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

Updated on Dec 28, 2018 by Jean to Resource


Here's the easy fix for command volume partition disk, including command 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 16, 18, 21, 24 volume partition disk failed with null problem. And if you have important files on the card, you can free download EaseUS data recovery software to check if it can help you retrieve data back.

Unable to Format SD Card Due to Volume Partition Disk Failed with Null

Android phone users, including Samsung, OnePlus, Sony, HTC, LG, Android One & Google Pixel, encountered a common issue that happened to an external SD card while they're trying to format it, especially after they updated Android OS to Marshmallow 6.0 or 6.0.1. And following is the exact error message they got.

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

Figure 10 may be replaced by 8, 12, 18 and others, so does 179,0 appearing in the message. So, the general problem is that they're unable to format an SD card due to volume partition disk failed with null. Let's see an example.

"I tried to use sd card as internal storage in moto g3 running Android 6.0. I followed steps on screen and while it was formatting sd card, it crashed with 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 above error. Is there any way to fix this ?"

How to Fix Command Volume Partition Disk Failed with Null Error?

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.

Best way to fix SD card with 'volume partition disk failed with null' error

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.

# 1. Recover data from corrupted or damaged SD card

In many cases when a card was damaged or corrupted, you can no longer access the data inside. For a secure rescue of the memory card, you're suggested to recover data from damaged SD card with the best free data recovery software - EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard.

1. Make sure your Card can show up or can be read by your PC. 
If not, try tips below to make your card read by your computer now:
#1. Change the USB port and reconnect the SD card to your computer.
#2. Change another SD card reader to make your SD card recognizable.
#3. Change the drive letter in Disk Management so to make it show up as " healthy" and "online".

Altogether 3 steps will help easily restore data from a memory card with volume partition disk failed with null error (like Toshiba, Samsung, Lexar, SanDisk, etc.)

Stop using your SD card immediately once you lost files on it. Continuing using the card would hugely increase the chance of data overwriting, which makes data unrecoverable.

Step 1: Connect the SD card to PC

Insert the SD card to a card reader, and connect the card reader with your SD card to a healthy computer.

Step 2: Run SD card recovery software and scan the card.

  • Launch EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard on your PC and select your SD card under the External Devices column.
  • Then click Scan to start finding lost data on your SD card now.
Run SD card recovery software.

Step 3: Check found SD card data.

After the scanning process, you can preview and find your lost SD card files from below listed tabs:

  • Deleted Files: List your deleted files there.
  • Drive X: All lost files can be found here.
  • Lost Partition Files: Check first if it's for formatted recovery.
  • Extra Files: Finds files that lost names or paths.

And you can use Filter and Search to quickly find your files.

Find lost SD card files.

Step 4: Restore SD card data.

  • You can check and preview found files by double-clicking each one of them.
  • Then click Recover to save found SD card files to a secure location on your PC or an external storage.
Restore lost SD card files.

# 2. Format corrupted micro SD card on PC

Instead of formatting the card on the phone, where most users received the 'volume partition disk failed with null' error, we recommend you try to format it on a PC.

Usually, there are two free tricks to format a corrupted SD card:

It's by Windows Disk Management or a third-party free partition manager. From our experience, a majority of people will have trouble using the built-in disk management program due to Windows was unable to complete the format error.

So, please download EaseUS Partition Master, it's the SD card format software to fix Android micro SD card 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

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.