How To Fix "Please Insert a Disk into Drive" Error In Windows

Trouble:

We just got a quite common problem regarding pen drives, one of our reader Emmanuel Ayivi sent us a problem regarding pen drive detection.

When ever I insert my (4GB my flash) pen drive into my PC and any other PC I am
unable to open it. The message that am prompted with is “insert disk into drive”

As it’s clear from the message in quotes, this problems occur when you insert when your removable drive to your USB port, it detects your removable drive but throws an error window saying – Please Insert a Disk into Drive \ Device when you try to open it.

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One of the most possible cause of this issue when you have a removable drive which try to get a drive letter which is already reserved.

Also read: How to Fix Windows Error 0xc0000142

This could happen due to the default behavior of Windows XP when you may have e: drive assigned to a network drive or other hardware drive and removable pen drives tries to occupy e: drive as drive letter.

Fix:

In order to resolve the issue, use the following methods given below:

Method 1:

Insert the removable disk in the removable drive before you start your computer. But in this case, make sure that the first boot device in BIOS is not USB drive, else computer may not boot at all.

Method 2:

1. Log in as Administrator account in windows or any other account with administrative privileges

2. Insert your removable disk into the USB port.

3. Click Start, now right click on my computer and select manage

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4. Now, click Disk Management

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5. Right click on your removable drive partition and select Change Drive Letter and Paths under Disk Management ( you can find your drive easily through size )

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6. Change the drive letter some other drive letter like X: or Z: which is not reserved by some other drive on windows.

7. That’s it! Done.

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Comments

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  2. Dear Sir

    i have install Windows Xp in My intel celeron Computer with Config 155 htz before when i install my Xp it work fine but now its not work as i got new drive i formated it properly install correct but when it come to when it has to launch the desktop it restart again ie the stating bar which it show on the start after boot with black screen and bar running in the middle hope u understand it what i mean

  3. Hi!!
    This solution does not work for me.
    No matter in what computer i insert it shows the message.
    It does not even shows up on Linux & Mac OS.

  4. Don’t work on me, my flash drive’s led don’t like but the computer is detecting it, it even appear on my computer but still not accessible, it says “please insert a drive into drive Z:”. how you someone help me.

  5. This not work, i don’t see my flash disk drive in Computer Management, even i change the drive path. Does someone have other solution.

  6. The drive just says ‘no media’ Have you got a fix? I can see the properties which says 0 space written, 0 space available. I can change the drive letter but it does not solve the problem.

  7. Not working because the removable disk drive will not show in the Disk Managment window.
    – EC

  8. This didn’t work for me.Here’s how I fixed it, even though the only way was to format it.
    Right click on “my computer”.Then manage.Then disk management.Select the drive, then format it.

  9. The drive just says ‘no media’ Have you got a fix? I can see the properties which says 0 space written, 0 space available. I can change the drive letter but it does not solve the problem.

  10. Hey, I was able to change the drive letter as suggested, however it did not make my files accessible.

  11. Dear sir i have same problem with my pen drive ..

    But sir when i connect to PC its show found new hardware
    and do okayy other processs. but when i open the drive
    of pendrive its show PLZ INSERT A DISK INTO DRIVE H:

    I;ll try above given solution but in DISK MANAGMENT window
    its not show.. plz give me solution what to do..

    PLZ Help Me.

  12. I have the same problem as dragondav3 and roby. My USB is being recognised but when I try to open it I got “Please insert a disk into Removable Disk (F:). It has happened all day on many computers. Please help me, like roby I need my work for school!!!

  13. Dear sir i have same problem with my pen drive ..

    But sir when i connect to PC its show found new hardware
    and do okayy other processs. but when i open the drive
    of pendrive its show PLZ INSERT A DISK INTO DRIVE H:

    I;ll try above given solution but in DISK MANAGMENT window
    its not show.. plz give me solution what to do..

    DISK MANAGMENT also cannot detect my pen drive
    PLZ Help Me.

  14. i am also have the same problem , it detect my flash drive and shows , “your new hardware is ready to use” , in the my computer i can see the drive letter & volume name. if i try to open that the drive “please insert a disk into drive f:”

    how to solve this ,
    please let me know

    kraja

  15. yes, it’s solve the problem, but i have another problem within the error message. it makes me losing my task manager and even i can’t enabling it using the administsrtive tools.how do i can fix this problem? please. i have my brain stop working to fix this problem…

  16. pls,my computer still displays ‘there is no disk in this the drive,please insert a disk into the drive, even when no disk is inserted, and there is also a virtual removable disk, when i click my computer icon. wat do ido to disable the virtual removable disk.

  17. I have Same problem

    there is no disk in this the drive,please insert a disk into the drive, even when no disk is inserted,

  18. Hello the above solution will not solve the problem. Please give us some other sollution….

  19. sir the problem is when i open the pen drive it show please insert a drive into disk i in disk management the removable disk is not shown even i change letter path its not working please help me sir

  20. the above does not solve the problem, all the same thank you for trying to help.

  21. but i cant find my removable disk into disk management..where can i format it?

  22. None of the solutions worked for me either. Changing the drive name didn’t do any good. (This only works if you had that drive letter is mapped; or used by some other drive already. I tryed it anyway and sure enough it does not work.) When I tryed to reformat, it thinks it’s a CD or DVD ROM Drive… and won’t format it because computer thinks there is no disk (CD or DVD) in drive. Still looking for ways to fix it… if it’s even possible. Please post solution if anyone finds a way!

  23. My experience with fixing this, nothing worked until I tried changing the drive letter. This change took, but I still got an error. But I left the drive plugged in and after about half an hour, something must have timed out and presto, I got the popup asking me what I wanted to do with the drive (open files, play media, etc) that I always get on insertion.

    Note, once you have the drive working, write something to it and do a proper disconnect, otherwise you may have to repeat this fix next time you plug it in.

    Dave

  24. Hi All, recently I’ve purchased HP 8GB v155w pendrive, from last one day I’m facing the same problem as mentioned by most of users.
    I’ve workout something to diagnose this issue and feel due to some reason (either hardware or virus) it’s file system got currupted (something like MBR corrupt in HDD).
    Whenever I inster my Flash Drive, XP show “USBest USB2FlashStorage USB Device” hardware found and installed successfully, but when my Flash Drive was working fine, it was showing “HP V155W USB Device” found. Same was showing if I’m going to Device manager and selecting Generic Device and checking the Properties. so it seems, it’s internal default file system got corrupted and Manufacturer can only do something as there no such utility I found to fix this issue.

  25. yesterday, I went to HP Service center and shown them the usb flash driver, they have checked it and provided me a new Pack.

  26. Well..seems like all those method doesnt work anymore.. maybe it is completely a hardware failure..
    dont waste ur time to try all those method above..
    just dump it and buy a new pendrive.. im just bought 8gb kingston pendrive and it was ended sumthg like this error..

    im forced to buy a new one..:(

  27. sir i have 2gb flash drive iball whenever i insert the disk it gets detected but is not accessible and give the message insert disk into G i try to format it but i cant i have also tried from the disk management but i didnt suceeded so please help me out it there is other software or not

  28. in my last comment i want to ask that if there is external software of driver for this problem

  29. Such a long Discussion . But we Reaching No Where so it is better that Buy a new Pen Drive from Market & Start working with It

  30. I am installing a software. after installing it, when I run the program, it says something like “please insert disk in the drive in the highest alphabetical order”. how do i solve it? how can I run the program? by the way, I am using a laptop and there are no other disk drives. only one. thanks

  31. the same thing happened with my transcend flash drive. transcend people have a flash utility that fixed this problem. but no such thing is available for kingston. so not been able to fix my kingston drive.

  32. Does not work on my Flash Drive since It does not show any (I see the thumbdrive but Partition is a No no).

  33. My pen drive was askin to be formatted an when i went through this procedure and formatted it . It strted working fine thanks a lot for the trick pal

  34. Its because the file system is corrupt. Its not in all cases that opening throws out the error captured in the graphic above is a drive letter conflict. If you get to a lower version, may be 98 which will certainly manage to open.. you can format your pen drive to restore the file system. This has worked for me before, but this time around.. I don’t know where I can get Win 98.

  35. i was getting the “please insert disc” message on my LAPTOP and i fixed it as follows:

    1. Purchase an “optical lens cleaner”, they are a disc with a series of tiny brushes.
    2. According to the instructions, you must insert the disc and press “play” but of course, your drive will not recognize that there is a disc in the drive!
    3. take a clean finger and gently turn the cleaning disc on it axis for a minute.
    4. push the disc into the drive and if you have my luck, it will start to play!
    Ed

  36. I was try this method 2 but it still gives the same problem “Insert ths disc into Removable Drive”. Tell the another solution to solve this probelm.

  37. how it will fix the pen drive installation of tracks that has corrupt every time done installing

  38. sir i change the Change Drive Letter and Paths but still it show please insert a disk
    its show same error
    plz solve my problem

  39. sir, i insert pen drive in to computer, it would be show up in bottom of desktop. but in my computer then click usb drive shows error msg like” plz insert disk into the usb drive”,,
    plz slove my problem…..

  40. Hi Friends,

    I believe you guys facing a problem in ur pendrive, hope this will help you.Thanks!!

    1)Please make use of this site “http://www.transcendusa.com/Products/online_recovery_2.asp?LangNo=0”

    All the instruction are present how to repair your pen drive.

    2) Download tool JetFlash Recovery Online from “http://www.transcendusa.com/support/dlcenter/ORT_Software.asp?Link=OnLineRecovery.exe”,

    If you guys have further question pls post ur question me here…i wil reply you.Thanks!!

  41. sir
    i’ve inserted the removable disk in the removable drive before starting my computer and also tried by changing the drive letters, but both are not working……. please give me another solution

  42. i changed the letter of my pendrive but it doesnt works at all.give me a solution

  43. i have problem with my pen drive.
    when i insert into computer it is not detecting by computer and hwen i try to format it it is displaying message as please insert into disk drive.Any solution for this problem?

  44. Worked like a champ. Wasn’t able to access the old data as it said unallocated space but was able to format it and access the drive again. Thanks!

  45. jetflash recovery is good only to salvage your dead flashdrive, but how about the important files?all will be gone..i dont care about the flashdrive, the important files is what im after..

  46. Hi,
    I have tried both the way to solve the problem. But does not work. Is the pen drive damaged forever? Is it possible? Please let me know.

    Thanks

  47. Hi, will u pls. help me with my usb flask disk drive?
    as i surf how to fix my problem, I found ur website.At first i’m glad that I found it, but unfortunately still it doesn’t work at all because I followed through the given instructions my usb flask disk drive will not appear in the disk management.It is unreadable, so I can’t change the drive letter and path…then I tried to format my flash drive but it will display a message that it cannot be formatted. Will u please help me with my problem? Are there ways to fix my usb pen ? Does my usb pen damaged already that there’s no more way to solve it? please please please help me….

  48. yeah, it does not appear on disk management.. I also tried setting it to new partition.. but no go… having windows 7…

  49. hiiiiiiiiiii friends it really easy to conquer.

    But you need found your pendrive brand website, then if they have the recovery software to solve those kind of errors. For example, my 8gb pendrive is made by KINGMAX. I just download the software and it will solve the errors immediately.

  50. sir
    i’ve inserted the removable disk in the removable drive before starting my computer and also tried by changing the drive letters, but both are not working……. please give me another solution.

  51. Does not work with card readers (these are new ones), tried all the above methods.

  52. Dear concerning (Optimistically thinking as majician) I view most of the remakrs submitted by different computer user here. Sir I am also victim of same problem i.e., when i put my USB Flash in its proper location USB point, it shows as has been detected and green icon showing its dectectness appearas in notification area (right bottom of my monitor screen) but when i click My Computer there i see its drive letter also shown as Removable Drive positively but when i click on it, it gives the message “Please insert disk to the drive I:\” …plz help me in this regard.

  53. I have the Same Problem to When i insert my 5130c Phone USB . unable to Open . it Appears “Please Instert a Disk Into Drive E” I try All your Methods .. But It Wont Work

    ” PLEASE HELP “

  54. I like the solve probleme because it is very simple mathed.
    thank for it
    again thanks

  55. Hi,

    SOLVED :
    This was helpful but didnt work for me…
    What I did is followed the instruction that at time of changing drive letter n path …
    in Below window :where it states drive 0 or drive 1 where I see my removable drive …I right clicked n selected it for format as primary n reformated it as FAT32 n.
    and than again I tried to open it n it works fine like charm..hope this might help you guys too…:).

  56. dear sir i have 4gb pendrive n it is not shown it say only plz insert the disk so wat is the better soln if u hav then mail me thank u

  57. You are such a nice person Bro……. Love you.. you make my usb run now.

  58. i bought a 2gb transcend drive, it gave me a write protected error and now it says there is no device in drive

  59. Halo,
    I have 2GB PNY drive detected with my computer. But when i’m trying to open it, a msg “Please Insert a disk to drive I:”.
    I had try your suggestion but still failed. I tried with other computers but still failed…
    It is related with diskmgmt.msc or my pen drive totaly failed?

  60. hello to all …
    when i inserted the pendrive into usb drive i got the message “PLEASE INSERT A DISK”
    so i tried the above method bt it didn’t work so please tell me is there any other way of solving this problem…

  61. I tried to change it but a window just pops up saying: Windows cannot modify drive letter of your system volume or boot volume.

  62. THANKS FOR THE HELP MY USB IS NOW WORKING.

    THE PICTURE HELPS A LOT.!!

    THANK YOU !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  63. Just sent email today to Transcend people.

    Their online recovery tool is amazing. I was not only able to restore the functionality of the USB drive but also to restore absolutely all the data. It seems that tool gets forced access to USB, solves corrupted controlling sectors which means that files are left physicly.

    Of course if first option will not work you have then option 2 to format drive and erace all the files (that is only if you want to save USB without data – but it is always good to choose the above option first).

    Thanks Transend once again for this amazing fix.

  64. Dear sir i have same problem with my pen drive ..
    But sir when i connect to PC its show found new hardware
    and do okayy other processs. but when i open the drive
    of pendrive its show PLZ INSERT A DISK INTO DRIVE H:
    I;ll try above given solution but in DISK MANAGMENT window
    its not show.. plz give me solution what to do..
    PLZ Help Me.

  65. For pending problem as I said check up the Sarv_2k post above. Pasting his post below for those who missed it:

    Hi Friends,

    I believe you guys facing a problem in ur pendrive, hope this will help you.Thanks!!

    1)Please make use of this site “http://www.transcendusa.com/Products/online_recovery_2.asp?LangNo=0″

    All the instruction are present how to repair your pen drive.

    2) Download tool JetFlash Recovery Online from “http://www.transcendusa.com/support/dlcenter/ORT_Software.asp?Link=OnLineRecovery.exe”,

    If you guys have further question pls post ur question me here…i wil reply you.Thanks!!

  66. SIR I M FACING PROBLEM IN FLASH DRIVE IT SAYS THAT PLEASE INSERT DISK IN DRIVE H:
    WHEN I GOES TO DISK MANAGEMENT THERE IS ONLY C: , D: , E: , F: THERE IS NOT H: ANY WHERE PLZ TELL ME WHAT TO DO.

  67. A problem that some people have with the same error message is that the pen drive is noticed, but it cannot connect with the SD card. I have done this with an external one (SD Can be put into the USB) and it worked when i used a different (but same type of) USB. You will unfortunately have to get rid of it, or take out the memory and put it in a different USB (not recommended).

  68. i tried your trick but not worked.plz suggest another one…………………..

  69. Dear Oglasifwd,

    The site you gave has helped me and solved my problem.

    Thanks Dude.

  70. download jetdlash online recovery tool and format the drive u will get u r pendrive back to normal it worked fine for me i hope the same for all

  71. thank you..!
    thank you..!thank you..!thank you..!thank you..!thank you..!thank you..!thank you..!thank you..!

  72. girish thank you..!
    thank you..!thank you..!thank you..!thank you..!thank you..!thank you..!thank you..!thank you..!

  73. Hye!!

    Need help man !!

    first, it said “Please insert a disk into drive F:”
    Then, I followed your steps written above but the problem is that the disk management does not detect my flash drive.. I can`t even format it from “my computer”.. Please help man.. thank you..

  74. Here we go again.

    Roshan take a look at the description supplied by Girish and pasted by me in the reply discussion to solve your problem.

  75. thanks alot to al of u.
    U hv made my day.
    THank u girish!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    also many thanks to trouble shooters

  76. OK, But what if the pendrive is shown as distk1 in “Disk Management”, it also has a drive letter that has not been reserved, it is shown as “no media” and I can’t see any partition. Please guide. Has the chip been corrupted.

  77. It seems that previous comments have to be checked on the section PREVIOUS COMMENTS and that will confuse the users. For all the new users on board check the description supplied by Girish before in PREVIOUS COMMENTS to solve your problems.

  78. I tried the methods described above, but they didn’t work for me.

    However, I have a program Lexar Image Rescue 3 that can read the files. Unfortunately, when they wrote that program, they only thought of rescuing image files.

    So, if Lexar Image Rescue can read those files, other competent USB drive readers should be able to do that too. The question is, who else produces tools like Lexar Image Rescue 3 that rescue all files.

  79. Hi There,

    It didnt work for me either. The problem started while trying to format my laptop. I also tried by format via external hard disk but doesnt work. Actually, its worst. I have 2 versions of XP as I couldnt format my hard disk. The OS is telling me that I cannot delete the partition and that I need to put the cd but my big problem is that the disk drive is not working…

    Please help urgent.. I need to finish this before saturday.

    Many Thanks,

    Hasvine

  80. Check previous comments. They were visible all before but now they are splitted so it seems that people can find the history of the whole conversation before.

    For pending problem as I said before, check up the Sarv_2k post above. Pasting his post below for those who missed it:

    Hi Friends,

    I believe you guys facing a problem in ur pendrive, hope this will help you.Thanks!!

    1)Please make use of this site “http://www.transcendusa.com/Products/online_recovery_2.asp?LangNo=0″

    All the instruction are present how to repair your pen drive.

    2) Download tool JetFlash Recovery Online from “http://www.transcendusa.com/support/dlcenter/ORT_Software.asp?Link=OnLineRecovery.exe”,

    If you guys have further question pls post ur question me here…i wil reply you.Thanks!!

  81. guys i have 8gb hp pen drive.. its that new single stick thing.. neways i am having this problem for past three days now and after trying every single thing that you guys mentioned above I give up.. the problem is still persisting.. is there any other way that i can this device back to working condition….???? please help me out… i am saying again a have tried every option the jetflash recovery tool from transcend does not even recognize my device… so pls help me out…

  82. Hey,
    I faced the same problem , let me explain it how it all started:
    I was installing the fresh Windows version (XP) on my machine & My pen drive was already connected.
    I had chosen the option of formatting the C:\ Drive & Pen drive (just by mistake).
    After the successful installation of windows I found that my pen drive is detected by am getting the same error “Please insert the ……”, it showing Actual Size, used Size & Free size all of them of 0 Bytes.
    So, my first concern is whether the above specified method will work in my case also? & second when we purchase any pen drive does it have some software already installed in pen drive which was required ?

  83. naval u can get icare data recovery to repair your flash disc the same thing happen to me and thats how i repair it

  84. Hi,
    The solution worked for me 🙂 …but i had to initialize the HDD first in disk management before i could set up the drives properties…

  85. i got 3 jetflash..
    2 of them got error like “Pleas insert disk to Remavble Disk H:/”
    and i find d soultion by sarv_2k..
    the online recovery tool by transend webiste!
    but unfortunetly that tool is getting freeze/crash when detecting disk and connecting to host.!!
    i need help @ that..
    can sum1 help me?
    plzz!
    =)
    greetings.

  86. Hallo Sir,
    Transcend online recovery really worked for me.
    I had the same error and googled a lot.
    Thank you sir.

  87. Hey! the jetflashonline is for trancend users online is there anyprogram that can fix my pqi flash drive? same problem no led and detected by the computer but it says please insertdisk error. please i need help thx.!

  88. when i format drive” E” there is a error and the format not done & i don’t open the drive, so please a solution to me

  89. hi,
    every one
    i had same problem like “please insert disk into drive G:” then i searched solution in internet after long period, i got a solution “http://www.transcendusa.com/products/online_recovery_2.asp?dw=3” i.e…download “Jet Flash Recovery s/w ” from above site on install it and then u know automatically.
    it will be clear after run that S/W.

    I hope this will help u in better and best.

  90. Hello.
    I have a Kingston 1Gb flash Drive, i have tried that “Jet Flash Recovery tool”
    It can’t recognize my drive.

    pls. help out, i need that data back ;(

  91. Sarv_2k,

    Thank You very much for your nice tips. It Worked Fine. Thank You very much again.

  92. I followed all the steps correctly. But didnt get my 8gb pendrive working
    whenever i insert it in the port it says hardware installed successfuly but when exploring in MY COMPUTER it shows REMOVABLE DISK not the name I assigned and when I open it error=“please insert disk into drive G:” i already downloaded online recovery tool and the disk management service but it didnt helping

    The problem may be I had a virus in my system that may have done it
    so the pendrive is already infected with virus

    but why the heck it is not opening

    plzz if anybody reading this shit till now plzz answer it

    i will be greatly helpful

    FROM : Jay Prakash Gupta
    India

  93. Sarv_2k PLEEEEASE HELP!!! I see that y I have the same problem like: guys i have 16gb Kingston DataTraveler pen drive.. its that new single stick thing.. neways i am having this problem for past three days now and after trying every single thing that you guys mentioned above I give up.. the problem is still persisting.. is there any other way that i can this device back to working condition….???? please help me out… i am saying again a have tried every option the jetflash recovery tool from transcend does not even recognize my device… so pls help me out…

  94. Dear sir i have same problem with my pen drive ..

    But sir when i connect to PC its show found new hardware.
    but when i open the drive
    of pendrive its show PLZ INSERT A DISK INTO DRIVE H:

    I;ll try above given solution but in DISK MANAGMENT window
    its not show.. plz give me solution what to do..

  95. I am having problem with removable disk E: over a long time (which was used to read my sd card). my laptop dose not read the E: drive the icon is there but it keeps giving me message to insert a disk in to my drive E: when I insert the sd card it tells me to formate it. somebody suggested me to get update KB936825 which I did and I got the message saying “the update does not apply to my system”. I did chkdsk E which did not even show my drive E but when I go through my computer i see E drive…I also followed what you have mentioned now the problem i had was I could see my E drive on the bottom part of the window in those boxes but not on the top part where they say volume and capacity etc….it does not display…I have tried almost everything i came across with.. somebody help pls……………………….

  96. i hope someone from this site, or whoever’s the person who wrote the article kindly add another option because both methods don’t work.

  97. I did all the stuff and it didn’t work and it said no media in the device. Someone help I just want to put music on my phone.

  98. hi friends I’m AmirHossein From IRAN!

    i fixed the problem!!! my mean “PLEASE INSERT A DISK”

    Right Click On MyComputer>Select Manage>Select DiskManagement> Find Your Flash Drive > Please Wait… :)>Right Click On it > Click Format

    I Fixed It with This Way

    if this method not worked try to format with partition magic or Linux OS, Maybe UseFul!!
    sry if this methods cant help you!

    my Flash is Kingmax 4GB

    I Hope 2 Your Flash has Fixed

    With The Best Regard For You

  99. I faced the same problem.
    Detected my pendrive but showed”pls insert disc”
    Disk managemant only can see”DriveG” but no media at there, so i cannot format my flash drive.
    I had DL the recovery software, i selected “4gb” but it cant recognize too…
    my flash is Kingmax 4gb, anyone can help??
    thank you very much…

  100. I have problem my pen drive.It is detect but can not open.if i open time coming insert disk massage
    “Please insert a disk into Removable Disk (F:)” . Disk management driver letter changed but same problem coming.I can see disk management removable disk “no media”.Can I get resolve this problem.Please give me a best solutions

  101. Mr Oglasifwd ,

    Thanks a lot ,this really work for me.
    Refer to your:
    2) Download tool JetFlash Recovery Online from “http://www.transcendusa.com/support/dlcenter/ORT_Software.asp?Link=OnLineRecovery.exe”,

    Best Regards
    Marvin

  102. Mr Oglasifwd downloaded it but it cant detected my flashdrive yet it is in the computer

  103. AmmirHossein that thing only works for u and others .. sorry but in that part not works on me

    mine is sony vaio flash drive 32gb .. so .. now i just need to throw it in the trash and buy a new one/

  104. FULLY WORKING !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    oglasifwd July 16, 2010 at 5:25 pm

    For pending problem as I said check up the Sarv_2k post above. Pasting his post below for those who missed it:

    Hi Friends,

    I believe you guys facing a problem in ur pendrive, hope this will help you.Thanks!!

    1)Please make use of this site “http://www.transcendusa.com/Products/online_recovery_2.asp?LangNo=0″

    All the instruction are present how to repair your pen drive.

    2) Download tool JetFlash Recovery Online from “http://www.transcendusa.com/support/dlcenter/ORT_Software.asp?Link=OnLineRecovery.exe”,

    If you guys have further question pls post ur question me here…i wil reply you.Thanks!!

    THNX MAN

  105. Yep that transcend program works perfectly, lost my data but the USB works fine now

  106. i have inserted a pendrive and removed it…! Even after that my computer displays the REMOVABLE DISK .When i try to open dat its saying “Please Insert a Disk into Drive”. How could i remove the removable disk…..!!!

  107. Hello! I would like to say that the Online Recovery tool is only for Transcend users and does not work on other flash sticks. I have the same problem, and i couldn’t fix it yet. I hope i will find something eventually. My flash pen is a RIDATA 2Gb. If someoene beats me to it please post it here!

  108. I Have Inserted My Usb In to Computer The Option Is Given that Please Insert the Disk In Drive K: kindally tell Me Proper Solution Of THis PROBLUM I Am Very Thank Full To You

  109. I recently bought a 4Gb USB stick and initially it seemed to work fine. However, one day when I plugged it into my laptop, when I tried to access it, it came up saying “Please insert a disk into Drive E:”
    I unplugged it and plugged it in again, and it seemed to load correctly – all the correct messages came up in the baloon on the bottom right hand corner of the screen (i.e. it said “this device is ready to use” etc).
    The light on the USB stick is on, and I can see it in my computer, but I can not access it as it gives me the same error message. I have tried to google this and I have played around with the drivers in device manager, but to no avail. I am using XP Pro (SP2) and usually have no problems with USB devices.

  110. I was not able to find “Change Drive Letter and Paths” as shown in the picture above. Please let me know if there is any other way to sort that problem out.
    Thanks

  111. hey this thing didnt work for me but thanks for the start. the difference i made is right click the unloacated driver then click make partition instead of change driver letter and paths then format it hope it works

  112. my pendrive says in write protection mode when i am trying to copy a file to it,so i had used different methods to solve that problem ,well that problem solved partially but when i am trying to open it pop up a message u want ot format but it is not formating and i observedon thing in properties shows 0 bytes free space and 0bytes used space , how can i solve this problem …….

  113. Hello, my hp v165w doesn’t work.when i try to open it, flashes empty folder for a flash of time and vanishes. it can’t even be formatted,even with the formatting tool.i also tried to format it from DOS and disk management, but it doesn’t help. Shall i dump it?

  114. i have tired i can apply all the methods but it doesnt work please give me some solution

  115. thanks for this tips my 16gb and 8gb now working …. thanks love U wHosanE

  116. Unfortunately when you get this error message, more than likely your flash drive is toast. Changing any settings in windows doesn’t help. It is worth a shot, but don’t get your hopes up.

  117. worked for me. One thing you might be overlooking is if it shows
    “unallocated” you have to right-click and choose “simple ……’ , change drive letter to x,
    and finish wizard. And wait for a couple of seconds to allow it to do its thing.

  118. plz help me out 4m this error ..when i plug pen drive its show ple insert ths disk into drive I…and i follow ur step but it not open …………

  119. sir i am also having a problem with my pendrive which shows error “insert a disk into drive f” can anybody solve it

  120. This keeps popping out when usb is plugged in:
    Windows – No Disk

    Exception processing Message cOOOOO13 parameters 75b6bf7c 4 75b6bf7c 4 75b6bf7c

    Problem: The icon is there in my computers but will not show up in mangement so i can mange it and same problem appears : Plz insert disk into drive when it is already in

    plx help

  121. I had the same problem and it seems to a problem with other USB devices (the mouse in my case) if you unplug these devices the problem is solved.

  122. i tried to change the letter in disk management. but it shows only the default derive’s that is (c, e, f) 3 partitions. non of the additional disk is shown. it is showing that new dis is been connected. can you get me alternate of this 2 methods.

  123. Option one just saved my wife two weeks of work and yo, now I’m the hero and so are you.
    Big Thanks
    keep sharing the love!

  124. Hi, pleas help me,
    I have this HP nx 9010 Laptop and is given me a tough time…
    The problem is shutting down any time i try to install a new OS like XP.
    At the point of installation during which to start windows in that blue screen(that windows is starting Up) then it shutdown the laptop why?
    In-fact, when am able to install too. once a while as i use it, then it shuts down again why?
    please help me.

  125. to sarv_2k
    i just download jetflash.when i opened it,it says no device detected.but i already insert my pendrive..what should i do??plz help me..

  126. Thanks a lot, i tried the 2nd solution and it works successfully:)))
    THANKS

  127. I followed exactly what you said about ‘windows drive error’ and it worked! Thanks a lot.

  128. I had this problem and tried all the fixes to no avail. One piqued my interest as it said the issue was related to a CD/DVD writer, which I (thought) did not have. Turns out I did… I had installed the entire Rimage software suite (no other way load the printer driver according to Rimage Support) in order to be able to use an Everest CD/DVD thermal color printer. In addition to the driver, is also installed writing software for their Producer series of duplicators. Once I uninstalled the software, the problem went away. Uber-specific to my situation, I know… but if I had the issue, perhaps someone else will as well. If none of the other “fixes” help you, search for ANY software that may have access to CD/DVD writing and uninstall.

  129. Thankkkkkkkkkkkkkkks ……….!!!!!!!!!! Sir
    Thank You very much its realy work
    and will be a helpful for me as i m thinking of buying a new pendrive.
    Its realy become a serious problem for me from last 15 days.
    Again ‘THANKS A LOT’

  130. Dear sir,I insert my (500GB) USB hard disc into my PC and any other PC I am
    unable to open it. The message that am prompted with is “insert disk into drive”,please help me.Because , the USB hard disc hv many important data,thank you.

  131. Please i want you to help me when ever i insert a disk in to my drive it still tells me to insert a disk into the drive label.Thanks.

  132. i had the same issue with an mp4, & pressing the reset button fixed the problem

  133. THANK YOU YOU REALLY HELPED, AND SOLVED MY PROBLEM.THANKS AGAIN!!!

  134. Please i want you to help me when ever i insert a disk in to my drive it still tells me to insert a disk into the drive label.Thanks.

  135. I have a similiar problem: XP Pro SP3.

    It neither reads nor writes to the floppy drive.

    I tried to format a floppy disk, purchased formatted, just in case.
    I got this message:

    There is no disk in Drive A:
    Insert a disk and then try again.

    I installed a floppy drive.
    It shows in the BIOS Drive A: 1.44
    It shows in My Computer 3 1/2 Floppy (A:)

    It does not show in Computer Management>Disk Management.

    I have C, D, E, F hard drives.
    I also have CD-ROM O DVD (G:) that show.

    I have the latest BIOS update for the motherboard.

    The motherboard has a floppy controller.
    I put the pink stripe in position 1 on the floppy drive.
    I inserted the power plug.
    I did the reboot.

    I do not have a clue how to have this installation function properly.

  136. I had the identical symptoms installing a floppy drive.

    I decided I would make the computer read the floppy drive by listing it as one of the boot devices. I made it third, after hard drive and CDROM.

    It did! The light lit up.

    Once booted up into Windows XP Pro SP3, I was able to write a .doc to Drive A. I was able to double-click and see what was on the floppy disk.

    In “Computer Managment” I do not see Drive A.

    I say, if the BIOS in your computer allows you to select your device to be added in the boot sequence, maybe this will help.

    NOTE: I had updated the BIOS and I noticed that the new BIOS allows for every sort of device being designated as a boot device.

  137. easy solving problem just folow this steps:

    1- my computer propretis
    2-manage, disk manage
    3-you wil see that your pen drive will not show on the list but will show in the graphics as unused space
    4- right click on it and chose propreties look for something that says create a new partition

  138. Hi dear,
    Thanks a lot it’s working and i am able to use my memory card by following the same procedure.

  139. plz help me when i insert usb device it does not detected. i am unable to access removable devices.

  140. it is not working. when i open the computer management and found my drive, my drive dont even show the partition of its own. how to fix it? sometime, i can open my drive. but now, hardly can open it. i checked through many website already but still cannot. please help me.

  141. thank you soo much! I found your solution very helpful! I dont get the ” drive not ready” error message anymore when I insert my USB …i renamed it as you said..followed the instructions and now its ok! thank you soo much and God bless! I hope you ould help more people like me in the future thanks!!

  142. Dear sir i have same problem with my pen drive ..

    When i open the drive
    of pendrive its show PLZ INSERT A DISK INTO DRIVE H:

    I;ll try above given solution but in DISK MANAGMENT window
    its not show.. plz give me solution what to do..

    DISK MANAGMENT also cannot detect my pen drive
    PLZ Help Me.
    It also shows 0 space free 0 space used
    Plz help me

  143. pls download this software….Super Stick Recovery Tool V1.0.2.19

    it helped mine..

  144. sir when i insert my 4gb pendrive i get an error msg like insert a new disk into :h,then i tried for the above mentioned process,but it doesn’t work for me…..plz give me any other soluiton,,,Regards

  145. Dear sir i have same problem with my pen drive ..

    When i open the drive
    of pendrive its show PLZ INSERT A DISK INTO DRIVE H:

    I;ll try above given solution but in DISK MANAGMENT window
    its not show.. plz give me solution what to do..

    DISK MANAGMENT also cannot detect my pen drive
    PLZ Help Me.
    It also shows 0 space free 0 space used
    Plz help me

  146. Flash drive Icon is displayed in dim color in my computer and when I try to open it the message is “Insert disk in drive f:” , where as I connected the same flash drive in another computer and in my computer it is not visible. Operating system on both the computers is Windows 7. Any body with the solution.

  147. Dear sir,
    having the same prblm some time with my pen drive and some time with my memory card..can’t able to use your trick bcoz my device isn’t detecting in disk management….even after renaming its showing the same error….plz help me out….
    When i open the drive
    of pendrive or if i try to using memory card trough card reader..its show PLZ INSERT A DISK INTO DRIVE H:
    It also always shows 0 space free 0 space used
    Plz help me

  148. help! disk management and recovery tool doesnt work… it cant read the drive size… HELP ME!!

  149. this solution doesn’t works.pls help me very important files inside i need help i will do anything for it pls

  150. i’ve tried but in vain does’nt work it seems the problem is with the hardware part of pendrive which has suffered a rough usage….so buying a new pen drive would only be a plausible solution

  151. I tried all this but no succes..but i find easy solution..click safely remove hardvare (left from clock)then try to enter at usb..it will write not formatted…windows cant format but HP USB Disk Storage Format Tool CAN ..Enjoy

  152. Mine is not usb. i am putting in a memory card and it keeps saying that. what do you do for a memory card? my letter isn’t E. it’s H. can you help me with that? thanks.

  153. Hi All,

    After experiencing this issue all morning I discovered a fix that you can all do that software recovery from Transend failed to do (or changing the mounted drive letter).

    With my Lexar Retrax drive there is a small LED that indicates data transfer/connection. What I noticed is that when inserting the drive fully into the USB port that the LED would not light up. I tried multiple USB ports but the same error continued. Although Windows 7 noticed a device that it didn’t properly mount it despite see it as a storage device (it installed the default drivers which are probably meant for mounting a floppy/diskette drive to a USB port, hence the request to insert a disk).

    Consequently it was inaccessible and the “Please insert a disk” error was shown whenever attempting to access the ‘drive icon – f:’.

    However I did recall from problems with this USB on another computer that it was very sensitive to how far you inserted it into the USB port.

    So carefully I inserted the drive in, millimetre by millimetre until I saw the LED light up. At one point the drive lit up but did not unlit/flash. So starting again millimetre by millimetre I got it in. It gave its customary several flash and bam instantly windows 7 detected it as a Lexar retrax drive and I was back up and running moving the data.

    On a side note this is the lesson you all pay for when you buy a cheap and nasty USB drive.

  154. nope none of th eabove has worked for me still have a 16gb bit of rubbish that detects and says no media

  155. Hi. I have a flash drive that has a Windows error. It worked perfectly until a month or so ago when it suddenly had issues wit every Dell computer I tried it on. It works good as new on Macbooks and such, it just has problems with Dells. I have no idea what to do about this and I am unable to find anything useful on Google. If you could help me it would be so greatly appreciated. Thanks.
    Sarah.

  156. that does not work coz it is not possible for the failed drive occupying the drive letter that is already assigned to the Network to appear in COMPUTER MANAGEMENT.

  157. when i insert my empty DVD into drive , when i open it that will be display “please insert a disk into drive”, i am facing that problem please give me a solution

  158. Can some on please help me please I have a Toshiba laptop and when I press the on button it comes up with:
    Intel (R) Boot Agent Version 4.1.03
    Copyright (C) 1997-2002, Intel Corporation
    PXE-E61: Media Test Failure, check cable
    PXE_-M0F: Exiting Intel Boot Agent.
    Insert system disk in drive.
    Press any key when ready….
    I am not very comp lit, so any one who can help would be much appreciated.

  159. IF CHANGING THE LETTER & REGISTRY FIX DOESN’T WORK, FOLLOW THESE INSTRUCTIONS:
    1. Plug in your USB drive and Right click on my computer and then select ‘Manage’.
    2. Choose ‘Disk Management’ from the left side pane.
    3. Right click on your particular USB drive and select ‘Create partition’.
    4. Choose ‘primary’ , click ‘next’ you will see a format screen, default is FAT32, no need to change.
    5. Complete the format. Done!
    Hope it helps.

  160. I have a 4GB Kingston USB Drive.when i insert in the USB port computer show a Drive That’s Called “Removable Disk” .he shows File System RAW and Free And Usage Space Is Zero bytes.Please Help me.My Contect Number Is 00923016055895 For SMS Contect.

  161. Dear Sir ,
    I have try this solution but problem not solved .please give me another solution.

  162. I had this problem with a buffalo hd-pctu2 ministation.
    The problem was not enough power from the usb hub it was plugged into. When i plugged into a USB port in the motherboard everything worked fine.

  163. it is not working it is saying again to insert drive into disk plz help me………..

  164. NEW SOLUTION! Here is how I ended up getting it to work:

    since I was unable to select the flash drive on the disc manager (was grayed out as unreadable), I changed my dvd to the T drive (anything later in the alphabet would be fine). reboot. then the flash was able to work as the E drive, which was the old dvd’s drive letter.

  165. heyy thanks so much!! it worked very well 🙂 finally i could get rid of those annoying messages 😀

  166. I have the same problem with two Verbatim external hdd, I have tried EVERYTHING and can not get ether of them to run on my p.c, they both run on my laptop fine.

  167. ***SOLUTION***
    If you trying to connect your phone remember to press allow mass storage, it should pop-up on your phone’s screen

    -John

  168. Thank you so much!!! The 2nd method worked even though it took me a while to figure out because I was trying to “Change Drive Letter and Paths” on the incorrect drive!

  169. MY pen drive write protected & shows insert removeble disk error please help.

  170. please insert a disk drive to h I used your method to remove this problem but does’t work while go to the disk management window it doesn’t show the h drive in the list of other drive list
    is there any other option to open the pen drive pls tell me

  171. i try this steps it won’t work please give some other solution please sir

  172. Sir,
    Nothing works. I did all my best, but … still nothing happened. I hope that me and the others who are facing same problem, could have the effective solution.

    -Dan Alfonso

  173. i am using laptop for calculating astrological data using a software. But occasionally, even though the CD is inside, it asks to insert CD. It reads CD when the fan inside is working ! pl help me

  174. i try coping files into my 8gb pen drive but it got a point that it indicated copy not possible i/o device error. can you please give me some help

  175. i try coping files into my 8gb pen drive but it got to a point that it indicated copy not possible i/o device error. can you please give me some help

  176. when i click on pen drive icon I am getting error “K:\ is not accessible incorrect function”. here K is denoting pen drive. I tried above method “changing the drive letter and paths” but it didn’t work. What should I do please help me….

  177. okay..my solution deals with absolutely no technical stuff..all u gotta do is..
    1) Insert a pen-drive that your PC detects
    2) Then insert the pen-drive having the problem

    That’s it..browse and enjoy..

  178. I have vista. Click on “my computer”, it shows drive D for jumpdrive, when inserted into usb I get the same message. Please tell me whats wrong.

  179. This set of instructions assisted me in finding the right answer for making my thumb drive usable again. I would get the “Please insert a disk into the removable disk ()” each time that I clicked on the disk. So I tried the instructions given in this read but the disk partition was not listed nor readable. I was not able to read the disk nor could I follow the instructions because the changing of the drive letter was not an option when I clicked on the disk management. So I decided to use the “Create a new simple volume” option and followed the instructions there. With this option I was finally able to format the disk though it did not save my disk information but it did make my drive readable and usable again. I am happy because I did not have to lose the disk though I lost the information stored in it.

    I thank you for helping me to find the answer to making my drive usable again!

    A. Parker

  180. The drive just says ‘no media’ can you fix it, I can see the properties which says 0 used bytes, 0 free bytes. I can change the drive letter but it does not solve the problem.And in properties not shared the Network Path??????please send

  181. to recover data from transcend pendrive visit transcend site and goto support than down load , click on jet flash on line recovery, select ur pen drive type and recover the data. its really helps.
    thank u transcend.

  182. I have exactly same problem as above and none of the solutions above will work please please help hp8gb badly need the data not fussed about it working again.

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