How To Repair a Corrupted USB Drive or SD Card? Friends, if you have a computer or mobile, then it is obvious that you will definitely use Pen Drive or SD Card. So if your SD Card or Pen drive is ever worn out, then in such condition, we take it very light and we throw it to anywhere. There are lots of Questions you might have seen online forums like “my pen drive is corrupted and unreadable” or “My SD card is not working properly in my phone”.
But if you want, you can repair any such corrupt memory card or pen drive at your home. So In this article, I am going to tell you about a simple method which will help you to repair Corrupted Pen Drive Or SD Card. In most cases, what happens to your SD Card or Pen drive is that it’s File System Corrupts, due to which your computer or mobile can not read it.
(image-1 or 2) When you insert your pen drive or memory card into your computer/mobile & just after if you have some kinds of messages such as: –
- Windows was unable to complete the format.
- There is no disk in drive E, Insert a disk and then try again.
- This disk in drive F is not formatted. Do you want to format it now?
- Installation error, Could not install on USB storage or SD card.
- Device media is write protected.
So when you insert your memory card or pen drive into your mobile or in the computer & if some of the messages come as I mentioned above. So 90% of the chances that your memory card or pen drive has been corrupted. But yo don’t worry this issue is not impossible to remedy.
This can be done easily with a tool, called DiskPart. The utility that we are going to repair pen drive called DiskPart and the best part of the method is that it comes default with Windows. You do not need to install any software separately.
So let us know how you can repair corrupted pen drive Or SD Card without any software, you can repair it just from your computer at home.
How To Repair Corrupted Pen Drive Or SD Card?
I’ve used Windows 10 pro for this Tutorial. (image-3)
- Connect the corrupted pen drive or SD card to your computer.
- Type CMD in the search bar below.
- Now 1st right click on Command Prompt & then click on Run as Administratior. A CMD window will open.
(image-4) After this some kind of interface comes out to you as you can see in image below.
(image-5) Now here you have to put some commands as shown in the image below. And I’m going to tell you all those commands one by one. If your pen drive or SD card is damaged and if you want to fix it then you have to follow all the commands given below.
Follow the below Commands to repair damaged or corrupt SD card or Pendrive:-
CMD No-1 ? diskpart, and then press Enter.
CMD No-2 ? list disk, and press Enter.
After pressing Enter, your computer’s Hard Disk and all the storage devices connected to your computer will be displayed. Now here the Disk 0 means your computer’s Hard Disk and Disk 1 means your Pen Drive or SD Card which you have inserted in your computer.
If you are using more than one Pen Drive or SD Card in your computer, then it can also be Disk 2 and Disk 3.
CMD No-3 ? select disk 1, and press Enter.
As you press Enter, it comes by writing: – Disk 1 is now the selected disk.
As i just told you if you are using more than one memory card or pen drive in your computer So here you have to select the disk very carefully.
Any mistakes during this step may result in the loss of data that you do not want to delete. Otherwise, there are more chances that you may format your internal hard drive.
Pls Note: Here if you select a different disk by mistake, then what disk you select will be formatted. So here you have to work very carefully.
Once you are sure that you have selected the correct drive, move to next command:
CMD No-4 ? clean, and press Enter.
It comes as you press Enter: – Diskpart is successful in cleaning the disk.
Now you have to make a partition here. To create a partition, you have to enter the following command 5 here:-
CMD No-5 ? create partition primary, and press Enter.
It comes as you press enter: – Diskpart succeeded in creating specific partition.
image-6: Now the partition we have created is to make it active. To activate Partition, you must enter the below command 6 here: –
CMD No-6 ? active, and press Enter.
It comes as you type it by pressing: – Diskpart marked the current partition is active.
Now here’s the command 7 to add:
CMD No-7 ? select partition 1, and press Enter.
As soon as press Enter, it comes by writing: – Partition 1 is now the selected partition.
Now you have to format the disk which you need to repair. To format, now you have to type a command 8 here which is the last command: –
CMD No-8 ? format fs = fat32, and press Enter.
We have write fat32 here because all Pen Drives or SD Cards are always format in fat32. You can write NTFS instead of fat32 if you want to carry files larger than 4 gigabytes.
Formatting starts as you press Enter, which takes a lot of time to complete 100%. And also depending on what is the capacity of the Pen Drive or SD card you want to repair? Meaning of how many GB is it. Don’t close the CMD window until the process is finished.
After complete the formatting 100% it will display by writing: – Diskpart Successfully formatted the volume.
As Pen Drive formatted & if your SD card or pen drive automatically open it means you have done all the steps in a right way. Congratulations your memory card or pen drive is now fully formatted. I hope this article helped you a lot & understood How can you Repair Corrupted Pen Drive Or SD Card at your home. You can share this with your friends or relatives. Now you can use it again for data storage.
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