How to Recover Lost Pictures From Fujifilm FinePix AX250 Camera

April 9, 2018

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Fujifilm FinePix AX250 belongs to the company’s A-series which has made point-and-shoot digital photography affordable, easy and convenient. The AX250 is based around a 14.0 megapixel sensor, Fujinon-branded 5X optical zoom lens and 2.7 inch LCD monitor. The AX250 allows you to capture everyday moments in the form of beautiful and crisp pictures. The user-friendly camera stores data in Secure Digital (SD) cards including the SDHC cards. If these cards give you the advantage of clicking countless moments, they have some limitations as well. The pictures clicked from your AX250 can become inaccessible if these cards develop a technical glitch. But, most of the glitches can be resolved by formatting the card in your AX250 camera. However, to retrieve images and videos you must use an appropriate backup. In case the backup is not available, AX250 data can still be recovered using a camera recovery software.

Sample this: You have returned from a marvelous family trip. When you try and load the memory card in your AX250 camera to view the pictures from the trip, you may come across the following error:

“Card not initialized”

The eruption of the sudden error can be a bolt from blue as you won’t be able to view and share pictures and videos stored on the SD card of your AX250 camera. Soon after the error, the memory card becomes non-operational and you can’t even click or store new data on to it.


The above error, which renders your data inaccessible, can erupt in the following cases:

1.The internal memory is not formatted

2.The memory card contacts require cleaning

Any of the above causes can be taken into account for the abrupt occurrence of the error.


Follow the below listed workarounds in order to make the card reusable and functional:

1.Format the internal memory of the camera

2.Clean the contacts with a soft, dry cloth. If the message is repeated, format the memory card

Since formatting erases the data stored on the memory card of your AX250 camera, you should instantly go for a backup in order to restore lost images and videos. As mentioned earlier, in the absence of a valid backup, AX250 users can still retrieve their lost data using a third-party camera recovery software. These utilities work wonders and extract data in the original form.


  • Shahzad Shahzad April 9, 2018 at 10:37 pm

    Great video. But I need to know here. My laptop has one c drive and it don't allow to shrink it. As it says then I won't be able to bring it back to original state if crashed. I need to make 4 partitions. And if next time I wanna reinstall windows. I don't wanna loose my data in those drives. Possible?

  • lokesh loki April 9, 2018 at 10:37 pm

    i have a doubt? if we restores the laptop, it formats all drives c d e f, r not?

  • Ankit Govind April 9, 2018 at 10:37 pm

    Thank you for the video.. it helped me a lot..May u please tell – did u cloned the hard drive ex.system files, recovery partition to your new external hard drive, if so then what was in the drive named windows 7 x64(was it vaccant?)
    and how did u started the boot in new laptop(by another windows cd or the same hard drive)?
    please answer ……

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  • Adriano Ferré April 9, 2018 at 10:37 pm

    como se hace no entiendo mucho

  • Tristin Storm April 9, 2018 at 10:37 pm

    Good stuff bud I hope you're still monitoring this channel I might have a few questions but I think this is exactly what I'm looking for I was given a dead hp touch smart sleekbook with a bricked HDD most of the partitions were toast but the recovery was intacted bought the new 500 gig HDD but it's blank and hp is a real pain in the azz when it comes to getting operating systems or drivers so I'm hoping this works I'll let you know.

  • Testing This April 9, 2018 at 10:37 pm

    impressive my friend, i had a notebook from neighborhood. and your tutorial helped me out great :))) he destroyed every partition except recovery. thnx a lot

  • forest reflection April 9, 2018 at 10:37 pm

    My problem with my Compaq cq57 is that it has the bsod reading unmountable boot volume all I did was do a disk check before this happened after it was done in didn't restart so I turned the laptop off now I'm in this mess no recovery options work and the recovery disk I purchased frezzes on the windows background screen even the recovery options frezzes and there is no option in bios for me to turn data into I'd I'm lost and I need help

  • iiike April 9, 2018 at 10:37 pm

    I'm 15 and I need to wipe clean my HP Compaq laptop because it's painstakingly slow; I have no Windows installation disc, no extra drives except System (C:) and Recovery (R:) and I can't create a system repair disc OR a system image. I'm losing my sanity in this strenuous process, please help me!

  • Remi April 9, 2018 at 10:37 pm

    I'm using a Windows 10 and I'm lost 🙁

  • Pragnesh Patel April 9, 2018 at 10:37 pm

    hey, i am hp pavilion dv6 user … my problem is that i formatted original OS in my pc…. but i have recovery partition in my pc …..can i factory reset and get my original OS ? Please help me

  • Romareo Bromfield April 9, 2018 at 10:37 pm

    hey I need your help.. I have a HP omni 120 1134.. I happened to have reprogrammed the machine but now I'd like to go back to the factory settings. I have a HP recovery partition and tried your method but I have multiple .wim files in the preload folder so I'm stuck and don't know what to do.. please assist

  • Yuvan Gupta April 9, 2018 at 10:37 pm

    Hey Clayton,
    Weirdly I cannot find base.wim file in my pc. I have tried freecommander + searched the whole computer, but still i cannot locate base.wim. Can you help me out?

  • Clayton Olson April 9, 2018 at 10:37 pm

    +Gaming Moderer Logan Are you trying to restore your computer? You didn't really give enough info to be helped. Describe what you are trying to do in detail and I'll see if I'm able to help!

  • I am using a Windows 8.1 and I don't know how to access "Computer Management." I would appreciate some help on that.

  • C Ulibarri April 9, 2018 at 10:37 pm

    What do you do if you want to restore the image to drive C:. Does not sound feasible to format drive C: and copy the image to it if you do not have windows on drive C: running to use GImageX to transfer the image. I'm other words what is the process to do this on the same drive, not a new one? Ghanks

  • Alias Siamak April 9, 2018 at 10:37 pm

    i tried the unchecked the hide protected operation system file my recovery drive dose not show anything…

  • NO^DICKHILL April 9, 2018 at 10:37 pm

    Thank you so much for this video!!

    I have struggled for over a week to get my Pavilion dv7 working again after the HDD died, and then it turns out to be this simple!
    I have tried everything with Ubuntu and ddrescue, testdisk, gparted, etc., to get it boot the recovery partition.
    However, it has not succeeded yet, as it now just writes "A disk read error occurred" when i press F11.
    I accidentally destroyed the "SYSTEM" partition on the old HDD, while transferring the partition to the new HDD, by typing the wrong partition name.

    But by doing what you say, I've finally got it booted as it used to, when using the recovery partition!

    Now i just have to wait for my new 500GB HDD to arrive, so i can start over, since the 120GB i used for testing isn't enough.

  • printer003 April 9, 2018 at 10:37 pm

    My CQ50 is stuck on FINALIZING FILE RESTORE (loading screen) for hours. Overnight and still on that screen. Any ideas out there?

  • Clayton Olson April 9, 2018 at 10:37 pm

    Hi Leven, as long as the recovery partition hadn't been wiped out or tampered with at all, then my method would work for you! I put it works out! Please leave a message letting me and everyone else know how it goes!

  • Le Van Canh April 9, 2018 at 10:37 pm

    Hi, my HP is working very slowly currently. I have a partition named Recovery but since I re-installed a new OS on it before so HP recovery manager no longer works. Will this method work? Will all other partitions be wiped out if I use this method? (F11 doesn't work either). Thank you very much!! 🙂

  • Clayton Olson April 9, 2018 at 10:37 pm

    Hi Edward (Bonczak). I don't think there is a way to repair the recovery partition itself if it has errors. My video assumes that you have a functioning recovery partition, but no recovery USB, CD's, or DVD's. I wish I could give you a better answer than that, but unfortunately I cannot.

  • Reds DDD April 9, 2018 at 10:37 pm

    hi, how to repair oryginal recovery partion?

  • F Byrum April 9, 2018 at 10:37 pm

    I am unable to find HPCD.SYS or hpdrcu.prc on my drive's Recovery partition from HP. Any other techniques.
    My Windows recovery assistant says the Recovery partition has been deleted and can't be used for a factory
    restore. Is there any way to try to repair that now that I've done a restore from the files within by these manual

  • Keith Wiely April 9, 2018 at 10:37 pm

    A fine video.

    How are you able to format the C: drive with the laptop running having booted up from the C: drive? I am trying to place new system copy onto a 2nd drive which is a clone of the Drive 0 booting the computer. HP won't let me see the 4 partitions on the Drive 1 clone to format. But I used diskparted and formated it. But I can't copy using Gimagex because it can't see my Drive 1. So I guess I'm back to trying to format Drive 0 C: while the computer is running on that Drive 0.  Help is appreciated.

  • Clayton Olson April 9, 2018 at 10:37 pm

    Hey Nigel, I'm so glad my tutorial was able to help you fix your laptop. I just knew that when I figured out how to do this, I had to share it!!! Take care!

  • Nigel Carey April 9, 2018 at 10:37 pm

    Thanks for the video. I had a failing HDD with no recovery media and your guide was a great help in transferring the recovery image onto a new drive.

  • Clayton Olson April 9, 2018 at 10:37 pm

    Hi John, Sorry this reply has taken me so long! The disc I used was just a regular windows 7 install disc.On the toshiba laptop restore video I made, which was the first video. All I had was the restore partition files. When I did this video, I did the tutorial with the thought that I didn't have anything but the restore files and it worked perfectly. Not exactly the same steps, but not too far off. As far as vista is concerned. If it's on an HP laptop, it could very well be the same procedure, I'm not sure as I have never used Vista for more than a week. I ran from it like the plague!
    Take care,

  • John De Baptist April 9, 2018 at 10:37 pm

    Clayton – I understand most of the video, and thanks. But the final boot process you use a win 7 disc to start laptop after hd install – What disc is that one? You said the process can be used when no recovery media is available? Also – how would the process differ with vista? Thanks, John E.

  • Clayton Olson April 9, 2018 at 10:37 pm

    Thanks for the kind words Warren! i am so glad this video has helped you out! Take care! Clayton

  • Warren Purcell April 9, 2018 at 10:37 pm

    One of the best U-tube clips I have seen. Great explanation-thanks for posting this as I am sure lots of other users will benefit.


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