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Formatted 265wt on WinXP

I hooked up my gps to the computer to charge. Went to click eject, accidently hit format. Rather than unplug it, and ruin it, I let it complete the format. Now it wont connect to any satellites, and the menus are different. Does anyone have a solution!? Thanks.

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If you have a Garmin 330c, try downloading the software from this link:

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How do I get it operational on a new computer?

Assuming that you are using Windows XP.
  1. Ensure that your computer is turned on
  2. Plug the one-pin power connector to the back of the hard disk enclosure
  3. Connect the other end to the power adapter
  4. Plug the power adapter into the wall outlet.
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Formatted on WINxp

You may be in luck
go to this webpage and download webupdater

keep your fingers crossed. basically that is an external hard drive... when you format it.. you erase everything... apparently that has partitions in it as you didn't lose everything tho i suspect you did lose the maps


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