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Note, the Nikon Coolpix S01 does not have a removable memory card. The memory is built in and this formatting error seems to be a common issue with this camera. There is a small reset button under the bottom cover where you plug in the USB data charging cable however pressing this button does not fix the issue that the OP is having.
I was able to get a 'stuck' S01 working by downloading Nikon's View and Capture NX software to my Mac and opening Nikon transfer 2 where I discovered a photo in memory. I downloaded and then erased this picture which appears to be corrupted and this allowed the camera to restart normally.
Then went through the Home screen to settings where I was able to successfully reformat the internal memory. It is entirely possible that hitting the reset button did help to some extent however once the camera was plugged into the computer and this image removed things seem to be working again.
Of note to the other techs answering this question the Coolpix S01 has 9GB of built in non removable memory used to store images, also the battery is built in. There are no user serviceable or removable parts to this camera, only the proprietary USB connection hiding under the cover on the bottom of the camera that terminates in a standard USB plug which can be attached to your charger or computer.
On a Mac the camera does not show up as a logical drive, it is only accessible through Nikon's software which is free to download from their website here, http://downloadcenter.nikonimglib.com/en/products/224/COOLPIX_S01.html
ViewNX won't download pictures from your camera.The best way to download pictures from your camera to your computer involves removing the memory card from the camera and plugging it into a card reader (either built-in to the computer or connected via USB or FireWire). This is likely to be faster than connecting the camera to the computer, and won't run down your camera's batteries.Once the card is plugged in, it will appear to your computer as a removable drive. You can use the operating system's drag&drop facility to copy pictures from the card to the computer's hard drive, the same way you copy any other files. Or you can use any photo cataloging program, such as Nikon Transfer or Picasa.
In the shooting and playback modes, if you're in still mode (not video) then in the lower right corner of the screen is a number in square brackets . This number is a rough estimate of the number of additional pictures you can take before the card fills up. If the card can hold 10,000 or more additional pictures this number will be 9999. In video mode this displays an estimate of the number of additional minutes of video the card can hold.
Solution 1 Card has a protection tab, it could be in the locked position, try moving it. then try in camera.
Solution 2 use a progran like Image Rescue, downloadable from www.lexamedia.com to save images & then re format card