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Clean or format card error on Olympus XD card

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I was wondering if anyone of you could help me with the following:-

clean or format card error on Olympus XD card

The above started on an Olympus camera stylus 850 SW using a 2 Gb Olympus card. I was viewing the pictures from my card on my pc using a card reader. I was able to see the pictures and whilst the pictures were being transferred to the memory, I was trying to rotate some of the pictures already appeared.
Whilst the pics were being rotated, the process seem to freeze my pc and therefore was oblige to reboot my system.
After that I was not able to see the card from the card reader. Therefore inserted the card in the camera instead and now getting the following message :clean or format card error.

Any help would be graetly appreciated.

Thanks

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  • Anonymous Sep 06, 2008

    my brand new olympus stylus 850 sw did the same thing. i have the olympus xD type M+ 1GB high speed memory card which Olympus says works with this model. it was working fine but today i started getting an error message ... i cannot read the media. i have taken it out, blown on it, put it back in, still nothing. i put the card into the reader slot on my printer, same thing. did you find a solution? if i try to format the card, i am sure i will lose everything on it.

  • div1111 Dec 27, 2008

    I am noy able to retrieve the photos using PC Smart..it says drive 'Busy' and the size is 0 Mb, hence the start recovery button is disabled..any idea how to solve this probelm...i desperately need the pictures in my cam..it is olympus XD card..

  • bijupgrg Jan 26, 2009

    I have same problem with my 1 GB xD card Olympus (Camera M820)

  • shahidhyd Mar 23, 2009

    I am facing Olympus xd 1GB memory card format error, please help me.

  • freonpsandoz Mar 31, 2009

    Don't buy anything that uses xD; it's clearly ****.

  • Sazavar
    Sazavar May 11, 2010

    So you could take pictures, and it would write to the card, prior to the computer freezing up?

  • Anonymous Mar 21, 2014

    olympus sp-620uz - take a picture with or without using memory card picture is taken then when you try to view picture and it has picture error! message and nothing exists

  • Anonymous Mar 21, 2014

    olympus sp-620uz - take a picture with or without memory card and then try to view picture and it has picture error! NOT zoom error message

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Google "Pc inspector smart recovery" and they can recover the files for you, Mine is still in progress so I wont know how much of it is being recovered properly.

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My camara showing error message that clean card or format card,
i have some important photo in memory card so i can,t format the memory card.
while i am connecting with USB cable it,s showing syntex error
help me to retive the thw data..
txs...............

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I tried solution #1 using PC inspector Smart Recover. Worked flawlessly. recovered every single picture on the guard, which is DAMN lucky because they were my college grad pics.

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I have the same problem, i dont want to format my card because i dont want to loose all the photos i have on there (6 months worth of travel) , iv tried smart recovery but it doesnt recognise my memory card( fujji xb) and keeps saying that outlet is "busy" therfore i cant connect, and the start button is disabled! getting desperate!

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Do u download the inspector smart recovery?

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SOURCE: clean or format card error on Olympus XD card

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.

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