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Fix There Is No media in The Specified Device Error

Updated on Dec 29, 2018 by Abby Haines to Resource

Summary

Here, a 2-step tutorial shows you how to fix There is no media in the specified device error without losing data is available. Try the guide to fix the issue when it occurs to prevent you formatting a USB drive or other devices using HP USB Disk Storage Format tool.

"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 the 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 are no media in the specified device". Is there any way to fix the error?"

How to fix "There is no media in the specified device" error

"There are 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 are 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. 

# 1. Recover data from the USB drive that shows 0 bytes

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 second method. 

Notice:
Please stop using your USB flash drive once you lose files on it, in case newly produced data overwrite entries to the lost files.

Step 1. Connect USB to your PC and run USB data recovery software.

  • Connect the USB flash drive on which your files to your computer and launch EaseUS USB data recovery software - Data Recovery Wizard on your PC.
  • Select your USB drive under External Devices and click Scan to start finding your lost files.
Select USB to scan and find lost files.

Step 2. Scan to find all lost files from USB.

  • EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard will thoroughly scan your USB flash drive and find all your lost data on it.
Scan USB drive to find lost files.

Step 3. Restore all lost files from USB.

  • After the scanning process, you can check and preview found USB files in this program.
  • "Deleted Files" is for you to find deleted files. And "Lost Partition Files" is quick access to find formatted data.
  • Double-click the files to preview and choose available ones, click "Recover" to save them to a secure location on your PC or other external storage devices
Restore lost USB data.

# 2. Format the USB drive with "There is no media in the specified device" error by using EaseUS format utility

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.

First. Download EaseUS Partition software

Second. Connect the USB to your PC and format the USB 

 

Step 1: Launch EaseUS Partition Master, right-click the partition on your USB drive which you want to format and choose the "Format" option.

Format Hard Drive Partition - Step 1

Step 2: Assign a new partition label, file system (NTFS/FAT32/EXT2/EXT3), and cluster size to the selected partition, then click "OK".

Format Hard Drive Partition - Step 2

Step 3: In the Warning window, click "OK" 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 your external hard drive/USB/SD card.

Format Hard Drive Partition - Step 4