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Camera JVC Everio GZ-MG130U says it needs to format hard drive

My camara says

Needs to format hardisk drive
Do you want to format Drive?
All Data will be erased.


I keep putting cancel because I havent been able to backup my files and I dont want to lose them. I connect the camera to my PC and it beeps as if it recognizes the camera, but it does not show that the camera is connected. The software program does not recognize the camera either, so I cant backup. When I hook up the camera to the pc, the lcd screen on the camera does ask if I want to playback, backup, etc, and then I push an option and it shows the screen that says USB to PC or whatever, but then nothing after that. My baby was just born and all of my videos of her on on the camera...priceless videos!! Please help me!

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  • Raied Dec 30, 2008

    I had the error message that I must format the disk as well

    ****Never do that before backing up your files, or you'll lose them forever***

    here is my experience:
    At first, I wasn't even able to get the camera to connect to the pc.

    --> what I did then is switching to the still-image mode

    there is a chance that the files management problem is in the video folder in the camera hard-drive.

    if that's the case you will be able to access the video folder from the PC, when you choose playback on PC option

    here are the steps:
    1- switch to still-image mode.
    2- connect the USB cable.
    3- turn on the camera.
    4- choose "playback on PC".

    Hopefully, you will be able to see something on your PC.

    Good Luck



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