By Dylan / Last Updated April 7, 2020

When need to repair Kingston pen drive?

A pen drive, also known as USB flash drive, is a portable data storage device. You can store tons of data on it and use it on any working computer. And Kingston is a very popular pen drive supplier because of its affordable price and high capacity. But after long-term use, your USB might become malfunctioning due to one of the following reasons:

● The pen drive is infected with virus.
● There are some bad sectors.
● The MBR of USB is corrupted.
● Your pen drive is write-protected.

No matter what reason caused your Kingston pen drive unserviceable, you can refer to the following content to find a way to repair your Kingston pen drive.

Best Kingston pen drive tool to fix your (Kingston) pen drive

In order to fix your USB pen drive, here, we highly recommend a great Kingston pen drive repair tool-AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard. It is an all-in-one convenient tool that provides several functions to fix pen drive. And it is compatible with Windows 10/8/8.1/7 operating system. This article will walk you through each of these repairing methods.

Best Pen Drive Repair Tool-AOMEI Partition Assistant

Repair USB flash drive and SD card, support most of USB brands, such as Kingston, SanDisk, Samsung, etc.


Method 1. Check and fix USB partition error

Step 1. Insert your Kingston USB to your computer. And download, install and launch it, right-click the USB flash drive, and select “Advanced” > “Check partition”.

Check Partition

Step 2. In this window, you would choose a check method. Here, we choose the first one to check partition and fix error by using chkdsd.exe. Then click “OK”.

Check Partition And Fix Errors

Step 3. Wait for the process to start. When it is finished, click “OK”.

Check Partition For Errors Completed

Tip: You can also right-click the pen drive, and choose Surface Test to check the USB pen drive.

Method 2. Rebuild MBR of pen drive

Master Boot Record (MBR) reserves the partition table for your USB and contains boot information for the boot drive. A corrupted MBR can make your pen drive inaccessible. If your boot drive’s MBR damaged, you will meet some boot issues like “the system not found”. The USB repair tool-AOMEI Partition Assistant can solve this problem.

Step 1. Right-click the Kingston pen drive, and click “Rebuild MBR”.

Rebuild Data Disk Mbr

Step 2. Choose the current OS as the type of MBR. And click “OK”.

Choose Mbr Type

Step 3. Then, you will back to the main interface, and click “Apply” on the left top, and click “Proceed” to start the operation.


Method 3. Remove write protection by formatting

A corrupted file system can bring about a write protection issue. So if the file system is corrupted, you may encounter an error message that the disk is write-protected when you are trying to write data in a Kingston USB flash drive. And you can format the USB with Kingston pen drive repair utility to remove write protection.

Warning: Formatting will delete all your data. you should backup files on the pen drive beforehand.

Step 1. Right-click the pen drive, and choose “Format Partition”.

Format Ntfs Partition 30gb

Step 2. In this window, choose a right file system. And click “OK”.

Select Ntfs 30gb

Step 3. Then, click “Apply” and “Proceed” to execute the formatting operation.

Apply Proceed 30gb

Other ways to repair Kingston pen drive

Many users may prefer to use Command Prompt to repair Pen drive. Here we provide 2 additional methods to repair Kingston pen drive.

1. Repair Kingston pen drive by "chkdsk" command

Step 1. Connect your Kingston pen drive to computer and press"Win + R" to open Command Prompt.

Step 2. Press chkdsk [drive letter]: /f /r /x on ther Command Prompt.

Chkdsk Check Error


  • /f – to check and fix error on the dive.

  • /r – to locate bad sectors and recover readable information.

  • /x – to force a dismount of the dive.

Step 3. Now, hit "Y" to confirm repair command.

2. Repair pen drive by attribute "read-only" command

Step 1. Open Command Prompt as mentioned above, and type "diskpart" and press Enter.

Step 2. Type "list disk" and hit Enter. the information of all disks will be showed on the computer.

Step 3. Type "select disk n" (n is the drive letter of your disk).

Step 4. And type "attribute disk clear readonly" and hit Enter.

Attributes Disk Clear Readonly

After that, your pen drive should be repaired.


As you see, AOMEI Partition Assistant is a great Kingston pen drive repair tool. Those methods are also applied to repair other brands of USB like SanDisk, HP, Toshiba, Sony, etc. And with the three methods, I hope you can repair your USB drive.

Besides, if you upgrade to Professional Edition, you can use more functions like aligning partition, extending system partition, changing file system without formatting (NTFS to FAT32).