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When turning on my nuvi 200w sat nav I get the error message "System Software Missing"

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  • trev55 Dec 20, 2008

    have tried reboot but no joy so far , any other ideas?

  • trev55 Dec 20, 2008

    have tried to reload software as advised but get the message , "upload data is corrupted" - where do I go from here?

  • trev55 Dec 20, 2008

    I fear that i have inadvertently downloaded some software that is incompatible with my unit - I recall seeing something somewhere that said this may cause the unit to become inoperative, suspect I may have to send back to manufacturer, is there any way I can avoid having to do this?

  • trev55 Dec 20, 2008

    I'm still not having any joy, will keep persevering but if anybody else has any other ideas I would very much appreciate receiving them

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The message "System Software Missing", means that the software is corrupted.

In this case, reset by holding the power button will not help , as software is damaged and must be reinstalled. Reset only clear settings to factory default.

The system software must be update, and this is normally done doing Webupdate.

If you additionally get "Update file corrupted", then you need to reinstall also the updater:


If the download does not work straight from Garmin, do the download using a computer and upload a special recovery file, called Update.exe provided by Garmin on the Nuvi using USB cable.

To get the Update.exe file for your model, you need to contact Garmin support, they will give you the right file for your Garmin model, and for your region.
Do not download Update.exe from the Internet, if you chose the wrong version you can damage your Garmin.
Call Garmin and safely install the right patch.

See:
Contact Garmin Support

Once you upload the Update.exe using a computer, you should be able to do the rest of the updates with the garmin regular update tool (Webupdate) , see
Garmin Update Guide on how to do updates once updater is working.


Let me know how it goes.

Contact Garmin Support

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From here:

  1. Power off the unit.
  2. HOLD down the power button and you will see "Pre Boot Mode" appear on the lower part of the display. KEEP HOLDING the power button down and the display will flicker, do this until the pre boot mode message disappears. This seems to take a long time (60 seconds at least).
  3. Once the pre boot mode message disappears release the power button and your device will perform some activites to recover from the above problem.

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Try this solution as it is..It will fix the error message "System Software Missing" ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------1. Power off the unit.

2. HOLD down the power button and you will see "Pre Boot Mode" appear on the lower part of the display. KEEP HOLDING the power button down and the display will flicker, do this until the pre boot mode message disappears. This seems to take a long time (60 seconds at least).

3. Once the pre boot mode message disappears release the power button and your device will perform some activites to recover from the above problem.

Apparently this sequence will only work with the above error. I hope this assists other if they encounter this problem

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Http://www8.garmin.com/software/WebUpdater_241.exe

download this software to update system software thorough ur PC...

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Hi and welcome to FixYa,

Initially, pls think of your Garmin as a computer. In certain instances, the Operating System crashes, gets corrupted or just plain goes faulty. Assuming no hardware fault, it is a matter of re-installing the OS or in your case the System Software.

Fortunately, Garmin made this plain and simple. The process is done by and through your computer using the Internet to access the Garmin Server(s), download the most recent firmware (System Software), connect your Garmin to the computer and follow on screen instructions.

Pls start here.

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Try this: Hold the power buuton down, you will see on the lower screen the word "Pre Booting - ". Keep holding the power button for about 60 second, then you will see on the lower screen "Booting".
This time, release power button; system will reboot and loading map... again.

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