Has anyone else had this symptom? When I attach my 755T to my new ASUS notebook running Vista Home Premium 64 Bit, I get a dialog that reads "Do you want to scan and fix Garmin nuvi (H:)? There might be a problem with some files on this device or disc. This can happen if you remove the device or disc before all files have been written to it."
The choices are "Scan and fix (recommended)" or "Continue without scanning". I pick "Continue without scanning" because I know the Nuvi is OK. It then mounts OK and I can run WebUpdater without problems. But when I unmount it with the "Safely remove hardware" dialog, the Nuvi doesn't boot into navigation mode like it should. I have to disconnect the USB cable to get it into Navigation mode even after I have run the "Safely remove hardware" dialog.
I am pretty sure this is a Vista or USB problem on the notebook. I can connect to either of my Windows XP machines with the same Nuvi and USB cable and it works like it should.
Does anyone here know a solution to this?
Just keep doing what you're doing. It's a Windows being Windows thing.
But when I unmount it with the "Safely remove hardware" dialog, the Nuvi doesn't boot into navigation mode like it should. I have to disconnect the USB cable to get it into Navigation mode even after I have run the "Safely remove hardware" dialog.
There is nothing wrong here. The Nuvi will not boot into nav mode with the USB cable connected, so what you experienced is the proper procedure.
Is this the NUVI drive or the SD card slot?
I'm dealind with a Nuvi 750 not a 755 but when use the "safely remove hardware" on an XP Pro system, what happends depends on the position of the power switch. If the switch is in screen lock positin it boots to navigation mode with the screen locked. Otherwise, it simply powere off.
It is the Nuvi drive. I do have a SD card in the Nuvi and that drive mounts correctly (without error).
This same Garmin and USB cable boots into navigation mode when dismounted on either of my XP machines. So I think this is an anomoly of either Vista 64 bit or the the USB interfaces/drivers on the Asus notebook.
Always get the same message here on the SD card (Vista X64)... asks me if I want to 'scan and fix'. If I scan or don't scan, it always comes back the next time it is attached.
I just ignore it, had a thumb drive that Vista also claimed had a 'problem' but it worked fine whether I scanned it or not.
Just a point of information. The Nuvi WILL boot into navigation mode if you run the "Safely Remove Hardware" procedure on Win XP. At least my 750 does.
It's all in Pin X, Pin X dictates what mode the GPSr will be in when plugged into the USB port.
Don't defrag solid state memory.
Okay, I won't.
You're right. I just check my 750 and it no longer boots up in navigation mode after running "Safely Remove...." One of the firmware updates must have removed that feature. I know that just after I bought the unit it would because I've done it. Too bad, that could be a useful feature.
Just unplug the gps from the cable, then when it says loading maps plug it back in.
These are hot swappable devices and do not have to safely remove hardware from Windows, just pull the USB cable and your are done.
Does it work the same on a Mac?? Thanks always
I may be a little late to the game here, but you mentioned that your computer is new. Since this is the case, are you sure that you're at least updated to Service Pack 1 (SP1) for Vista 64-bit? Run Windows Update and check every box (unless you sincerely feel you don't need that update). I run 64-bit Home Premium on my desktop and 32-bit on my laptop and have had absolutely no issues with my nüvi 205W. Good luck.
... are you sure that you're at least updated to Service Pack 1 (SP1) for Vista 64-bit? Run Windows Update and check every box (unless you sincerely feel you don't need that update).
Thanks for the suggestion; but I have run all the latest Microsoft patches. I don't really mind the "Scan and fix" dialog. It is easy to just bypass that. But I do wish it would boot into navigation mode like it does on XP when you do the "Safely remove hardware."
I decided to put in a follow up in case anyone stumbles across this old post. Both of these problems have been resolved. The Vista "Scan and Fix" error stopped appearing after I updated to the 2010 maps. I doubt if the map had anything to do with it, but writing the new file to the nuvi must have fixed whatever Vista was complaining about.
The second problem where "Safely remove hardware" no longer takes the nuvi into navigation mode has been resolved thanks to a suggestion from WAASup on another thread in this forum. If you right click on the nuvi drive and select "Eject" (Vista Start menu, then Computer) instead of using "Safely remove hardware", the nuvi will go into navigation mode with the USB cable still attached and charging.
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