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Fix 'No Disk in Drive, Please Insert a Disk into Drive' Error

Updated on Jun 20, 2018 by Tracy King to Partition Manager

Summary:
Received 'There is no disk in the drive, please insert a disk into drive/device' error message when you try to open a new removable device such as USB, hard drive or SD card on your PC? Relax! Just follow offered methods here to effectively repair No disk in drive error without losing any data on your storage devices now.

There is no disk in the drive, please insert a disk into drive/device, how to fix it?

According to Google searching result and Microsoft community, it's not a new problem for users to met '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? 

No disk in drive error.

There is no disk in the drive. Please insert a disk into drive \Device\harddisk\Dr1
There is no disk in the drive. Please insert a disk into drive [drive letter], such as e, g, etc.

Here below are two major reasons that may cause No disk in drive error in your PC:

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

So how to effectively fix this issue and make drive and devices to work normally and recognized by PC again?

Note: If the Quick Fix doesn't work, Method 1, 2 and 3 will help you out. Follow and find your solutions here now.

Quick Fix: 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 so to get this issue solved:
1. Shut down computer.
2. Unplug removable disk, USB or SD etc devices.
3. Reconnect and insert the removable drive into a removable drive.
4. Restart PC.
Then the disk shall show up on your PC and can be used for storing new data now.

Tips
If Quick Fix doesn't work, don't worry. Just follow below 3 methods and you'll get all problems solved.

Method 1. Change drive letter to fix no disk in the drive error

1. Press Win + X and Click Disk Management or Right-click on This PC/My Computer > Manage > Disk Management;
2. Right-click on removable device or partition > Select Change Drive Letter and Paths;
3. Change the drive letter to any other drive letter which hasn't been assigned in Windows system.
After this, reboot PC and you shall have removed the no disk in the drive error by then.

Method 2. Disable the drive in Device Manager

1. Press Win + R to open Run dialog > Type: devmgmt.msc and click OK;
2. Expand Disk Drives > Find Removable drive (external hard drive, USB or SD card) and right click on it > Select Disable;
3. Reboot PC and then you can check out whether this issue is solved or not.

Method 3. Repair and fix system files and reset disk to make it show up in drive

If there exist bad sectors or corrupted system files, your removable disk may not be able to show up in PC. Just follow to see how to reset disk to make it show up in drive with disk repair tool now:

1. Free download and install disk repair tool - EaseUS Partition Master in your PC;

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 Windows 10 is supported

2. Reconnect removable device to PC and launch EaseUS Partition Master;
Right click system partition and select > Select "Check partition".

Fix No disk in drive error.

3. Choose the way that you want to use to check partition bad sectors or corrupted system files: Check Partition Properties, Call Windows Chkdsk to fix errors, Surface Test. Click OK

Fix no disk in the drive error.

3. After this, right-click on your removable drive and select Format partition > Reset the file system and change removable device drive letter to a new letter which hasn't been assigned to the PC yet.

Solve There is no disk in the drive error.

After this, click Apply to keep all changes. Then you can reboot PC and reconnect removable disk or USB, SD card etc into PC to use it for storing data now.