10 Ways To Fix Usb Drive Error “Please Insert Disk Into Removable Disk”

What does it mean when it says please insert a disk into removable disk? How khổng lồ solve sầu this please insert disk drive problem? You can find the best answers right here.

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What does it mean when it says please insert a disk into removable disk?

For USB drives or other removable disks, this is a comtháng issue & usually starts when the computer prompts that your drive sầu needs to lớn be repaired. When it occurs, users cannot utilize the drive sầu and access data within it. If you kiểm tra its properties, you might find the USB disk shows 0 bytes, or it might report no truyền thông media in Disk Management. And the following factors can cause the “insert disk drive” error in Windows 10, 8, 7. 

•Virus and malware attaông xã.

•Drive letter conflict. If the disk name (drive sầu letter) is conflicting with another name which is already assigned to lớn other hard drives, then the error may appear.

•Removable disk is corrupted. Remove sầu the removable disk without safely ejecting will lead khổng lồ disk corruption & disk detected but inaccessible issue.

•Bad sectors. If the disk has bad sectors or suffers physical damages, it can also prsự kiện you from accessing data and pop out the error message.

How khổng lồ fix “please insert a disk into lớn removable disk” error in Windows PC?

In order khổng lồ fix the "please insert disk drive" error in Windows 10/8/7, you can firstly try lớn re-insert the removable disk or run a reliable anti-virus software. Sometimes that can fix the problem. If not, try the following 5 solutions.

▌Solution 1. Change drive letter

Sometimes the error can be caused by the conflict between drivers’ letters. For example, your computer already has a Drive E, but somehow your removable disk drive sầu letter is also assigned to lớn be E, then the system will give sầu an error message “Please insert a disk into removable disk e”. In this case, you can change its drive sầu letter in Disk Management.

Right-cliông xã on “This PC/My Computer” và select “Manage”. After that, cliông xã on “Disk Management” under “Storage”. Right-clichồng on your removable disk and select “Change Drive sầu Letter & Paths”. Click the “Change” button, select a new drive sầu letter. and hit “OK”. Restart your computer and check whether the problem is fixed or not.

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▌Solution 2. Hardware and Devices troubleshooter

1. xuất hiện “Control Panel”> “Hardware and Sound”>“Configure a device”.

2. Then The Hardware Troubleshooter will open. You can phối it khổng lồ fix the detected problems automatically.

3. Clichồng on “Next” to run Troubleshooter. Once the scan is finished, it will deliver a report for your reference.

4. Choose the removable disk you need lớn fix và click “Next”. Then the Hardware and Devices Troubleshooter will try lớn fix the problems.

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▌Solution 3. Cheông xã và fix bad sectors

For checking whether there are bad sectors on the removable disk, you can run CHKDSK.exe cộ in CMD window. First of all, run Commvà Prompt in administrator mode: Clichồng “Search” box, type “cmd” và press enter, right-click the Commvà Prompt inhỏ & select “Run as administrator”. In the CMD window, type “chkdsk g: /f” (g is the drive sầu letter of the problematic removable disk) lớn check and fix bad sectors on the disk.

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Besides that, you can also right-click the removable disk in File Explorer, select “Properties”, go for “Tool”, và clichồng “Check” under “Error Checking” lớn scan the drive for file system errors.

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▌Solution 4. Format the removable disk drive

If the first 3 methods above sầu vì not solve sầu your problem, you can try khổng lồ reformat the disk in Disk Management or File Explorer. However, you might be disappointed và receive sầu another error message “Windows was unable lớn complete the format”.

In this situation, you can turn lớn the không tính phí partition manager-AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard. It can force format hard drive successfully when Windows native tools cannot. For example, it can format 32GB+ hard drive sầu to lớn FAT32, format write-protected or RAW drive. Besides, it provides more file systems (NTFS, FTA32, exFAT, Ext 2, Ext3, Ext4). And only 3 steps are required for format.

Before you do: since formatting will delete everything on the removable disk, so please recover data from it via reliable data recovery software and baông chồng up them lớn another location in advance.


1. Download freeware. Install & run AOMEI Partition Assistant. Right-clichồng the removable disk drive sầu & select “Format Partition”.

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2. Under the file system list, choose a compatible tệp tin system lượt thích FAT32 and then click “OK”.

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3. Bachồng lớn the main interface, clichồng “Apply” to commit the pending operation.

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▌Solution 5. Delete volume & then create a new one

If the problem still exists, you can use Disk Management khổng lồ delete volume và then create a new one. But sometimes the Delete Volume greyed out in Disk Management, if it happens, use the earlier-mentioned software: AOMEI Partition Assistant.

1. In the main interface of AOMEI Partition Assistant, right-clichồng the removable disk drive sầu & choose “Delete Partition”.

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2. Choose a method to lớn delete the chosen partition (delete partition without wiping data) và click “OK”.

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3. Clichồng “Apply” to lớn start deleting the partition.

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4. After it is completed, you will find the partition turns inkhổng lồ an unallocated space, right cliông xã it and select “Create Partition” lớn create new partition with unallocated space.

To conclude

Now the “Please insert a disk into removable disk” error should disappear from your Windows computer. If you have sầu any other tricky disk problems like “USB 0 bytes cannot format”, hard drive sầu in RAW format, flash drive not showing up in disk management, AOMEI Partition Assistant can help as well. For more amazing partition management features like extending partition, partition alignment, allocating không lấy phí space from one partition khổng lồ another, etc, you can upgrade lớn Professional edition.