How to Fix an Unformattable and Unusable USB Drive?

If you have a USB that has stopped working and does not show any signs of life do not throw it away just jet.

Hello and welcome to another great tutorial on errortools.com, today we will explore how to bring back to life dead USB memories.

Detect a Corrupted  Drive:

If your computer is still able to detect your USB drive, you might want to know if it’s been corrupted. Select the Properties of the drive folder and check the device status. If it says This device is working properly this USB drive is worth saving. There’s no need to worry if you can’t see the USB drive folder.

Erase the USB Drive with Diskpart Tool

Press ⊞ WINDOWS + X top open start menu and choose Command prompt (admin)

Type diskpart and press ENTER

Type in list disk and press ENTER

Locate your USB drive by size and type in select disk#, where # is the number of removable disks.

Reallocate the USB Drive Volume

Press ⊞ WINDOWS + R to open the run dialog and type in diskmgmt.msc

Select the USB drive and Right-click on it and select create simple volume. It will lead to a new simple volume wizard window.

Once you click next, you can specify the volume size for the pen drive. Select the maximum volume, which is shown as a default unit in MB.

As soon as you see the next step, select assign drive letter which will help you view your pen drive once again.

Format the partition in the next step. This may be just an extra step because you have already wiped the data clean. But it is always better to be sure.

Click Finish to complete the new simple volume wizard which will now be allocated to the USB drive.

After you reallocate the unallocated USB drive space, you will be able to view the USB drive storage once again.

Congratulations, you have just fixed an Unformattable and Unusable USB Drive in Windows 10 all by yourself. If you would like to read more helpful articles and tips about various software and hardware visit errortools.com daily.

Now that’s how you fix the Unformattable and Unusable USB Drive in Windows 10 on a computer. On the other hand, if your computer is going through some system-related issues that have to get fixed, there is a one-click solution known as Restoro you could check out to resolve them.

This program is a useful tool that could repair corrupted registries and optimize your PC’s overall performance. Aside from that, it also cleans out your computer for any junk or corrupted files that help you eliminate any unwanted files from your system. This is basically a solution that’s within your grasp with just a click. It’s easy to use as it is user-friendly. For a complete set of instructions in downloading and using it, refer to the steps below

Perform a full system scan using Restoro. To do so, follow the instructions below.

  1. Download and install Restoro from the official site.
  2. Once the installation process is completed, run Restoro to perform a full system scan.
    restoro application screen
  3. After the scan is completed click the “Start Repair” button.
    restoro application screen
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