How to fix the No Disk c0000013 error

The Windows - No Disk c0000013 error message indicates that software is searching for data in an empty disk drive. You can neither close the error window nor shut down your PC. You can turn off your PC only by disconnecting its AC power.

The c0000013 Problem has various causes. For example, it can occur immediately after you insert an Ubuntu installation CD. It can also occur after you install new software, update your Windows operating system, or update security software. This problem also has multiple solutions, not all of which work for all people.

Simplest Solution
For most people, disabling all USB card readers is the simplest solution to the c0000013 problem. Of course, you can later temporarily enable any card reader as needed. For example, to download digital photos you can enable an appropriate card reader, and then disable again it after you have finished using it.

To fix the c0000013 problem by disabling all USB card readers, do the following:
  1. Click on the Start button, click on Settings, and then click on Control Panel to open it.
  2. Double-click on the System icon to display the "System Properties" window.
  3. Click on the Hardware tab to display its page, and the click on the Device Manager button to display its page.
  4. Click on the Disk drive plus sign (+) to list all disk drives.
  5. For each USB disk drive, such as the "Generic - Compact Flash USB Device," do the following:
         a. Right-click on the USB disk drive to display its menu.
         b. Click on Disable to display a confirmation window.
         c. Click on the Yes button to disable the USB card reader (disk drive).

Note: If you need to use any card reader frequently, you need not disable it; simply leave a card in its slot.

Other Solutions
If the above procedure does not fix your c0000013 error, you can try other solutions as detailed in the following websites:

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