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Repair the Error Disk in drive X: is not Formatted Do you want to format it now?

The disk in drive X: (drive letter)  is not formatted. Do you want to format it now? When this problem occur don’t click “yes” immediately, try to double check the removable drive.

Remove it and try to plug in to another USB Port or in another computer. If the same trouble appears, you need to format the usb drive to be usable again.

Remember if you format any removable storage, all the files on it will be deleted. There are also some programs that can recover data in your deleted or formatted drive.

The disk is not formatted error occur when the removable storage is not properly removed or unplug to computer and it is also an indication of near end of its life.

To fix the problem, perform the following:

Computer Management

1st Option:

1. Start, Right Click Computer
2. Click Manage, the computer management menu will open
3. Under Storage, Click Disk Management
4. Computer Management,
5. Find and Click your USB drive letter
7. Right click on it
8. Select Format
9. At format settings select fat32 and deselect Perform Format
10. Click ok

2nd Option:

You can also go to computer right click your USB Flash drive letter, format, unchecked the Quick Format process under format options and click start or okay.

Disk Format Options
Wait until the format process will be completed. A “format complete” will appear once its done.

If the format fails,  an error message “Windows was unable to complete the format” (Check this article).  This kind of error is an indication of the memory card (micro SD, SD card, M2, Memory Stick, etc.) or usb flash drive failure.

1 Comment

  • Mobile App Developers 6 years ago

    very informative post for me as I am always looking for new content that can help me and my knowledge grow better.

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