I have no idea what just happened, but I tried formatting again with the camera, and now it reads it. It says it's fine. But....I took it out, put it in the computer to see if Windows would read it, and it did, took it out and put it back into the camera, and now I have a card error again. I'll try formatting this again right now using the camera:
I press the button menu and go to card operations
then scroll down to format, it warns me I'll erase everything, I go ok
says "now formatting", then returns me back to card operations screen
I turn it off, then turn it on to take a picture or something, and the very first thing that comes up is "Card Error".
So what I did next was try to put it back in the computer. Windows tells me "The drive is not formatted, do you want to format it now?". If I click no, I can't access it. I click yes, I have two options, FAT or FAT 32. I chose FAT 32 this time. It's formats fine, the folder pops up empty. I put it into the camera, Card Error. I choose to format it again with the cam, it does. I power it back on, and this time, no Card Error. I even took a picture with it this time. There are 3 folders on it now. DCIM leads to either 120Canon which contains my picture, or CANONMSC which contains a Tmp file.
So now that I'm done copying that, I take the card out of the computer and put it back into the camera, and surprise, Card Error is the first thing that comes up.
I'm very sorry for the long winded, novel like response here. Any suggestions next? Thanks a lot.