"Windows Disk Management and DiskPart report No Media with no storage space (0 bytes) on my USB flash drive and refuse to partition or format the device. Then I downloaded and tried HP USB Disk Storage Format tool, but it is of no use! Whenever I press start after setting everything up correctly....it gives an error message as "there is no media in the specified device". Is there any way to fix the error?"
"There is no media in the specified device" is an error that usually pops up to prevent you formatting a USB drive or other devices using HP USB Disk Storage Format tool. Being able to caused by various reasons, it is a problem that has caught a large number of users. Here, a reliable solution that can help to fix "There is no media in the specified device" error without losing data is available. If you are one of the victims, please read on to get the 2-step tutorial.
Sometimes, USB no media 0 bytes error with "There is no media in the specified device" message may occur when lots of important files stored on the device. In this case, you can first try EaseUS disk data recovery to retrieve your data. And if there is no important data that you want to keep, just skip this step and directly operate the step 2.
1. Connect USB drive to PC, launch EaseUS disk data recovery software, select the USB drive and click "Scan" button.
2. The software will start a quick scan first. After the quick scan completes, a deep scan will automatically launch in order to find more files.
3. Preview all the listed recoverable document and image files one by one, select out those you want and click "Recover" button to retrieve them back once. Here you should save all the recovered files on a different drive or memory card in case of data recovery failure.
After making sure that you have retrieved all your data, you can try to format the USB drive with EaseUS Partition software, a disk management tool with disk partition format feature. No "There is no media in the specified device" error will happen during the process.
2. Connect the USB drive to PC, launch EaseUS partition tool, right-click the disk and then choose "Format partition".
3. Configure the label you want in the Partition Label box and then select a file system in the "File System" drop-down list for the disk.
4. Choose the Cluster Size (512 bytes, 1, 2, 4...64KB) in the "Cluster Size" drop-down list and click "OK" to continue.
5. Click "Apply" to format the USB drive with success.
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