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Ok, there's a lot that's not entirely clear here. It sounds like you're creating image backups of your system's Windows disk to your Seagate USB external disk. Is that correct? And now you want to restore your system from one of the backups on that disk?
I'm not sure what booting automatically has to do with anything, but based on the note about installing Windows PE 3.1, it sounds like you stepped through the restore wizard within full Windows and want it to reboot into the Rescue Media environment to perform the restore. It seems you've never set up Rescue Media before if you're just now being prompted to download WinPE 3.1. That by itself is a big red flag. You ALWAYS want to have Rescue Media on a bootable flash drive, because if you don't have that, how would you expect to restore your system if it became unbootable unexpectedly?
The only alternative possibility I can think of here is that you're trying to create a Rescue Media partition on your Seagate drive in order to use it as your bootable Rescue Media. But again, it's not very clear from what you described. Maybe a screenshot of the error you're seeing would help here.
But as a general bit of guidance, if you want to be able to restore your Windows environment, then open Rescue Media Builder and create Rescue Media on a bootable flash drive. And fyi since it sounds like you're still on Windows 7 (since Reflect mentioned WinPE 3.1, which is the Windows 7 kernel), you might want to manually choose to use WinPE 10 under the Advanced settings so that you have native USB 3.0 support. After you get your Rescue Media, boot your PC from that in order to run your restore. Then KEEP that Rescue Media available for future use in case it's ever needed.
You should not need to create a new partition on your Seagate drive to use it as Rescue Media, and for various reasons I discourage that practice anyway.
Hopefully this helps, but if not, please be a bit more descriptive about what you're doing, and again a screenshot may help.