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Windows wants to scan and fix my 1490T

 

All of a sudden now when I plug my 1490T into my Windows 7 computer i get a screen pop up on the computer that says that Windows wants to "scan and fix" my Garmin drive - also saying that there "may" be something wrong with some of the files on the drive.

There is also an option to ignore and not scan - which is what I am doing.

The Garmin seems to work perfectly - I think. And I know that when Windows says it wants to "fix" files that is another way of saying that Windows is going to delete files.

I do have a backup of the drive but I am really hesitant to play around with this and overwrite the Garmin with the backup.

Anyone else ever get this.

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Garmin 1490T and Tom Tom In-Dash Eclipse II

Don't Let Windows scan it.

It has not happened on my 1490 yet. But, it does happen regularly on my USB flash drives or external hard drives. I have never let Windows scan any of these devices, almost all USB drives are acting normally next time I use them or after reboot.

keep windows off

Don't let Windows ever scan and "fix" garmin. As Windows never runs diagnostics with info what it thinks is wrong but is just "fixing" it may cause your garmin to stop working. Just ignore this message and don't let windows to mess with garmin. If device works fine than "fixing" it may only make it worse.

"Fix"

I get the same thing every time I plug-in a memory card, connect my cameras or my Garmin. Once I let it "fix" one of my memory cards. It scanned the card and reported that it found "No Problem". I unplugged the card and re-connected it. GOT THE SAME MESSAGE.

I have looked and looked but I can't find any way to turn the "Feature" off. If any of one out there knows how, I sure would like for you to post it!

Disable Auto Play

Robert1775 wrote:

All of a sudden now when I plug my 1490T into my Windows 7 computer i get a screen pop up on the computer that says that Windows wants to "scan and fix" my Garmin drive - also saying that there "may" be something wrong with some of the files on the drive.

There is also an option to ignore and not scan - which is what I am doing.

The Garmin seems to work perfectly - I think. And I know that when Windows says it wants to "fix" files that is another way of saying that Windows is going to delete files.

I do have a backup of the drive but I am really hesitant to play around with this and overwrite the Garmin with the backup.

Anyone else ever get this.

You can disable autoplay in Windows to stop this actionInsturtions at this site:
http://www.recipester.org/Recipe:Disable_Auto_Play_in_Window...

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Nuvi 765T

My 765T did this

After a hard reset, this happened on my 765T... Windows complained about a 'scan and fix' every time I hooked it up to the computer. I eventually let it 'fix' the Nuvi, didn't notice any difference after that (it just didn't nag me again).

I would strongly suggest you back up your GPS if you haven't already. While this probably won't do any harm, better to be safe.

Larry

This issue

This issue is normally caused by pulling the USB cable out of the Nuvi or PC instead of using the recommended method of ejecting the GPS which is to use the "safely remove hardware" feature in Windows. Simply pulling out a flash drive or memory card from your computer instead of "ejecting" it through Windows can cause this same message to appear every time you insert one of these devices as well.

I have found with the NUVI that there is only a small chance that letting Windows scan the device and fix the problem will cause any issues. Normally it finds a small 64 byte piece of data that doesn't cause any ill affects when removed.

Once the scan is done and you continue to always "safely remove hardware" when you disconnect the Nuvi from your PC, you'll probably never see this annoying message again.

--
Nuvi 350, 760, 1695LM, 3790LMT, 2460LMT, 3597LMTHD and TomTom XXL540s

Good to know

t923347 wrote:

This issue is normally caused by pulling the USB cable out of the Nuvi or PC instead of using the recommended method of ejecting the GPS which is to use the "safely remove hardware" feature in Windows. Simply pulling out a flash drive or memory card from your computer instead of "ejecting" it through Windows can cause this same message to appear every time you insert one of these devices as well.

I have found with the NUVI that there is only a small chance that letting Windows scan the device and fix the problem will cause any issues. Normally it finds a small 64 byte piece of data that doesn't cause any ill affects when removed.

Once the scan is done and you continue to always "safely remove hardware" when you disconnect the Nuvi from your PC, you'll probably never see this annoying message again.

thanks

--
260, 295W, 1490T,2455LMT

I woudn't

If it is not broke no need to fix it....Right????

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Bobby....Garmin 2450LM

You may not want to disable Autoplay

Jery wrote:

You can disable autoplay in Windows to stop this actionInsturtions at this site:
http://www.recipester.org/Recipe:Disable_Auto_Play_in_Windows_7_25551361

This will disable all autoplay functions on windows - some you may still want. I have been searching for an answer to this and found that this is common with Ipods, Kindles, etc. There has been a fix mentioned that uses the old command line chkdsk function. I have not tried that yet but it is supposed to do the same thing that scan and fix does but does not fix or delete anything - but seems to make Windows happy. Some say this works and some say that the message still pops up.

IF I try it I will let you know what happens.

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Garmin 1490T and Tom Tom In-Dash Eclipse II

This Issue

I ALWAYS "safely remove hardware" for ANY type of drive-Nuvi or flash drive. It's the best way.

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76 csx & Nuvi 1490t

don't let windows touch it

I let windows "fix" my ipod once, and I really regret that decision. It completely wiped the ipod of all of my songs and it corrupted all other kinds of files on it to where I couldn't open them and also couldn't delete them either. I imagine it could do the same kind of damage to a gps. Even if your gps may be acting weird, don't let windows touch it, it will only make it worse. Just make sure you eject the nuvi (click safely remove hardware, then eject nuvi) before you disconnect it like everyone else is saying and you won't have a problem.

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Garmin Nuvi 3490lmt, 765t with Lifetime maps and Clear Channel traffic

agree

t923347 wrote:

This issue is normally caused by pulling the USB cable out of the Nuvi or PC instead of using the recommended method of ejecting the GPS which is to use the "safely remove hardware" feature in Windows. Simply pulling out a flash drive or memory card from your computer instead of "ejecting" it through Windows can cause this same message to appear every time you insert one of these devices as well.

I have found with the NUVI that there is only a small chance that letting Windows scan the device and fix the problem will cause any issues. Normally it finds a small 64 byte piece of data that doesn't cause any ill affects when removed.

Once the scan is done and you continue to always "safely remove hardware" when you disconnect the Nuvi from your PC, you'll probably never see this annoying message again.

Sound advice.

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http://www.poi-factory.com/node/21626 - red light cameras do not work

Ain't Windows lovely.......

Robert1775 wrote:

All of a sudden now when I plug my 1490T into my Windows 7 computer i get a screen pop up on the computer that says that Windows wants to "scan and fix" my Garmin drive

Anyone else ever get this.

The Win 7 laptop I have gives me that complaint about the USB FLASH drives I have but both of my XP machines are happy as clams with them.

One of these days, I may let "7" have a go at one of them when they are EMPTY but I would strongly advise AGAINST letting it have a go at your GPS. VERY STRONGLY.

--
Magellan Maestro 4250// MIO C310X

...

I've never gotten that message from Windows 7; instead, it's Kaspersky that wants to scan my drives.

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Michael -- Nuvi 755T

My laptop shows this message everytime....

I get this everytime I hook my nuvi up to my Win 7 laptop and I just close the box and ignore it.

.

I would never let Windows fix anything. 90% of the time it's Windows that's broken to begin with.

Save ejecting

t923347 wrote:

This issue is normally caused by pulling the USB cable out of the Nuvi or PC instead of using the recommended method of ejecting the GPS which is to use the "safely remove hardware" feature in Windows. Simply pulling out a flash drive or memory card from your computer instead of "ejecting" it through Windows can cause this same message to appear every time you insert one of these devices as well.

My Windows 7, 64bit OS still complains that the drive needs to be fixed. It isn't just my Garmin, any mass storage device behaves the same way.

Sounds like a Windows Problem

When was the last time you checked Windows for malware?
There are some bugs out there that pretend to be part of Windows.
Some want to sell you protection, others just want to mess with you.
Below are two very good free programs that I use to scan Windows.
I would run both, one right after the other.
But first I would run CCleaner (also free) to get rid of junk that doesn't need to be scanned.

Super AntiSpyware Free Edition
Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware

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Nuvi 1450 Newbe When you see a fork in the road, Take it!

Thumbs Up!

19PapaBear44 wrote:

When was the last time you checked Windows for malware?
There are some bugs out there that pretend to be part of Windows.
Some want to sell you protection, others just want to mess with you.
Below are two very good free programs that I use to scan Windows.
I would run both, one right after the other.
But first I would run CCleaner (also free) to get rid of junk that doesn't need to be scanned.

Super AntiSpyware Free Edition
Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware

Those are good programs...highly recommended!

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============================================================ If it ain't right, don't do it....If it ain't true, don't say it....If it ain't yours, don't take it.

Do not do CCleaner registry cleaner

tghowe wrote:
19PapaBear44 wrote:

When was the last time you checked Windows for malware?
There are some bugs out there that pretend to be part of Windows.
Some want to sell you protection, others just want to mess with you.
Below are two very good free programs that I use to scan Windows.
I would run both, one right after the other.
But first I would run CCleaner (also free) to get rid of junk that doesn't need to be scanned.

Super AntiSpyware Free Edition
Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware

Those are good programs...highly recommended!

A word of advise is to not run the registry cleaner that is found in CCleaner. The rest of the program is great as well as the other 2.

--
Nuvi 650 and 1350.

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