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“Card is not formatted” Error in Digital Camera and Photo Recovery

Date Added: September 01, 2008 01:48:05 PM
Author: allen sood
Category: Photographers: Digital Photography

Sometimes when you attempt to start your digital camera, it may refuse to start and you may receive the following error message with blue screen:“Card is not formatted. Do you want to format it now?” This problem will not allow starting the camera and seeing the pictures. When you insert another card in your camera, it works just fine. It shows that the problem is with the card only.


This problem occurs when the File System Table of your memory card is corrupted. It could get corrupted due to virus attack or accidental switch off of the camera. It is the worst scenario of photo loss which could occur to any digital camera user at any point of time. For accessing your pictures, it is extremely important to fix this issue.


The best possible solution of this problem is to apply photo recovery software on the affected card. Purchase good photo recovery software and install it on your computer and attach your defected card to the computer and run the picture recovery. This is the best solution to take, but sometimes you may find that when you attach your affected memory card to your computer, the system doesn’t detect the card and it just freezes. This is the situation where you can’t apply the photo recovery software on your affected card as your computer doesn’t detect the card. In such circumstances, you need to first format the card using your digital camera as computer doesn’t detect the card. After formatting the card, your computer will easily detect the card and you would be able to apply photo recovery software on the same and get your photo recovered.

Photo recovery softwares are the third party applications specially designed to recover your lost photos from memory cards, hard drives, USB drives and many other storage media in all possible situations of photo loss. These picture recovery software are fairly easy to use and don’t require any sound technical knowledge.

Stellar Phoenix Photo Recovery software is the sophisticated and robust photo recovery software which is recommended to ensure complete picture recovery. This is an easy to use and the most influential photo recovery software, capable of recovering pictures from all kinds of memory cards, digital cameras, hard drives and all other storage media. This picture recovery software is available in two different forms usable with Macintosh and Windows operating systems. Inclusive scanning algorithms are used by this photo recovery software to extract all the data from inaccessible storage media or device.

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