When you start the computer, you may receive an error message which reads “there is no disk in the drive, please insert a disk into drive”, as shown below:
According to Microsoft, this error appears if one of the cases is true:
You have a removable drive configured as drive letter C.
You do not have a removable disk in the removable disk drive.
In short, this error comes from a removable disk. By reading the error message carefully, you will be able to confirm which removable disk is arousing the issue.
Kind reminds: the removable disk here includes external hard drives, USB drives, floppy disk drives, optical drives and USB multi-card readers.
In this post, we show you how to fix “there is no disk in the drive” issue.
Solution 1. Restart PC
Usually, this error message occurs when an application is trying to scan all the hard drives connected. And if a removable disk is removed from PC without informing the operating system, the application will pop-up such error message. In this situation, you can totally spend several minutes, restart your PC and then check if the error disappears.
Solution 2. Edit Registry
More users rate it highly to edit the registry to disable “there is no disk in the drive” error. To be honest, we do not know what bad effect this operation will bring. But if something happens, you should perform the reversion.
Press Win + R keys to call out the Run box. Then type “regedit” and press OK. Allow the user account control when you encounter.
Follow this path to reach the ErrorMode key:
Now focus on the right panel. Double click the ErrorMode key and change the value data from 0 to 2. In addition, change the Base option from “Hexadecimal” to “Decimal”. Finally, press “OK” to save this change.
Exit Registry Editor and check if “there is no disk in the drive” issue persists. If yes, continue reading the next one.
Solution 3. Change Drive Letter
Microsoft explains that the error message can be caused by wrong drive letter C:, so you may just go to Disk Management and have a check. In case the drive letter C: is taken by one of the partitions on a removable disk, you can right-click on it, follow “Change Drive Letter and Path” feature from the context menu and assign another letter to it. You can also use MiniTool Partition Wizard Free to do this job. Both are OK.
Above are the 3 solutions we suggest to fix no disk in drive error Windows 10. However, if all of them do not help, you can go to Fix “There Is No Disk in the Drive Please Insert a Disk into Drive” where more solutions are presented.