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The probable reason for that is that the card is faulty.

I suggest that you try the format function of your camera instead. However, if this works, I would be suspicious of the reliability of the card. I strongly suggest that you fill the card up with stuff (easiest way would be to take a pile of movies) and play them all back, or copy them to your computer. If you get an error, I really think you should save your sanity and throw the card away, but if it works, you have a bit more confidence that it might be OK.
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