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Format Error code C:13:01

I have been using a new mini-cd in my camera. I look at the photos that I took using the camera to view them. No problem. When I went to download to my computer (without finalizing--something I have had not trouble with in the past), I came up with the error code C:13:01 and the flashing message "Format Error." Now I can't see the pics on the disk using the camera. Whenever I turn it on, I now get the same message and code. I tried opening the mini-cd in my laptop (running Windows XP) but it does not see anything on the disk--which is what I would expect, not having finalized the disk. After viewing the shots successfully, all I did was turn the camera off then plug it into my laptop using the USB cord and turn it on. That's when the problem surfaced. Any ideas what happened? Have I lost the existing pictures? If I initialize the disk again, will I lose what is already on it and unfinalized? Thanks.

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If you can find software to read UDF (universal disk format) you may be able to recover your pix. Whatever you do -- DO NOT reinitialize or finalize the disk. Your existing pix will certainly be lost if you do.

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