Lost formatting for XD card on my Olympus D-560 camera
The old XD card corrupted on my camera, so i bought a new 2 G XD card. When I insert the card the window opens to Card Setup. I go to Format the card, get ready to say YES and a message tells me "Caution: erasing all." If I say YES a new window says Card Error. If I say no, then the power is shut off. Is is the camera or both cards? IF it is the camera, can I quickly fix it myself or do I need to send the camera in for repairs? Please help!!
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The problem is that the largest xD card that your camera can support is an M or H 512mb card. The 1gb or 2gb cards are not compatible. The firmware in the camera cannot support memory storage with that capacity. The camera came out before those cards did and there no plans to upgrade the camera to allow those types of cards to be supported.
There are most likely some "corrupted" images on your xD card. Very often a card reader "writes" data to the card while transferring or copying images into the computer. When you re-insert the card back into the camera, it doesn't recognize the new data (because it didn't create it), and gives the error, usually requiring a complete formatting be performed. There are also problems if you use a reader to rotate images, then re-install the card in the camera. The best way to accomplish what you were doing is to transfer the images into a folder on your computer, as the camera shot them (don't rotate them first). That way, you haven't altered any data on the card. For now, however, I suggest you format the card in the camera, so you can start with a "clean slate". Good luck.
The problem is that the largest xD card that your camera can support is an M or H 512mb card. The 1gb card is not compatible. The firmware in the camera cannot support memory storage with that capacity. The camera came out before those cards did and there no plans to upgrade the camera to allow those types of cards to be supported.
Is that card compatible with that camera. They make HD (high definition) cards (4gig and above) that will only work with newer camera's. Of course, i am speaking of SD cards. But the XD may have a similar feature. That is the exact error i got when i tried to use an HD card in my 5 year old camera. Try downgrading to a smaller memory card. Also, is that memory card exactly as the one you have had prior to this?
Try formating the card in the Camera twice.
Download PCinspector from www.convar.com
Install this program and run the recovery program with the card in the media slot.
Then back to camera and format,