Thanks again for all the suggestions. Tonight when I got home from work I tried the two button format again and no luck. I tried it with the 24-85VR and a 50 f/1.4G lenses. I tried different memory cards and no luck. Then I tried my old 50 f/1.4D lens and I got it to work, as a matter of fact it works with all of my AF and AF-D lenses. It seems to have some sort of quirk that prevents it from formating with G lenses attached. Now I'm happy, problem solved! Now to go out and give it a workout to make sure it's free of other issues!