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Format Disc Error

I have never had to format the disc before. When I tried to use my camera last weekend it kept coming up to format the disc. Can you tell me how to fix this and if I select to format the disc will it delete any pictures I have on it?

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Try a new preformatted disc, if this wont boot, your drive is stuffed, you may be able to format this disc in the camera but then it wont load in your computer, so its not much good, cost of repair will exceed cam value. dump it

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