Windows 10: USB is showing but can't do anything. says I must insert disk

Discus and support USB is showing but can't do anything. says I must insert disk in Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware to solve the problem; I have a USB drive plugged into my computer. The computer recognizes it, but that is all. When I click on the drive letter, I get the following... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware' started by CindyKoch, Jun 1, 2020.

  1. CindyKoch Win User

    USB is showing but can't do anything. says I must insert disk


    I have a USB drive plugged into my computer. The computer recognizes it, but that is all.
    When I click on the drive letter, I get the following message:
    "Please insert disk into USB Drive F"
    As you can see, it recognizes the drive lettered F, but won't do anything else.
    I have tried going to the Disk Manager and clicking on the F Removable Media, but the only choices I get there are as follows: "Change Drive Letter and Paths"..."Properties"... or "Help"
    Can anyone help me fix the problem so I can access the USB drive?
    I can't format it or anything.
    I would appreciate any help given.

    :)
     
    CindyKoch, Jun 1, 2020
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  2. Usb flash drive, please insert disk into drive error?

    i updated my computer and updated windows as the hardware troubleshooter suggested and that did not work

    i tried diskpart and tried going through disk management as admin it does let me pick to change as the above pics show and i have windows 10 64 bit the usb is a monster digital 16gb usb
     
    LizBowling, Jun 1, 2020
    #2
  3. Riel Alc Win User
    please insert a disc into the usb drive

    Hi,

    It seems that your USB is having an issue. We suggest running Check Disk to find and repair errors in the USB drive. To do so, please follow the steps below:

    • Press Windows key + X and then select Command Prompt (Admin).
    • Copy and paste chkdsk E: /f, then hit Enter.

    Please use chkdsk E: command to check the integrity of your USB drive.

    Note: Change "E:" to the USB drive letter you're using.

    Let us know the result.
     
    Riel Alc, Jun 1, 2020
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  4. seejp Win User

    USB is showing but can't do anything. says I must insert disk

    external hard drive showing up in device management but not disk management

    Hi,

    I recently tried to use a brand new Seagate 2TB External HD, but it is not showing up. It initially showed up, but after I tried reformatting it to exFAT32, it disappeared from the disk management list.

    I then tried:

    • refreshing the disk management list,
    • inserting into a different USB port,
    • re-starting my computer, and
    • uninstalling the device from device manager/letting it refresh,

    I still can't see it. There is no yellow error in the USB controller list.

    I'm on Windows 10.

    Intel i5-3317U @ 1.7GHz

    Any suggestions? Thanks!
     
    seejp, Jun 1, 2020
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