Having problems with your Sony Alpha DSLR-A100 Digital Camera ?

I have a brand new Lexar platnium 2 8gb cf card. When I insert to my sony a100, the camera ask if I would like to format the mem card. I click yes and the the camera reads "unable to use card" can you please help??

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The card may be locked, Does it have a tiny switch on the side set to the locked position?
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