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, you may need a Kingston repairing software if you encounter the following problems:
● Kingston drive is corrupted: USB drive corruption is not rare, espacially if your Kingston pen drive is old. It may become unreadable, can't open a file, and so on.
● The pen drive can't be formatted. Sometimes, you need to format your drive to another file system for adapting different devices. But it fails.
● Then USB drive shows less storage. Your drive may suddenly shows less space than its actual storage.
● Your pen drive is write-protected. When you access to your drive, or open a file, you may receive a error saying it is write-protected, which mean you can't make any changes on the Kinston drive.
These issues can be resulted from different reasons, such as bad sectors, MBR corruption, virus infection. 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”.
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”.
Step 3. Wait for the process to start. When it is finished, click “OK”.
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”.
Step 2. Choose the current OS as the type of MBR. And click “OK”.
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.
● Formatting will delete all your data. you should backup files on the pen drive beforehand.
● Pen drive write protection can be caused by different reasons. You can refer to this page to know more methods to solve it: Solved: The Disk Is Write Protected in Windows 10.
Step 1. Right-click the pen drive, and choose “Format Partition”.
Step 2. In this window, choose a right file system. And click “OK”.
Step 3. Then, click “Apply” and “Proceed” to execute the formatting operation.
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.
/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.
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).