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Seatools DST issue

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August 30, 2012 9:15:36 PM

hey folks whats up?
out of curiosity i checked my HDD for errors. so, i downloaded seatools for windows. ran it and it showed the DST failed. the bar never came. it just failed. the rest ran fine.
then i downloaded the seatools for dos. ran it all the test and all went fine. DST passed. now what is the problem? DST for windows fails but for dos passes.

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a b G Storage
August 31, 2012 12:34:42 AM

The DOS result is a better representation of what is actually going on with the device.

DOS is "Real Mode" where as windows is "Virtual Mode".

In windows, Seatools diagnostic commands have to be sent to and translated through Windows Hardware Abstraction Layer.

DOS has direct control over hardware.
September 7, 2012 3:30:20 AM

Best answer selected by gsbharaj.