Just bought a Garmin 2720. When I try to load the drivers on my computer for the USB I get an error box that says Invalid Data and aborts the load. I downloaded the newest drivers from Garmin with the same results. Can anyone help me? I think I do not have 2.o USB.
I don't know about the 2720, but the 5xx series is seen by the computer as a mass storage device and requires no additional drivers.
However, it does seems that you do need drivers (after looking around a bit). Did you use the drivers that came with it, or did you download them? I always like to use the ones on the web, they are usually more current.
Download the usb drivers from the below link and try again...
Assume you read the manual, assume you do not need any drivers - plug it into the USB - should hear a tone - go into my computer it should show up as another drive.
If it doesn' show up - unplug the 2720 from the port - go into Accessories on the start menu within the folder should another folder called system tools. Within system tools there is a folder called device manager look under USB - you may find that that an error message in one of the devices - uninstall it or delete the device from the system - restart the computer. Do not connect the 2720 to the usb port.
At this stage I would check the manual to see how it is to show up either reinstalling the software or drivers or you just plug in.
Chances are you do need to install the drivers and you did find an error message in device manager - do not plug the 2720 in the USB until you reinstall the drivers. Hopefully you get a clean install of the drivers - plug in the 2720 - windows will advise that it found new hardware, that it found the drivers and your unit is ready to be used.
If your still having problems, and you are connecting to a USB port on the front of your computer. Try connecting to a USB on the back of your computer. This may not be your problem, but sometimes the front connections do not work as well as the back.
Are you running XP, Win 98, Vista, Mac, etc?
or DOS 6.0? Ha! there is your problem...j/k...lol
I have a 2720 and run XP - no issues, don't need to load any drivers. If you don't have USB 2.0 - no problem, it is backwards compatible with 1.1 - so that is not the problem, it would just be slower.
Which operating system do you have?
Using XP. Still have not found a solution.
in the windows start menu, in the Garmin group, their is a program called gStart - click on this to execute it. It puts an icon in the system tray. Connect your 2720 and turn it on. gStart should detect your 2720. Then run a Garmin program like WebUpdater or POI Loader - with gStart running, these programs should automatically find your 2720.
Let us know?
I don't actually own a GPS device, only stumbled across this site and thread whilst in search of a solution.
I'm having the same USB issue arise when ever I try to attach a new USB device to either the front or back USB ports.
Basicly: Are you still having this issue? If not how did you fix it?
If you are still having the issue, try connecting a USB device that has never been attached to your comp and see what happens.
You Have to have Usb 2.0 Installed On your PC and also You Need to Load The Usb Drivers From Garmin Without Hooking The SP 2720 Up You can Plug the 2720 In after you load the drivers i Have a SP 2720 Also And iM using win xp and win vista premium and have no problems but i do know the drivers wont work with usb 1.0 some people say that it will because its backwards compatible if so yes it would be slower but from my stand point my xp pc had usb 1.1 and i couldn't get the device to work till i put a pci 2.0 usb card in and havent had any problems hope this helps
I have never had a problem with attaching something to the front USB. Nuvi hooked up from the git-go. I think it must be in the computer configuration/brand/OP system.
BTW, I saw in the paper this morning that Dell was now giving buyers the option to go back to WinXP. It seems Vista isn't doing too well.
Of course it isn't doing too well. I read somewhere that the sales of Vista isn't going to be equal with XP until 2010. But remember, XP didnt do as well in the beginning either. It takes time for manufacturers to catch up with current OS.
The bottom line on this is that until corporate America embraces and implements Vista, sales will suffer. The learning curve in a large deployment is just too time consuming also.
Yeah, Vista is a lot different then XP. It almost reminds me of a Mac...I wonder why????? LOL.
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