your experienceThere is no media on the specified device“Error trying to format your USB drive? Many users complained that this error occurred while formatting their USB drive with built-in Windowspart of the discor theUI Format Tool.
One of the affected users said:
I have a Kingston USB drive that doesn't seem to work right, so I decide to completely reformat it. Run Diskpart as administrator and type these commands: list disk > select disk 1 (where 1 is my Kingston drive) > clean. And I have this error:Virtual disk service error, no media in device🇧🇷 It also won't let me run the format command. What should I do to eliminate this problem?
Another user commented:
I tried to reformat my USB drive using HPTool to format USB hard drive storage, but it says there is no media on the specified device. It doesn't even show the total size and free size of the USB. Then I tried two other programs that could reformat the USB, but the other couldn't even see the USB and the other couldn't reformat it. What do I do now?(Video) USB error There is no media in the specified device
If you are one of the affected users getting the same error, then this guide is for you. In this post, we will show you solutions to help you get rid of "There is no media in the specified device" error. Several affected users were able to fix the error with these solutions. And they might work for you too. So let's see the solutions.
What causes the no media error on the specified device?
These are the possible causes of this.There is no media on the specified deviceError:
- This can be due to temporary disturbances, e.g. B. Too many USB controllers connected to your PC, USB port, etc.
- The problem can also be caused by outdated, corrupted or faulty USB drivers. So if the scenario applies, you can try updating or reinstalling the USB device driver to fix the error.
- It can also be caused by bad sectors or file system errors. So, you can try running the Windows built-in disk error checking tool or CHKDSK command to fix file system errors on your USB drive.
- a damagedMaster Boot Record (MBR)could be another reason for the "no media in the specified device" error. Therefore, you can try to repair MBR using the Windows built-in tool to fix the error.
Now that you know the scenarios that can trigger the current error, you can try a suitable solution to fix the error.
USB error: no media in the specified device
See how to fix itUSB error: no media in the specified deviceon your Windows 11/10 computer:
- Try some basic troubleshooting methods.
- Update or reinstall the USB device driver.
- Rebuild MBR.
- Run the Windows built-in hard drive error checking tool.
- Run the CHKDSK command to fix file system errors.
1] Try some basic troubleshooting methods
Before diving into more advanced troubleshooting methods, try some generic solutions. You can try checking your USB with another computer and see if you still get the same error or not. Also, try connecting your flash drive to a different USB port and see if that works for you. If you have several other USB controllers connected to your system, try disconnecting them.
If the error persists, you can try the advanced fixes we discuss below.
2] Update or reinstall USB device drivers
you can tryUpdate your USB device driverand see if it works or not. For some users, this method was able to fix the error and it might work for you too. See how you can do this:
- First press Windows + X and select Device Manager to open the app.
- Now expand the Units dropdown menu option.
- Then right click on your USB device and hit the Update Driver option.
- After that, follow the instructions on the screen to update the driver. Windows will now try to update your USB driver.
- When it is done, try to reconnect your pen drive and check if the error is resolved or not.
If updating the driver doesn't help, tryUninstalling the USB device driverand then reinstall. This might fix the error for you.
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3] Rebuild MBR
This error can be caused by corruptionMaster Boot Record (MBR)🇧🇷 So if the scenario is applicable you can do thisRepair or rebuild MBRUsing the built-in function of Windows. After the process is complete, check if the error has been resolved. If the error is still not resolved, you can try the next possible solution to fix it.
4] Run the Windows built-in hard drive error checking tool
There is no media on the specified deviceThe error can occur when there are errors in the file system,bad sectors, or damage to the storage medium in your USB drive. So, if the scenario applies, you can try to fix the file system errors using the Windows built-in hard drive error checking tool. See how you can do this:
- First,Open Windows ExplorerUse Windows hotkey + E and right-click on the problematic USB drive that is showing the error.
- Now click on theFeaturesoption in the context menu that appears.
- Then switch toTooltab and press the buttonCheckGusto.
- Then check theFix file system errors automaticallymiLook for bad sectors and try to recover themOptions and click the Start button. Or follow the directions they tell you.
- Once all the logical errors, bad sectors or other file system errors on the USB drive are fixed, check if the error is resolved.
If the error persists, go ahead and try the next possible solution.
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5] Run CHKDSK command to fix file system errors
If the above solution doesn't fix the disk errors, you can try running the command line tool calledCheck Disk Utility (CHKDSK)🇧🇷 You only need to enter a specific command to fix disk errors, if any. Here are the steps you can follow:
- First, connect your USB drive to your PC.
- Now start Command Prompt and type the following command in CMD:
chkdsk G: /f /r /x
In the above command, instead ofGRAMSType the letter of your USB drive/stick/SD card.
- After typing the command, press Enter to run the command. It will now look for possible file system errors on your USB drive and try to fix them.
- Once the process is complete, you can restart your computer and check if the “no media in the specified device” error is fixed or not.
I hope this has helped.
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How to fix the problem: No media on the specified device?
If you get the error USB There is no media in the specified device, try connecting the USB device to a different USB port and see if that works. If that doesn't work, try updating the USB device driver or reinstalling the driver. Also, you can repair MBR, fix logical file system errors, or run CHKDSK command to fix the error. We have detailed those fixes above.
- diskpart virtual disk service error,Volume size is too large
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How can I fix my external hard drive with no media?
and youUSB drive shows 0 bytesor out of media, you can try removing the extra USB drives if there are any. Also, you need to make sure that the data is not hidden. You can also try to fix file system errors and repair bad sectors on your USB drive using the CHKDSK command. Also, fix the Master Boot Record (MBR) for the problematic USB flash drive or create a partition in Disk Management. If that doesn't help, try formatting the USB drive to 0 bytes.
Is that! I hope this guide helps you to fix "There is no media in the specified device" error.
Now read:USB drive cannot be formatted in Windows 11.