How to Fix: SD Card Command Volume Partition Disk Failed with Null

Here are the potential fixes for command volume partition disk failed error on Andriod phone, including command 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 16, 18, 21, 24 volume partition disk failed with null problem. If you have important files on the card and you want to restore them, you can use EaseUS data recovery software to retrieve data with ease.

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Unable to Format SD Card: Command Volume Partition Disk Failed

command '10 volume partition disk:179,0 public' failed with 'null':

"I tried to use an sd card as internal storage in Moto G3 running Android. I followed the onscreen steps to perform the formatting. But during the process, it crashed with the error 'common 21 volume partition disk 179,64 public failed with null'. Now my sd card can't be read by any device and Moto G3 keeps on asking to format sd card and it fails to do so with the above error. Is there any way to fix the issue?"

Quick access to volume partition disk failed with null solutions:

Workable Solutions Step-by-step Troubleshooting
Fix 1. Format the SD Card Use file explorer > use Disk Management > try EaseUS Partition Master. Open EaseUS Partition Master. Find your SD card and right-click the partition you want to format and choose "Format"...Full steps
Fix 2. Send for a Repair If formatting the SD card on your PC doesn't help, you are recommended to send your iPhone for a repair. In some cases, it's caused by hardware issues of your phone, not your SD card...Full steps

When you insert an SD card or Micro SD card into your phone, it may show up as "unsupported". Thus, you need to set it up by formatting before you can use it for internal storage. That's where the problem begins. Many Android phone users, including Samsung, OnePlus, Sony, HTC, LG, Android One & Google Pixel users, have encountered the issue "command volume partition disk failed" while they're trying to format the SD card like the one described above, especially after they updated Android OS to Marshmallow 6.0 or 6.0.1. So, the general problem is that they're unable to format an SD card due to the volume partition disk failed with null.

Why does this error happen? Generally, the issue is caused by:

  • The damaged or corrupted SD card
  • The update on your device
  • Hardware issue of your phone

How to Fix Command Volume Partition Disk Failed with Null Error

Although the error "command volume partition disk failed" is a frequently occurred issue on Andriod, there is no certain way to fix the matter by far. Here we will show you two potential ways to cope with the problem.

Method 1. Format the SD Card on PC

The reason why does "volume partition disk failed with null" error appear and Android phone owners not being able to format the micro SD card on their phone is most probably because the card is damaged or corrupted, and it needs to be fixed in order to make the phone read or recognize the card.

Instead of formatting the card on the phone, where most users received the 'volume partition disk failed with null' error, we recommend trying to format it on a PC. Since the micro SD card has been corrupted and the cell phone sends such an error, you can only bring it back to life by a full format on PC. Usually, there are three ways to format an SD card: File Explorer, Disk Management, or third-party format software.

Use File Explorer:

Step 1. Open "This PC".

Step 2. Find and right-click your SD card. Choose "Format" in the menu. (If your SD card not showing up on your computer, follow the solutions provided to fix it immediately.)

Step 3. Assign a Windows-compatible file system to your USB and click "Start".

Step 4. In the warning window, click "OK" to confirm the operation.

Fix Command Volume Partition Disk Failed - Format the SD card on PC

Use Disk Management:

Step 1. Go to "This PC," right-click it, and choose "Manage" > "Disk Management."

Step 2. Right-click your SD card and choose "Format".

Step 3. Set up a new file system for your SD card and then start the formatting process.

Fix command volume partition disk failed - Format SD card via Disk Management

Use a Third-Party Tool:

Based on our experience, many people will have trouble using the built-in Disk Management due to Windows was unable to complete the format error. If the two tips above fail, you can download a free partition software - EaseUS Partition Master. It is an SD card formatting software to fix the Android micro SD card command volume partition disk failed with the null problem.

Note: Take out the SD card from your Android phone, connect it correctly to a Windows computer and wait until Windows detects the card.


Step 1: Open EaseUS Partition Master. Find your SD card and right-click the partition you want to format and choose "Format".

Format Hard Drive Partition - Step 1

Step 2: Set 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: Click "OK" on the pop-up window to continue.

Format Hard Drive Partition - Step 3

Step 4: Click the "Execute Operation" button on the toolbar, then click "Apply" to start formatting your SD card.

Format Hard Drive Partition - Step 4

Method 2. Send Your Device for a Repair

If formatting the SD card on your PC doesn't help, you are recommended to send your iPhone for a repair. In some cases, it's caused by hardware issues of your phone, not your SD card. If your SD card works perfectly well with other devices, it's highly likely there is something wrong with your Andriod phone, be it the motherboard or SD card slot. This is the error that can't be fixed by yourself. Thus, send your Android phone to its manufacturer for a repair.

How to Recover Data from Inaccessible/Formatted SD Card

When a card is damaged or corrupted, you can no longer access the data inside. For you to rescue the files on your memory card, you're suggested to recover data with the hard drive recovery software - EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard. Make sure your Card can show up or can be read by your PC. If not, try the tips below to make your card readable by your computer:

  • Change the USB port and reconnect the SD card to your computer
  • Change another SD card reader to make your SD card recognizable
  • Change the drive letter in Disk Management so to make it show up as " healthy" and "online"

EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard will help you restore data from a memory card with command volume partition disk failed error (like Toshiba, Samsung, Lexar, SanDisk, etc.) with ease. It also works for recovering data from formatted SD card.

Step 1. Download EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard - the dependable SD card recovery software for Windows on your PC. Connect the SD card to your computer with either a card reader or by attaching the device that contains it. Launch the software so you can see the SD card from the disk list presented on the interface. Select the SD card and click Scan.

select the sd card and click scan

Step 2. The scan process should be running. A quick scan is able to quickly find the files that were recently deleted or items emptied from the recycle bin, and the later deep scan is useful for files that are harder to find, which might lose file names. During the course of scanning the SD card, you can start checking the results from the leftside tree-view pane, or simply use the Filter function to show up only the pictures, doucments, videos, emails and so on.

find wanted sd card files

Step 3. Double-click on a file will allow you to preivew its content. At last, select the desired files you wish to recover and click the Recover button to get them all back. When you're asked to choose a location to save the recovered files, do not use the SD card but another drive, to avoid data overwriting.

recover sd card files

By carefully following the guides above, you shall now solve the SD card volume partition disk failed with the null problem without losing important data.

People Also Ask 

If you have further questions about the Command Volume Partition Disk Failed issue, check out the answers below. You may find the desired solutions here:

1. How do I fix a corrupted SD card that won't format?

When you cannot format a corrupted SD card, try the following 8 ways to fix a corrupted SD card:

  1. Fix 1. Change a card reader, adapter, or a USB port
  2. Fix 2. Run Windows Repair Tool
  3. Fix 3. Change a drive letter
  4. Fix 4. Run CHKDSK to check and repair SD card bad sectors
  5. Fix 5. Reinstall the SD card driver
  6. Fix 6. Format a RAW SD card
  7. Fix 7. Format a half-capacity SD Card
  8. Fix 8. Create a new SD card partition on unallocated space

2. How do I fix an unreadable SD card on Android?

When your SD card becomes unreadable on Android, unplug it, and connect it to your computer, then try the following fixes to repair the unreadable SD card:

  1. 1. Run CHKDSK
  2. 2. Run CHKDSK alternative
  3. 3. Recover data from SD card
  4. 4. Format SD card to FAT32
  5. 5. Create a volume on unallocated SD card
  6. 6. Update SD card driver
  7. 7. Take SD card to the local repair center

3. Why can't I format my SD card?

Usually, when an SD card cannot be formatted, it's caused by the following reasons:

  1. 1. SD card is write-protected
  2. 2. SD card shows read-only
  3. 3. SD card file system is not supported by Windows
  4. 4. SD card is locked by third-party encryption software
  5. 5. Virus infection

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Author Jean has been writing tech articles since she was graduated from university. She has been part of the EaseUS team for over 5 years. Her special focuses are data recovery, disk partitioning, data space optimization, data backup and Mac OS. By the way, she's an aviation fan!

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