012 11:48 PM
Hello, First time here. I've just installed .net4 and Seatools from the Seagate site today (assume it's latest). I'm on Win 7 64bit (up to date) although it installed as a 32 bit programme.
When I try to run it fails with a error saying Argument length must be greater than zero... I hope the attachment has worked OK. I've reinstalled - no change. I can see many others are using it with no problem, can anyone give me a clue what's wrong here? Thanks.
06-16-2012 08:55 PM
There are now (at least) THREE OPEN THREADS on this topic WITH NO VALID SOLUTION or useful workaround. Maybe more ... there are certainly lots on other forums...
Before anyone suggests that the DOS/ISO version be used, please note the following from the tutuorial website for that product:
This utility will not detect external drives. Please use SeaTools for Windows to test external drives.
So, Catch-22, if you have an external drive making clicking sounds like I do, then that avenue is useless...
Oh, yeah, I did try it on two different systems, one XP SP3 on Intel (older single core), and the other Win 7 SP1 x64 on AMD (newer quad core). Same failure both ways.
This post has the most information:
I suggest we all convene on that one...
07-07-2012 07:36 AM
I believe this is a problem of bug in Seatools probably due to a .NET 4 update. Seatools has worked for a couple of days and the suddenly stopped working, even without a shutdown in between just a .NET silent update
I can't believe this is a problem with the disk as it can not even see the internal drive. I do not beleive also this is due to the external disk I was trying to check as other program can see them and tried with valid disk and with 2 extrenal attachment.
After a fresh install of .NET 4 and seatools on an XP machine, this is working
07-08-2012 06:06 AM - edited 07-08-2012 06:10 AM
Here is the solution
So definitively Seagate should uryy to add this 15 digits long change l