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Error99... pls help!!

I own a canon 400d 18-55mm... bought it like 2 weeks back!!! today after i transfered da pics from my camera to my pc and tried formating the card... it wasnt able to do so.!!!
# i tried using another cf card too, but found no result...
the same error 99 wz being displayed!!!
# wen i tried clickin pictures... it showed a note sayin that the cf card needs to be replaced...but wen i tried formatting it showed a note saying turn off and then again turn on... and insert the battery!!! i did but found no result!!!

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Here is a link for further steps to take on Error 99: Canon info

The article refers to the 30D, but the same troubleshooting will work for your camera too

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1. Turn off the camera.
2. Remove the lens, battery, and CF card.
3. Allow the camera to sit without power for approximately 20 minutes.
4. Insert a fully charged battery, and turn on the camera.
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To isolate the cause of the issue, do the following: -

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3. Reattach your lens.
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