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Old Jan 24, 2004, 3:01 PM   #1
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Default Olympus xD card suddenly "Write-Protected"

Help! I was loading my ski trip pictures into my Windows XP Pro laptop, when, after renaming the folder, I lost all the photos. In addition, when I put the memory card back in the Stylus 400, the error screen "Write-Protected" came up, and I can do nothing with this card anymore. Efforts to try and figure out a way on my computer to eliminate the write protection come up empty. I used a different xD card, took a picture, and it loaded up fine in both the camera and my laptop, so there is definitely something going on with this card. Any ideas?????
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Old Feb 17, 2004, 5:37 PM   #2
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Hi, Sorry, but same happened to me and I haven't been able to do anything.
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Old Feb 25, 2004, 8:56 AM   #3
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WinXP default formats over 32MB flash media FAT32. Select FAT16 (default for flash media eg.CF,SD) when formatting with WinXP. Please keep us updated.
PNY Compact Flash FAQ:
9) I run Windows XP, does it matter if I format my CF card in FAT 12, 16 or 32 ?

By default, Windows XP will format any CompactFlash card having a capacity greater than 32MB with the FAT32 format. Most digital cameras use the FAT (FAT16 & FAT12) format and can not operate with a FAT32 formatted card. Either format your CompactFlash card in your camera or select FAT file system to format your CompactFlash card with a Windows XP PC.

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