Card Error (Card wiped on PC)

Discussion in 'Digital Cameras' started by R. Murphy, Oct 11, 2005.

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    R. Murphy Guest

    Hi there -

    I've accidentally deleted jpegs from my XD card while downloading to my PC
    using the card reader (instead of downloading via Camera) - Silly me!

    Now of course the camera, when switched on, wants to reformat the card - but
    when I attempt to do so I get "Card Error"

    Anyone know of a clever piece of software - or a technique for formatting
    the card so the camera can understand it? - don't want to scrap the card if
    I can help it!

    Tech details are: Olympus C350 Zoom, using an XD card

    Thanks in advance for your help and advice
    R. Murphy, Oct 11, 2005
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    Juan Hanglow Guest
    Juan Hanglow, Oct 11, 2005
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    traction Guest

    What sort of 'Format is it... Is it a quick Format, which just marks files
    as 'vacant' sectors, ( and so could fail if there's a sector problem) or a
    full Format. If its full, and it fails- chances are the card is duff, and
    Also are you trying NTFS or what are the stats for the format.
    Try to format it in a camera, which is a little more robust usually , and if
    that fails, bin it, its likely to U/S.
    traction, Oct 11, 2005
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    Juan Hanglow Guest

    you failed to READ the post...............
    Juan Hanglow, Oct 11, 2005
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    Ron Hunter Guest

    Well, it looks like you messed up something. It is usually not
    recommended that you format a card from a computer as some cameras won't
    like the card after that. Since xD cards are pretty much Olympus
    proprietary, I don't have any experience with them. If the card is
    under warranty, exchange it, and restrict yourself to deleting picture
    files from the camera in the future.
    Ron Hunter, Oct 12, 2005
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    R. Murphy Guest

    Precisely why I use the card reader - unfortunately all too easy to do a
    "Move" instead of a "Copy"!

    Olympus do not have a utility as far as I could tell from their
    downloads/FAQs etc.

    - anyone else have any knowledge of e.g. free-standing software.?
    R. Murphy, Oct 13, 2005
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    Ron Hunter Guest

    I often use a card reader, and Windows Explorer for transfering
    pictures, and I don't see how you find it easy to 'move', rather than
    'copy'. The default is to copy from one medium to the other, and you
    have to hold down a key to change this function. Just pay attention to
    what you are doing.
    Ron Hunter, Oct 14, 2005
  8. Have you ever had to recover files from your backups?

    David J Taylor, Oct 14, 2005
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    R. Murphy Guest

    What on earth has all this to do with my original query?

    "David J Taylor"
    R. Murphy, Oct 14, 2005
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