Seagate DiscWizard insisting on reboots

Sometimes Seagate DiscWizard insists on rebooting, even if you’re cloning between two non-system drives. It is worth checking the state of the target drive. I found that even with no partitions, a target drive with a GPT partition table caused this issue. Solved by firing up diskpart:

list disk
select disk {number}

This wipes the partition table (and consequently the disk appears in the Disk Management console as not initialized). DiscWizard should then clone to it without complaints.

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Jamie Scott

IT Administrator at the Institute for Gravitational Research, University of Glasgow