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How To Repair Your Corrupted Memory Card/USB Hard Drive


Sometimes due to viruses and improper ejection of USB drives leads to the corruption. You can now easily repair your corrupted memory card/USB hard drive using the discussed method below. Follow the full article to know about it.

How To Repair Your Corrupted Memory Card/USB Hard Drive

The method is based on an uncomplicated command prompt trick that will force format your external drive, and then you can use it smoothly and error-free. However, note that this will delete all your files from USB pen drive and if you have any important data, then use the recovery tool to restore these data before implementing this method. So just follow the simple steps that I have discussed below.

#1 Using Troubleshooter 


Well, troubleshooter is the best way to short out any kind of Hardware problem. You just need to ‘TroubleShooting’ in the start menu and then under ‘Hardware and sound’ select the option ‘Configure a device’ and follow on screen instruction to sort out any problem regarding USB device or other hardware.

#2 Updating USB Driver

If Windows failed to read your USB drive then outdated drivers might be another reason. Well, sometimes updating the device driver could fix any existing problem. Here’s how you can update the device drivers

Step 1. First of all, you need to open the RUN box and then type in devmgmt.msc. It will open up the Device Manager.


Step 2. Now you need to expand the Universal Serial Bus Controllers. Here you will see the corrupted or unrecognized USB devices as ‘Unknown Devices’

 Step 3. Right click on the ‘Unknown Devices’ and then you will see the option of Update Driver, click on that.

 Now if you needed an necessary update it will let you know. Simply update it and it will fix any existing problem.

#3 Changing the Drive Letter

Sometimes your computer is unable to assign the drive letter to your storage media this might be the reason the files on it can’t be accessed. Therefore, make sure your drive has a letter, or you need to assign the drive letter to your device. Here’s how you can fix your pen drive or memory card by assigning a correct drive letter.

Step 1. You need to connect your storage media to your PC. Now you need to right click on My computer and then click on “Manage.”


Step 2. Now you need to click on “Disk Management”


Step 3. Now you need to right click on your storage media and then select the option “Change Drive Letters and Paths.”



Step 4. Now you need to choose a drive letter from the drop-down menu and then click Ok.


 So above is all about Repair Corrupted Memory Card/USB Hard Drive. By this straightforward method, you can repair any external hard drive. Hope you like the discussion, don’t forget to share it with your friends and leave a comment below if you have any related queries.
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