I have been using a new mini-cd in my camera. I look at the photos that I took using the camera to view them. No problem. When I went to download to my computer (without finalizing--something I have had not trouble with in the past), I came up with the error code C:13:01 and the flashing message "Format Error." Now I can't see the pics on the disk using the camera. Whenever I turn it on, I now get the same message and code. I tried opening the mini-cd in my laptop (running Windows XP) but it does not see anything on the disk--which is what I would expect, not having finalized the disk. After viewing the shots successfully, all I did was turn the camera off then plug it into my laptop using the USB cord and turn it on. That's when the problem surfaced.
Any ideas what happened? Have I lost the existing pictures? If I initialize the disk again, will I lose what is already on it and unfinalized?
If you can find software to read UDF (universal disk format) you may be able to recover your pix.
Whatever you do -- DO NOT reinitialize or finalize the disk. Your existing pix will certainly be lost if you do.
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Depending on what format you took the pictures in you may need to load the image editing software that camecame with the camera in order to view your photos and convert them to jpeg so your computer recognizes them. Check the settings on your camera and make sure it is set to jpeg not raw.
Sounds like the card is failing - try recovering the images with a free software package - Google will find you lots - then Format or discard the card. Format in the camera - NEVER format using a computer
Did your friend use the "safely remove hardware" function when removing your card from her computer? That could corrupt your card if she didn't. Try this...take your card to a store like Walmart that has a Kodak picture kiosk. They can usually read everything on a card. There, you can print the pics or even make a cd of them. Afterwards, format your card in your camera.
I had/have the same problem using L200 and SDHC memory card, called Samsung. Can't view certain pictures on camera or computer, camera freezes when viewing those certain pictures, green light flashing.
Samsung support told me that I needed to copy my (good) pictures to a computer first because a memory format will erase everything. Then format (menu->settings->format->yes) my memory card. Tried this just now and took some new pictures, so far so good.
the c:13:01 is the error code. I was researching this same thing on my camera. It 'magically' fixes itself after anywhere from 1 minute (turn off, count to 20 and turn back on)to 1 month later. This time, I lost photo-ops with my kids and their cousins. Apparently, this is a loose connector - see link- and you can fix it by 1) smacking your camera around a little (no joke, this knocks the connector back, for a little while or 2) sending it to Sony for repair (about $350) or 3) follow this guy's suggestions and fix yourself. I haven't lost any actual photos, except the first time when this happened. Since then, I've put the CD in the computer and I've been able to pull off the pics. Can't use the CD again though, even if it's not full. The camera must mark the CD somehow to avoid overlaying photos(?). Anyway, here's the link and good luck :) http://www.pechorin.com/m/2003/07/12/SONY_C1301_ERROR-202719-43.html
I've had some errors on my discs. What I've found is after you finalize them, if there is still room on the disc you can initialize then and use the empty space still on them. This can also fix some error, and I don't know why.