How to Fix Flash Drive Displaying CD Drive Issue

Due to some internal driver issues, the computer may read the Flash Drive as an empty CD Drive resulting in inaccessibility of the data stored in the drive. In this situation, the computer pops up the message saying “There is no disk in drive H: – Insert a disk and try again” but this situation gets worse when the flash drive has important data in it and is inaccessible.

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Thankfully this situation can be tackled with some simple steps. Repairing the flash drive is not much complicated but, with using the Disk Management Tool and Disk Part through Command Prompt can also help in the Windows operating system.

Here is how to fix flash drive displaying CD drive issue

Before rushing to fix the problem, recover the data from your flash drive recognized as CD Drive in your computer. There is a variety of software products which can help you to recover important data from the flash drive. Hence it must be the first step you should take while seeing the issue. When you are done with recovering the important data from flash drive, proceed to follow these steps.

  1. Connect the flash drive with your computer.
  2. Press Windows + R key combination. It will open the Run Program.
  3. Type diskmgmt.msc in the Run program.
  4. Press the Enter button and open the Disk Management tool.
  5. Right click on the flash drive displaying the CD drive.
  6. Now, select the Format option from the menu.
  7. Go to the Volume label.
  8. There, you need to select the File System (NTFS/FAT32, etc.) and click the Ok button.
  9. Again click Ok.
  10. Now, the operating system will format the flash drive.
  11. If the problem persists, then try to format the flash drive again.
  12. But remember this time to deselect Quick Format option.
  13. Now, proceed to click Ok.
  14. To confirm, click the Ok button again.

You need to wait for a while because the formatting will take time but when the whole process is done, you can simply access your Flash Drive on the computer. Since the flash drive allowing you the access, you can also store the recovered data back in it. Still, there one thing that you should do just after the fix. You can use the CHKDSK Utility so that you can clean up the remains.

Edward Lewis is a self-professed security expert; he has been making the people aware of the security threats. His passion is to write about Cyber security, cryptography, malware, social engineering, internet and new media. He writes for Norton security products at norton.com/setup.


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