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Install the memory card in the device and hook the device up to the computer with the USB cable. Go into my computer and the memory card should show up as a removable storage device. Right click on it with you mouse and select format from the drop down menu. If your computer has a card reader slot on it for your memory card you can just plug it in that slot and repeat the process above. You can also buy an external usb memory card reader for under 10 bucks and also use the same process. Formating the card will prepare it so that you can save files on it. Formating will also erase anything on the card so make sure you save anything you need on it before you format it. If you need more help feel free to cotact me an I will help you more for free but I think I aswered your question as fully as possible with every way you can format a Memory card. Please take the time to rate this fixya. If you need more help feel free to ask me any questions you have.
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It seems that your memory card is infected with the virus which restricts you from formatting,
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