USB drives are known with various names such as pen drive, memory stick, thumb drive etc. It is a data storage device which uses flash memory.
Due to the very nature of USB’s, they are subject to a number of data transfer processes. Hence, chance of corruption and damage is more leading to errors. Outdated drivers, software conflicts between OS and USB drives, unstable USB controllers are other reasons for USB errors such as ‘Please insert a disk into removable disk’. Other common error messages are -
These error messages occur due to various reasons. If the error is the result of a simple issue, using a different USB port or updating Windows will help solve the issue. However, in other cases, software may be required to resolve complex issues. Both manual and software methods are explained in this article.
Method #1. Steps to troubleshoot USB errors manually:
1. Different USB port
Plug in your USB device to a different USB port and check if it helps.
2. Reinstall drivers
Press Windows + X, go to Computer Management and click on Device Manager. Then select Universal Serial Bus Controllers. Double click on the device and click Uninstall. Then restart your system and connect USB again.
Assign a new drive letter to USB drive
This will change the drive letter associated with your USB, helping is easy identification.
Method #2: Chkdsk command
If troubleshooting hardware does not work, you can try using Chkdsk command to repair a corrupt hard drive.
If the manual methods do not help fix the error, your USB is severely corrupted. In such cases, you need a professional tool like Remo Recover to recover data.
Method #3. Recover data from USB Drive using Remo recover Software
Remo Recover is designed to recover data from USB’s, internal and external hard drives, memory cards and other storage devices. It supports various file systems such as FAT 16, FAT32, NTFS and RAID partitions. You can recover files from inaccessible and RAW partitions as well. The software can be used with various brands of USB’s like Kingston, SanDisk, HP, Transcend etc.
Two advanced features of Remo Recover are "Preview" and "Save Recovery Session" option. Preview feature allows you to preview the files before recovery. Save Recovery Session allows you to save and resume recovery session at a later time.
Download and install Remo Recover Software on your system. Then connect USB drive to your system and follow the simple steps explained below:
Note: Using the demo version of the software you can preview the files. However, in order to save your files, you need a licensed version.