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      04-17-2008
Any Software or Command to Format XD Card on a Computer ?
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My XD cards got damaged. When inserted in Olympus brand camera, I
get the error message - CARD ERROR. So, further operations,
including
Re-Formatting these damaged cards in the Camera is not possible.

I understand that these cards are formatted in Fat-12 bits, the same
configuration as is on Floppy disks. I tried to Re-format them, using
a
USB Card Reader on a computer, where USB port is activated even in
DOS mode. The computer was booted from a Floppy disk and I used
the Windows 98 Format command. The cards are readable / Writable
in
Card Readers (DOS Mode - Boot From Floppy) and Windows Mode
(Win 98 or XP). But they are not readable by the Camera.

Is there any Software or a Command Line, which can Re-Format these
XD cards, so that they are readable by the Olympus brand
cameras ?

The cards sizes are: 16 MB, 64 MB and 128 MB


Thanks


Frank Gatta

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      04-17-2008
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> Any Software or Command to Format XD Card on a Computer ?
> ==============================================
>
> My XD cards got damaged. When inserted in Olympus brand camera, I
> get the error message - CARD ERROR. So, further operations,
> including
> Re-Formatting these damaged cards in the Camera is not possible.
>
> I understand that these cards are formatted in Fat-12 bits, the same
> configuration as is on Floppy disks. I tried to Re-format them, using
> a
> USB Card Reader on a computer, where USB port is activated even in
> DOS mode. The computer was booted from a Floppy disk and I used
> the Windows 98 Format command. The cards are readable / Writable
> in
> Card Readers (DOS Mode - Boot From Floppy) and Windows Mode
> (Win 98 or XP). But they are not readable by the Camera.
>
> Is there any Software or a Command Line, which can Re-Format these
> XD cards, so that they are readable by the Olympus brand
> cameras ?
>
> The cards sizes are: 16 MB, 64 MB and 128 MB
>
>
> Thanks
>
>
> Frank Gatta
>
> (E-Mail Removed)
>
> April 17, 2008
>
> .

Where did you hear card was fat12. What format are you using in
computer. If you can read/write the card in the computer I'm not sure
why camera should refuse to format same. I've never had a problem with
CF cards regardless of where formatted. My A95 even seems to work with a
fat32 format on a 256mb card (largest I have). I say seems to since my
test only consisted in taking and reviewing a few shots out of
curiosity. One wouldn't use fat32 on anything less than 512mb.
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> Any Software or Command to Format XD Card on a Computer ?
> ==============================================
>
> My XD cards got damaged. When inserted in Olympus brand camera, I
> get the error message - CARD ERROR. So, further operations,
> including
> Re-Formatting these damaged cards in the Camera is not possible.
>
> I understand that these cards are formatted in Fat-12 bits, the same
> configuration as is on Floppy disks. I tried to Re-format them, using
> a
> USB Card Reader on a computer, where USB port is activated even in
> DOS mode. The computer was booted from a Floppy disk and I used
> the Windows 98 Format command. The cards are readable / Writable
> in
> Card Readers (DOS Mode - Boot From Floppy) and Windows Mode
> (Win 98 or XP). But they are not readable by the Camera.
>
> Is there any Software or a Command Line, which can Re-Format these
> XD cards, so that they are readable by the Olympus brand
> cameras ?
>
> The cards sizes are: 16 MB, 64 MB and 128 MB
>
>
> Thanks
>
>
> Frank Gatta
>
> (E-Mail Removed)
>
> April 17, 2008


Have you looked at the price of memory cards recently? You will find that
Cards are now a tiny fraction of what you would have paid originally. So it
probably isn't worth going to any bother to fix these ones, just dump them.

You will be very hard put to find any of the specialist on-line sellers who
even carry such small cards. The smallest Xd I have seen on line recently is
512Mb for abour 5.

Roy G


 
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      04-18-2008
Roy G wrote:

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> <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
> news:(E-Mail Removed)...
>> Any Software or Command to Format XD Card on a Computer ?
>> ==============================================
>>
>> My XD cards got damaged. When inserted in Olympus brand camera, I get
>> the error message - CARD ERROR. So, further operations, including
>> Re-Formatting these damaged cards in the Camera is not possible.
>>
>> I understand that these cards are formatted in Fat-12 bits, the same
>> configuration as is on Floppy disks. I tried to Re-format them, using a
>> USB Card Reader on a computer, where USB port is activated even in DOS
>> mode. The computer was booted from a Floppy disk and I used the
>> Windows 98 Format command. The cards are readable / Writable in
>> Card Readers (DOS Mode - Boot From Floppy) and Windows Mode (Win 98
>> or XP). But they are not readable by the Camera.
>>
>> Is there any Software or a Command Line, which can Re-Format these
>> XD cards, so that they are readable by the Olympus brand cameras ?
>>
>> The cards sizes are: 16 MB, 64 MB and 128 MB
>>
>>
>> Thanks
>>
>>
>> Frank Gatta
>>
>> (E-Mail Removed)
>>
>> April 17, 2008

>
> Have you looked at the price of memory cards recently? You will find that
> Cards are now a tiny fraction of what you would have paid originally. So
> it probably isn't worth going to any bother to fix these ones, just dump
> them.
>
> You will be very hard put to find any of the specialist on-line sellers
> who even carry such small cards. The smallest Xd I have seen on line
> recently is 512Mb for abour 5.


Not that USB flash drives are memory cards, but I had to laugh the other
day when I saw 128MB thumbs at a *drug store* priced at US $39.99.


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