5 Ways To Fix You Need To Format The Disk Before You Can Use It

We store Maximum of our data in computer storage but whenever we need to copy that data from one to another we use portable storage devices like pen drive or SD card.

Also transferring the Huge amount of data through the internet is not that easy in that case also we use these portable storage devices.

These are part of our daily lives, but sometimes a Bug occurs in them when we connect it to our system a pop-up appears that says “You need to format the disk before you can use it“.

You Need to format the disk before you can use it
you need to format the disk before you can use it

The Data inside that Drive might be important for us.

I personally have faced this issue many times and thought others might also be facing the same.

To get rid out of this issue here I’m going to share a few methods by following which you can solve this issue and also save the Data if important.

You Need To Format The Disk Before You Can Use It

Read the Full article carefully, I’m going to share 5 methods to format the Drive and also a way to get Backup of the Data inside it.

To fix all the problems, we have to follow these Methods

1. Remove Bad Sector

Firstly you have to connect your pen drive to check the error.

Now go to the window search box and type cmd open it as an Administrator.

In this method, you have to type Command chkdsk space and type your drive letter then type: /R ( R is for checking bad sector in the drive) and then press enter. ex chkdsk E: /R

chkdsk

2. Error Checking

  • Firstly you have to connect your pen drive to check the error.
  • Now go to the window search box and type cmd open it as an Administrator.
  • In this method, You Have to type Command chkdsk space and type your drive letter in my case it is E then add: and then/F (F is for check error in the drive) and then press enter.
chkdsk f

3. Updating Driver

Updating drivers with driver booster

After trying these methods, check once your sd card or pen drive. I hope the problem will be solved. Will not.

Then You should try the next method. For this method, we know that sometimes our driver will be outdated and it’s terrible for our drive, so you have to update your driver by using my recommended software.

After installing software, you have to open it and scan the drive of the computer, and after completing the scan, it shows the outdated drive and recommends updating it.

Main-interface-of-driver-booster

Now you can directly update all of this drive using this software. Now I hope your problem was solved. It will be fixed by using this software.

Update drive without using Software

Now in this method, I’m going to tell you How to update your drive without using any. Software This is the easiest method for knowing that you have to follow some most natural steps which are given below.

Firstly go to the device manager and click right on it.

device manager

Now you have to find a Universal Serial Bus Controllers. And click on it.

device manager

Now you can see a USB mass storage device. You have to update it.

updating driver of sandisk
  • It will be done by using software or without software.

4. Change Drive Letter

This is the last method I’m going to tell you. How to change a drive letter? It can also solve your problem without using any software. To get this trick you have to read carefully these steps which are given below.

Just click on the windows key and search for the disk management option or create and format hard disk partitons

create and format

Now select your drive letter and path of drive.

disk management

Change your drive letter

change drive letter

Now select other drive letter

changing drive letter

Now I hope your problem has been solved by using these tricks if the problem is not fixed after using this all method so please comment on me on an inbox and I will tell you how to fix it.

So guys sometimes we don’t lose our data in this same problem How to solve the issue of formatting drive without losing data? It’s an sd card or pen drive format problem Now I’m going to tell you about that So you have to read carefully the article which is given below.

5. Fix Without Formatting

So guys in my upper article I share five methods to solve problems which occur when we connect our sd card or pen drive to a computer “you need to format the disk before you can use it”  So if you get this error message, must read the full article to solve this problem without losing your data.

So read carefully this article to get the solution. I’m going to tell you a trick to fix this problem. So without wasting time let’s start.

In this trick firstly we will recover all the partitions of the targeted memory card or pen drive by scanning, then we will copy all the data into the computer and format the disk.

After all, we will return all data from the computer into the pen drive or sd card by doing this, that error will be fixed and you will not lose your data. “You need to format your disk before you can use it” error will be fixed.

Find and mount Method

  • Firstly, you need to connect your targeted sd card or pen drive to your computer.
  • Now you have to download find and mount software.
  • Now simply open the Software and select and click right choose “Scan”. Here you get three options.
find and mount
  1. Intellectual Scan.
  2. Normal Scan.
  3. Throughout Scan.
select method of scan
  • Now if you want to recover all files then you have to select Throughout Scan.
  • Let it completely up to 100%. After formatting, you will get a partition.
partition found
  • Now select Mount as this partition and select any letter from these and click “OK”.
  • Finally, all files appear Here and after selecting files copy all data and paste it at the desired location of your computer. 
  • Now format your sd card or pen drive. And now you are able to return all the data.

You need to format the disk before you can use it FAQs:

How can I fix you need to format the disk before you can use it?

To fix this problem you can try this solution
1.Changing drive letter
2.Update outdated mass storage drivers
3. Use find and mount software
4.Error check on your disk
5. Use chkdsk command

How to fix error “you need to format the disk in drive”?

To fix this problem you have to take the help of Command form. Open command form and type “chkdsk G:/f and hit enter. (change g with your drive letter)
Now, wait for the process to finish. It starts checking and repairing disk error and damaged files of the external storage devices.

I hope your problem you need to format the disk before you can use it was fixed if not then do let me know in the comment section.

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  1. Jayendra Sinh Rajput
    Jayendra Sinh Rajput

    I hope your problem was fixed if not let me know!

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