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How to Fix – There Is No Disk in the Drive Please Insert a Disk into Drive

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According to Google searching results 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 similar error message. In this article, There  are a few solutions that may be helpful to solve no disk error Windows 7/8/10.

Issue: Possible Causes for two major reasons that may cause No disk in drive error

  1. Don’t have removable disk in the removable disk drive.
  2. Removable drive such as lomega Zip drive configured as drive letter C.


Effectively fix this error and make drive and devices to work normally and recognized by PC again as follow:

Method 1: Change drive letter

Like what I have mentioned in the above content, if the drive letter C is assigned to another removable disk, “there is no disk in the drive” issue can also appear.

To resolve no disk in drive error Windows7/8/10, change the drive letter assignment for the removable drive to any letter other than C. You can try as follow steps:

First of all, you may consider employing Disk Management to do this, which is safe and commonly used.

Please note: Insert a removable disk before you open the computer. Then log on to the computer as Administrator.

  1. Right-click on This PC/My Computer > Manage > Disk Management;
  2. Right-click on removable device or partition you want to change > 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 your PC and shall have removed the no disk in the drive error by then.

In addition to using Disk Management utility, third-party partition manager software is a good choice for you to reset drive letter.

Method 2: Disable Unused Drive in Device Manager

  1. Press Win + R to open Run dialog, then type: devmgmt.msc and click OK;
    2. In the Device Manager window, expand Disk Drives > find Removable drive (external hard drive, USB or SD card) and right click on it > Select Disable;

Immediately you will receive a message saying “Disabling this device will cause it to stop functioning. Do you really want to disable it?” At this time, click “Yes”.
3. After rebooting you can check out whether this issue is solved or not.

Method 3: Check Disk Errors

It is not impossible that some disk errors can also bring this error. Luckily, Try to use MiniTool Partition Wizard Free for easily have a check for the removable disk and fix some errors.

Check File System

In the main interface of MiniTool Partition Wizard Free, find the removable disk that keeps reporting no disk in the drive error and chooses “Check File System” from the action panel.

In the pop-up window, select an option to check the file Here we recommend choosing “check & fix detected errors”.

Finally, click the “Start” button and wait for MiniTool Partition Wizard to finish.

Check Bad Sectors

Also, you may wonder if there are some bad sectors on the hard drive, leading to no disk error Windows 7/8/10. Here MiniTool Partition Wizard Free can make detection of a disk andpartition for sector errors. After the test completes, a report will be produced.

  1. Select the removable disk which you suspect the existence of bad sectors and choose “Surface Test” from the action panel.
  2. In the pop-up window, click “Start Now” and this partition manager will start scanning every sector of the selected hard drive, checking for bad sectors. For hard disk errors, they will be marked with red blocks.

When the scanning is finished, you know the health condition of your disk and whether you need to replace the hard drive. If there are bad sectors on the removable disk, you should seek for professional aid to shield these sectors. If you intend to abandon this disk, data rescue should be the first concern.

That’s all I want to say about how to fix “there is no disk in the drive” errors. Hope you all can fix this error successfully when we met!

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