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Seagate BlackArmor Backup errors 'Failed to read from sector' during Partition Analysis or Backup

At the point where the product is Analyzing partitions or Performing Backup after you start performing any operation with a hard disk drive using Seagate BlackArmor Backup, you might see an error message similar to the one below:

Failed to read from sector...

This is because Seagate BlackArmor Backup software cannot get access to the partition to perform operations. Please run Windows error-checking on the BlackArmor drive to try to correct the problem.