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From what I see of the specifications for the NV-GS25, it uses SD cards. Your 4GB card is actually an SDHC card, which is electronically incompatible and will not work in devices not designed for SDHC cards. You need to use SD cards, 2GB and smaller.
The IXUS 50 works with MMC and SD cards. Your new 4GB card is actually an SDHC card. While it fits into the slot, it is electronically incompatible and will not work. You need to use SD cards, 2GB and smaller.
Your model camera can only use up to a 2GB standard SD cards, and not 4GB or higher SDHC cards. There are several other possible causes for "memory card locked", "memory card error", or "no memory card". The most common is trying to use a 4GB or higher SDHC card with an older camera made before the SDHC format came out. Others include problems with the tiny slide switch on the side of the card, or the electrical contact switch internal to the camera. The problem may also arise from simple formatting problems if the card has never been formatted in the camera (note that this will also erase the card). Troubleshooting tips for this problem may be found at this link.
SD vs SDHC is a question I get alot. First let me explain your issue. Unless your CARD READER is rated for SDHC chances are its an older model and cant handle the card, even with driver updates. You will need to check the manufacturers website of the device you are using as a reader to see if there are newer drivers. If its a laptop go to the manufacturers page and and be sure and choose Windows XP as your OS. Ok, now to the difference. SD cards are called solid state memory. The internal workings of each hasnt changed much except that the SD card used standard file formatting that was understandable in Windows XP and earlier operating systems. the SDHC (HC stands for High Capacity) uses the same architecture in teh card but changes the way data is stored and read that enables it to hold more data on same size device. (note architecture means design of card type not inside guts) Thus your system and Operating system may not be capable of addressing the new coding and file system changes on teh SDHC cards. Many older cameras (2008 and before) dont recognize SDHC cards either. Good news is they make an SD card (plain) in a 4 gig and you may be able to replace yours at the retailer with teh correct one needed (unless you bought via ebay or other method) Yours is a good question and is often asked, so dont feel bad in anyway. Just look at it this way.. you learned the lesson recently when the pricing between the two is about the same.. I learned the lesson 2 years ago when an SDHC cost about 80$ compared to 19 $ for a normal SD... SMILE!
Your camera was designed (2004) and manufactured (mostly 2005) before current generation SDHC cards became available. It will therefore be incompatible at the basic hardware level. There were some non-standard SDHC cards around in 2006 but your camera was never designed for those either.
Stick to regular SD cards, in theory your camera can handle 4GB maximum but the design team wouldn't have been able to certify compliance with that size of card as they also weren't available at the time. To be safe, stick regular SD cards with a 2GB maximum capacity.
Sorry there's no way for you to use your SDHC with your present camera but at least I hop that I've prevented you from wasting time and money on buying another incorrect memory card.
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Try the card in your computer using a SDHC card reader to see if it will read your picture files. If that doesn't work then you'll have to shop for data recovery software on line. Ontrack Data Recovery is a very reputable recovery company. They offer recovery services by sending them your card or by purchasing their do-it-yourself software.