SanDisk USB Repair Tool Free Download for Windows 10, 8, 7
Here comes a reliable and powerful SanDisk USB repair tool which help you to repair corrupted SanDisk USB flash drives with ease.
“I have a problem with my 32GB SanDisk USB flash drive. It was accidentally removed before 'shutdown"; now it is kind of damaged and not recognized by my Windows computer. The data on it is insignificant, but, if possible, I'd like to keep it. I had another flash drive with the same symptoms and ended up junking it. Don't want to do that again!!! So is there a reliable SanDisk USB repair tool to fix such damaged USB drive? Thank you.”
Before you try to fix damaged USB drives, looking through major causes behind this issue and the main symptoms can help mitigate future storage-related issues.
What causes SanDisk USB damage:
>>Unplug USB drive without selecting “safely remove hardware and eject media”.
>>The USB drive gets infected by virus or malware.
>>There are some bad sectors on the USB drive.
>>USB partition table or MBR is damaged.
>>Remove USB drive abruptly during data writing process.
Main symptoms you will find:
☹SanDisk USB flash drive is not formatting: when you connect SanDisk USB drive with computer, the message “You need to format the disk in the Drive before you can use it. Do you want to format it now?” pops out.
☹SanDisk USB drive shows Write Protected error: when you receive error “Disk is write protected”, you will be unable to access, copy or move any data saved on the SanDisk USB drive.
☹SanDisk USB drive shows RAW file system: when the USB drive is in RAW file system, not a standard or recognizable file system for Windows, you will lose accessibility to all data on SanDisk USB drives.
Besides the most common three symptoms, you might also receive an error message: USB device not recognized. No matter which situation you are now stuck in, a SanDisk USB drive repair tool can save you a lot of work in making your corrupted USB flash drive workable again.
Among all the available USB repair utilities, AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard is worth trying most. It is free and compatible with 32bit and 64bit of Windows 10/8/7/XP/Vista. It can not only repair SanDisk USB drive, but also fix other branded USB devices. It provides four methods to help repair damaged USB flash drive. Keep reading for more details.
Repair SanDisk USB drive via different methods. Also support other
USB brands, such as Kingston, HP, Samsung, etc.
To check errors on the USB drive and fix them correspondingly, some users prefer to run CHKDSK commands (chkdsk g: /f /r /x) in Command Prompt window. If you are not good at such stuff or meet the error “CHKDSK is not available for RAW drives”, you can switch to AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard.
1. Download the freeware, install and run it on Windows computer. Right click the USB drive and select “Advanced”> “Check Partition”.
2. Here, you can choose the first method to both check and fix found errors on the selected partition. If it is a RAW drive, you can only choose the third method.
3. Then wait for the process to be finished.
Besides checking partition, AOMEI Partition Assistant can also help check an entire disk status to prevent potential disk failure.
1. Right-click the USB drive and select “Surface Test” from the drop-down list.
2. Tick “Quick Check” and click “Start” to check whether there are any bad sectors on the disk.
MBR is a boot sector and located at the very beginning of the computer’s hard disk. When it gets damaged, the USB drive probably won't be recognized suddenly. In such case, you can rebuild MBR via AOMEI Partition Assistant.
1. Right-click the USB drive and select “Rebuild MBR”.
2. Choose a proper MBR type for your current operating system, and click “OK”.
3. Back to the main interface, click “Apply” and "Proceed" to start rebuilding the MBR.
If you don’t get satisfying result from the last three solutions, you might have to format the corrupted SanDisk USB drive. If Windows cannot format USB successfully since the SanDisk USB is read only or RAW, you can switch to AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard as well.
1. Right-click the USB drive and choose “Format Partition”.
2. In this window, select a proper file system according to your actual needs and click “OK”.
3. Click “Apply” in the top left corner to execute the pending operation.
This formatting process will help you remove write protection from the USB drive if it is caused by corrupted file system. If the damaged USB drive is set into write protection mode by accident in Command Prompt window, then you need to remove read only attribute using command line.
With this great SanDisk USB repair tool, you can easily repair damaged USB flash drive, pen drive or SD card in Windows 10/8/7. If you upgrade to AOMEI Partition Assistant Professional, you can enjoy more advanced functions like restoring deleted partition, convert system disk between MBR and GPT without losing data, extending boot drive without reboot.