Can't format sd card

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Powershot sx540 HS - new camera and Sandisk 32 GB sd card purchased yesterday. Turned on camera first time and got "memory card error". After researching the error message I tried to format the card but format is not available in the menu.
 

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+2.......Hello and welcome.....
 
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Put card into card reader and into computer. Windows makes the alert sound when reader plugged in, but card not showing up in windows explorer.
 
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Do any other cards show up using the same reader? If so, your card is bad.
Yes! Thanks very much! Going to return the sd card for a new one. I'll bring the camera with me to try out new card right then and there! Unfortunately I missed a spectacular sunset, which was going to be the very first photo on my new camera. :'(
 

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This is why you always have more than one card.
Agreed I have 8x class 10 SD cards in total, all 64GB, then again I do shoot lots of images mostly wildlife :) and my cameras all have 2 SD slots

Les :)
 

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