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Disk is not fomatted


When i connect my camera to my computer is saying disk in drive e is not formatted.
Can i format without loosing the pictures i have already on the camera.

Thanks Elaine

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Re: Disk is not fomatted

Ended up deleting the pictures and then i was told that boots now have a machine which can fix this problem too late for me though

Posted on Jun 29, 2008

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Re: Disk is not fomatted

I suggest you get a card readet for the computer and not connect camera to computer.

Posted on Jun 24, 2008

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