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There Is No Disk in the Drive. Please Insert a Disk into Drive

Written by Tracy King on Aug 15, 2017

Quick Navigation to No Disk in the Drive Error Fixes

How to effectively fix this issue and make drive and devices to work regularly and recognized by PC again? Let's follow and find solutions right here now:

Workable Solutions Step-by-step Troubleshooting
Fix 1. Replug in a Drive Shut down the computer. Unplug removable disk, USB or SD, etc. devices...Full steps
Fix 2. Change Drive Letter Press "Win + X" and click "Disk Management". Right-click on the removable device...Full steps
Fix 3. Disable the Drive Press Win + R to open the Run dialog. Type devmgmt.msc and click "OK"...Full steps
Fix 4. Update Device Driver Go to "This PC > Manage > Device Manager". Find and right-click your drive...Full steps
Fix 5. Format the Drive Run EaseUS Partition Master, right-click the hard drive partition you intend to format...Full steps
Fix 6. Edit Registry Connect your device to the PC. Open Registry by clicking "Start" > Type regedit in the Run dialog...Full steps
Fix 7. Check Disk Error Open EaseUS Partition Master, locate the disk, right-click the partition you want to check...Full steps

Error Overview - There Is No Disk in the Drive

There is no disk in the drive, please insert a disk into drive\device\harddisk\Dr1. According to Google searching results and Microsoft community, it's not a new problem for users to meet 'There is no disk in the drive. Please insert a disk into drive\device\harddisk\Dr1 etc. similar error message. So how does this problem come out and how to fix it? 

there is no disk in the drive error

No Disk in Drive Error Symptoms

When you get the error, you receive these messages:

  • There is no disk in the drive. Please insert a disk into drive\device\harddisk\Dr1.
  • CiceroUIWndFrame,WINWORD.EXE\NoDisk\Device\Harddisk1\DR1

These are common symptoms when you try to start your computer or print a Microsoft Word document.

Windows 11/10/8/7 No Disk in Drive Error Causes

Why do you get the no disk in drive error? Here below are two major reasons that may cause No disk in drive error in your PC:

  1. 1. No removable disk in the removable disk drive.
  2. 2. Removable drive such as lomega Zip drive is configured as drive letter C.

To resolve the issue, use one of the following methods.

Fix 1. Move and Replug in a Removable Drive, USB or SD Card

You can directly shut down the computer and reinsert a removable disk into the removable drive again. To get this issue solved:

Step 1. Shut down the computer.

Step 2. Unplug removable disk, USB or SD, etc. devices.

Step 3. Reconnect and insert the removable drive into a PC.

Step 4. Restart PC. Then the disk shall show up on your PC and can be used for storing new data now.

Fix 2. Change Drive Letter to Fix No Disk in the Drive Error

As I have mentioned before, if the drive letter C is assigned to another removable disk, you may encounter there is no disk in the drive issue. You can solve this error by changing the drive letter.

Step 1. Press "Win + X" and click "Disk Management".

Step 2. Right-click on the removable device or partition > Select "Change Drive Letter or Paths".

Step 3. Change the drive letter to any other drive letter which hasn't been assigned in the Windows system.

change drive letter to fix there is no disk in the drive

After this, reboot PC, and you shall have removed the no disk in the drive error by then.

Fix 3. Disable the Drive in Device Manager

Another way to fix there is no disk in the drive error is to disable the drive.

Step 1. Press Win + R to open the Run dialog. Type devmgmt.msc and click "OK".

Step 2. Expand Disk Drives > Find Removable drive (external hard drive, USB, or SD card) and right-click on it > Select Disable.

Step 3. Reboot PC, and then you can check out whether this issue is solved or not.

disable drive in drive letter

Fix 4. Update Device Driver

When you are faced with no disk in drive error, you can suspect the problem lies in the application mentioned in the pop-up window. But some users say after upgrading the device driver to the latest version, there is no disk in the drive error.

Step 1. Go to "This PC > Manage > Device Manager".

Step 2. Find and right-click your drive, then choose "Update".

Step 3. Check whether your disk works properly again.

update device driver to fix no disk in the drive error

Fix 5. Format the Drive to Fix the Error

When your disk becomes inaccessible, corrupted, or damaged, formatting is an excellent choice to fix this kind of problem. However, formatting will definitely lead to data loss. Before you take action, back up data to avoid data loss. To help you format hard drive easily, you need a free HDD formatter. EaseUS free partition software is my suggestion. This easy-to-use software helps you create, resize, clone, move, merge partitions, and format hard drives. Follow the steps below to format your drive:

Step 1. Run EaseUS Partition Master, right-click the hard drive partition you intend to format and choose "Format".

Format Hard Drive Partition - Step 1

Step 2. In the new window, set the Partition label, File system (NTFS/FAT32/EXT2/EXT3), and Cluster size for the partition to be formatted, then click "OK".

Format Hard Drive Partition - Step 2

Step 3. Then you will see a warning window, click "OK" in it to continue.

Format Hard Drive Partition - Step 3

Step 4. Click the "Execute Operation" button in the top-left corner to review the changes, then click "Apply" to start formatting the partition on your hard drive.

Format Hard Drive Partition - Step 4

Fix 6. Edit Registry to Fix No Disk in Drive Error 

Using Registry to fix USB, SD, or internal/external hard drive no disk in drive error is effective. When a problem occurs after altering Windows Registry, then you can reverse this fix.

Step 1. Connect your write-protected removable device to the PC. Open Registry by clicking "Start" > Type regedit in the Run dialog > Click "OK".

Step 2. Click on HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE > Expand "System".

Step 3. Click "Current Control Set" in System list > Click on "Control".

edit registry to fix no disk in drive

Step 4. Check "Windows > ErrorMode". Change DWORD value data to "2". Then, change the base from "Hexadecimal" to "Decimal". 

Then, click "OK". Exit Registry and reboot PC.

Fix 7. Check and Fix Disk Error

Sometimes, disk errors can also bring "there is no disk in the drive" error. If there are bad sectors or corrupted system files, your removable disk may not be able to show up on PC. Just follow to see how to reset disk to make it show up in drive with disk repair tool now:

Step 1. Open EaseUS Partition Master on your computer. Then, locate the disk, right-click the partition you want to check, and choose "Advaned" > "Check File System".

choose Check Partition

Step 2. In the Check File System window, keep the "Try to fix errors if found" option selected and click "Start".

check the pop-up instructions

Step 3. The software will begin checking your partition file system on your disk. When it complets, click "Finish".

finish partition check

Conclusion

These fixes can solve "there is no disk in the drive, please insert a disk into drive" error effectively. If you still have problems, you can contact us to get more help.

There Is No Disk in the Drive FAQs

Here are some hot topics about no disk in the drive error, you can read on to get additional help.

How do you fix there is no disk in the drive?

To fix no disk in the drive:

  • Move and Replug in a Removable Drive
  • Change Drive Letter 
  • Disable the Drive in Device Manager
  • Format the Drive 
  • Edit Registry
  • Check and Fix Disk Error

Why does my computer say no drive?

Reasons:

  1. 1. No removable disk in the removable disk drive.
  2. 2. Removable drive such as lomega Zip drive is configured as drive letter C.

How to fix syswin exe not ready error in Windows?

  • Check your drive
  • Disable the drive in BIOS

What is WinSeven EXE?

The WinSeven.exe file is a file with no information about its developer. The data is not a Windows core file. The software starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: Run ). The program has no visible window. WinSeven.exe can monitor applications.

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Written by Tracy King

Tracy joined in EaseUS in 2013 and has been working with EaseUS content team for over 7 years. Being enthusiastic in computing and technology, she writes tech how-to articles and share technical solutions about Windows & Mac data recovery, file/system backup and recovery, partition management and iOS/Android data recovery.

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